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.

Mark Keary

Sixth Form Success

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  • 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.


HRH Prince Harry visits BGA to support Invictus Games Media Champions

Prince Harry met more than 60 young people from six schools across east and central London during a visit to Bethnal Green Academy where they were being trained in how to use social media to promote the Invictus Games being staged at the Olympic park from September 10-14.

The Invictus Games will be a paralympic-style sporting event for injured servicemen and women. Prince Harry told students that the event would be the "most amazing weekends of your lives".

BGA students were very happy to meet the Prince and look forward to cheering on our athletes at the Invictus Games.

Click to see photos of Prince Harry's visit

Click to read about the visit in the press

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Dates for your Diary

We wish all our students and their families a happy and restful summer break.

New academic year September 2014
1, 2 and 3 September INSET days

4 September Years 7, 11, and 13 return to the academy

5 September Years 7,8,9,10,11 and 13 to attend

8 September Year 12 start and all year groups are to attend

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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.

If you have any comments or questions please email

Mark Keary

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Living Wage

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. 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.

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.