Message from the Principal

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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.

Mark Keary

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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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

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

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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.