Message from the Principal
Thank you for your interest in our school.
I have seen quite a few changes since I became Principal of Bethnal Green Academy. The school today is very different from the one I first walked into in 2007. Back then it was a school with poor standards and an even poorer reputation.
It is a very different place now.
Further to our Ofsted Inspection on Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th December 2012, I am delighted to inform you that Bethnal Green Academy was judged ‘Outstanding’ in all categories.
The four Ofsted categories covering ‘Achievement of pupils’, ‘Quality of teaching’, ‘Behaviour and safety of pupils’ and ‘Leadership and management’ all received the highest judgement – ‘Outstanding’.
The inspection report comments that “students’ achievement in Key Stage 3 and 4 is remarkable”. It further states that “the standards they reach overall at the end of Year 11 are higher than those of other students in the country even though the majority start at the Academy with attainment that is below the national average”.
To be acknowledged as ‘Outstanding’ in all categories is an immense honour and places Bethnal Green Academy amongst the very best academies and schools in the country. The credit for this goes to our governors, staff and to our students and their families. We're proud to be an ‘Outstanding’ Academy that serves one of the most deprived areas in the country and we all share the belief that our children have the right to an outstanding education. It's always been our goal to work with our local community and we know that background, place of birth or post code need never be an obstacle in fulfilling your dreams and aspirations.
Please follow this link to the report.
Celebrating World Book Week at BGA
Students will be participating in a range of exciting learning activities throughout World Book Week 2014 (March 3rd - 7th). They will also have the chance to join in some workshops run by journalist Erica Wagner and authors Meg Rosoff and Stephen Kelman. On Friday March 7th students can dress up as their favourite character from a book and the best character will win a prize! To see more about how we are celebrating World Book Week at BGA you can view/download our programme for the week here.
National Apprenticeship Week workshops
Year 11 and Sixth Form students will be able to attend some tailored careers workshops during National Apprenticeship Week to find out more about career opportunities and skills. The programme is available to view here.
Click here to read/download our school brochure.
Academy Status Update
We’re delighted to tell you that Bethnal Green Academy has received confirmation from the Department for Education that we are now an ‘approved sponsor.’
This means that we can work with more schools and organisations than ever before. By becoming a Multi Academy Trust, BGA and other schools can form closer links, sharing resources and outstanding practice leading to even better provision and outcomes for our young people.
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.
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Bethnal Green Academy Sports Centre
Looking for our Sports Centre? Click here to visit our Sports Centre homepage.
BGA students release their Christmas DVD to raise money for the Philippines.
Little Love Mix is a heartfelt message sung by and featuring students at Bethnal Green Academy. All money raised from sales of the DVD will go to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Your donations are gratefully received. Read more...
Bethnal Green is proud to be a Living Wage Employer
This means that we ensure that all employers are paid a minimum of £8.80 per hour. Living Wage Week 2013 is 3rd-9th November. To find out more click here.
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.