Beckfoot Trust is an organisation that links a group of local Bradford schools together so that they can collectively improve the life chances for young people within their schools. Our aim is to create a group of truly remarkable schools each with a genuine comprehensive intake. They will be wonderful places for young people to learn and grow up in. We want to make a difference. We want to create something special.




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Welcome from our CEO

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Beckfoot Trust is a diverse family of 10 schools (4 Primary, 2 Special, 4 Secondary) closely located in the Bradford area. Formed in 2013 we now educate over 7000 young people and employ over 1000 staff.  Our core purpose is to align to our mission of ‘creating remarkable schools where no child is left behind’ and to live our values of enjoy, learn, succeed.  I took up position as CEO of Beckfoot Trust in September 2021 following the retirement of the founding CEO, David Horn.  I am immensely proud to be leading a multi-academy trust that serves the local area and is so committed to its mission.  I am sure, like me, you will find the moral-purpose of every school in our Trust quite simply palpable.    

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Shirley Watson, CEO

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