The Becket School
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
About The Becket School
The Becket School, part of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust, is a highly successful and heavily over-subscribed 11-18 Catholic Voluntary Academy with approximately 1073 students on roll including a 6th Form of over 235. We are located in West Bridgford, on the southern side of Nottingham in a modern, state of the art building with excellent facilities.
The Becket School is first and foremost a Catholic school, aiming to provide a first class Catholic education for all our students. We set everything we do within Christian values and look to follow the example of Christ in all our work. The Becket School has an inclusive ethos, encouraging applications from those with a background of any faith and none. It is a requirement that the Catholic nature of the school is never undermined and that all employed at the school are supportive of its distinctive Catholic ethos; together, everyone can develop and flourish.
We believe that a successful Catholic education develops students academically, socially and spiritually, giving them the skills to be successful in whatever they do once they have left us. We are forward looking while embracing traditional values and focus constantly on improving the quality of Learning and Teaching within our school.
Secondary education represents a major stage in the life of each young person and so we aim to work together with parents and carers to support the children; enabling them to develop and grow within this community and in building together a real sense of identity within The Becket School.
The school is committed to a leadership approach at all levels. We are all empowered to make a difference in terms of the school’s ability to address its core purpose. We encourage risk taking and creative planning to challenge and inspire both our students and staff alike.
We aim for high academic standards and the pursuit of excellence in all of our work; our traditions and our reputation, earned over many years, reflect this. Our dedicated colleagues, our encouragement of a positive attitude to learning, our high expectations and our setting of all of our work in Christian values have contributed to our consistent success. We are not, however, content to rest on our laurels but should always look to seize the opportunity to make a real contribution to whole school effectiveness. Our students deserve the best!