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 2015, the percentage of students gaining five or more A*-C grades including English and Maths reached an exceptional 90%, 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 highly praised by DfE following new free school unveiling

5th February 2016

Bethnal Green Academy received recognition this morning as the academic model for Green Spring Education Trust’s new free school ‘Green Spring New School’.


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UPDATE: National Publication of Validated KS4 2015 Results
Topping the Charts Nationally as Bethnal Green Academy Hits 90%

21st January 2016

Following today’s publication of the Department for Education’s Validated KS4 2015 Results, we are delighted to confirm that our class of 2015 achieved record-breaking GCSE results with a phenomenal 90% of students gaining 5+ A*-C grades including English and Maths. We are now on a national platform competing with some of the most successful and outstanding schools across the country. Bethnal Green Academy tops the following charts:

    • Top 1% Nationally for Value Added (Best 8)
    • Top 1% Nationally for Expected Progress in English
    • Top 2% Nationally for Expected Progress in Maths
    • Top 4% Nationally for 5+ A*-C grades including English and Maths
    • Top 8% Nationally for students achieving the EBACC


New government website launched at BGA

19th January 2015
Educate Against Hate is a new website for parents, teachers and school leaders set up by the Department for Education and the Home Office. The website, launched at Bethnal Green Academy, will enable parents, teachers and school leaders to access useful resources that will help to protect children from radical views. Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, announced that the website offers advice on preventing extremism as part of a drive to protect children from the “spell of twisted ideologies”. The website can be accessed via this link

Press release - Education Secretary Nicky Morgan announces package of measures to protect children from extremism: read more...

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Read letter from Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.

"It is clear that you have created a real community amongst staff, parents and pupils who feel well supported by your strong leadership. It was a pleasure to visit."

The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP

Academy Brochure

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Our Vision

 “Our vision at Bethnal Green Academy is to ensure that every student maximises their potential. We will empower students to become independent learners, critical in their thinking, informed in their choices and confident in their ability to succeed in the modern world.
We will do this by:

  • Ensuring all students develop the values and gain the qualifications they need for the next steps in their lives.
  • Ensuring that teaching staff are an inspirational, dedicated and well-supported team who provide exceptional teaching, enabling students to succeed in their studies.
  • Providing an environment where students feel safe, secure and empowered to make positive life choices.
  • Building trusting and informed relationships with parents/carers, so they are fully involved in their child’s learning.
  • Managing resources effectively and efficiently ensuring value for money.
  • Making Bethnal Green Academy a thriving hub in the local community, in which everyone can make a difference.”



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Our Academy 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.

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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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Bethnal Green Academy Sports Centre

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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.



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