Message from the Principal

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I am delighted to welcome you to Bethnal Green Academy. We are a high-achieving, outstanding academy located in East London, and have established a proud tradition for student improvement over the past few years.

Since the current senior leadership team took over in 2007, Bethnal Green Academy has been on a remarkable journey of progress. Beginning as a low-achieving school, the implementation of a range of measures to improve student achievement has paid tremendous dividends, leading to consistent increases in GCSE success. By 2014, the percentage of students gaining five or more A*-C grades including English and Maths reached an exceptional 80%, cementing our status as one of the most improved schools in the country. We received the highest rating of ‘Outstanding’ in our last Ofsted inspection in 2012.

We believe that the achievement and well-being of our students should be at the heart of everything we do. We combine outstanding teaching with a rewarding, enriching curriculum which broadens students’ horizons and encourages them to believe in their abilities. Alongside classroom learning, students have a range of opportunities to enhance their skills and prepare themselves for future life, including university trips and visits from a variety of successful employers. We are also extremely proud of our status as a centre of excellence for teacher training, helping to develop passionate, exceptional teachers and visionary leaders.

We are extremely proud of the culture of high achievement and harmonious learning environment that we have here at Bethnal Green Academy, and look forward to sustaining our success into the future. If you wish to meet us or see the academy in action, please feel free to contact us and we will be delighted to talk to you.

We look forward to welcoming you to Bethnal Green Academy.

Mark Keary, Principal

BGA Trust proposes a new school for E14

We intend to launch London International New School, London’s first state 4-19 school specialising in languages and bilingual education, building on the richness of languages spoken in the local area. It will offer a fully bilingual education to pupils in the primary phase and a secondary curriculum which continues to build on language proficiency whilst preparing students for exceptional academic achievement in national UK qualifications. Click here to find out more about the proposed new school. Find out about information events where you can meet the team and ask any questions you may have. Read the press release here.

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Easter Break

We will close for the Easter break at 2.15pm on Wednesday 25 March. The academy will re open on Monday 13 April at 8.30am.
We wish all our students and their families a restful and peaceful break.

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BGA awarded Artsmark Gold

BGA is nationally recognised for outstanding contribution to arts and cultural education in October more

BGA awarded inclusion quality mark

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Sixth Form Success

Are you looking for a Sixth Form place for September? Apply Now.


  • Nearly 99% A Level pass rate for our first set of results.
  • 11/12 subjects with 100% pass rate
  • Students with places at Russell Group Universities such as Edinburgh and UCL

Why choose Bethnal Green Academy Sixth Form?

93% of our Year 13 students have applied to and received offers for Universities. The remaining students have secured apprenticeships/employment.
Over half of our students have received offers from Russell Group Universities including Edinburgh, Birmingham, SOAS , Imperial, UCL, King’s College London and St Andrews.
Subjects applied for include History, Economics, Physics, Pharmacy, Natural Sciences, Psychology and Business Management.


Best ever GCSE results 2014

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Congratulations to BGA students who achieved fantastic results in their exams this year. Well done!

80% 5 A*-C including English and maths
36% English Baccalaureate
97% students made expected
progress in English
88% students made expected progress in maths


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School Prospectus

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Academy Status Update

We’re delighted to tell you that the Bethnal Green and Shoreditch Education Trust (the Trust that governs Bethnal Green Academy) has received confirmation from the Department for Education that it is now an ‘approved sponsor’.

The Bethnal Green and Shoreditch Education Trust mission is to support students to achieve their absolute best whatever their ability or background. Being part of the Trust enables our schools to deliver the greatest outcomes for young people and the communities they serve through closer links, sharing expertise and promoting outstanding practices. The Trust will develop a flourishing partnership of inclusive, high achieving schools, ensuring that we build on delivering best educational practice locally, nationally and globally.

Many thanks to our colleagues and partner schools who have worked with us recently on various projects and activities or simply visited to share strategies for success...
Dartford Technology College, The West London Free School, Coppice Primary School, Claverham Community College, Longdean School, Willingdon Community School, St Annes Academy, Francis Combe Academy, Columbia Primary School, Thomas Buxton Primary School, William Davies Primary School, Virginia Primary School, St. Matthias Primary School, Sir John Cass Primary School, Christ Church Primary School and Lawdale Junior School.

If you have any comments or questions please email

Mark Keary
Principal & Chief Executive Officer

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Bethnal Green Academy Sports Centre

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Bethnal Green is proud to be a Living Wage Employer

This means that we ensure that all employees are paid a minimum of £8.80 per hour. To find out more click here.

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Our School Ethos

Outstanding learning and teaching is at the core of everything we do at Bethnal Green Academy. We aim to raise attainment to exceptional levels and we value the contribution that every individual can make to BGA, regardless of ability or background. We have the highest expectations of all, in a caring and supportive environment. Our students are active citizens and make a positive contribution to the local, national and global community.

Bethnal Green Academy is the trading name of the Bethnal Green and Shoreditch Education Trust, which is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (Company No. 07856680). Company's registered address: Bethnal Green and Shoreditch Education Trust, Bethnal Green Academy, Gosset Street, London, E2 6NW.