Beckfoot Trust is an organisation that links a group of local Bradford schools together so that they can collectively improve the life chances for young people within their schools. Our aim is to create a group of truly remarkable schools each with a genuine comprehensive intake. They will be wonderful places for young people to learn and grow up in. We want to make a difference. We want to create something special.




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About Us

Welcome from the Headteacher

Welcome to our website. We hope that it helps you find all of the information you need, especially in these unusual times.

What I love the most about our school is the wonderful community spirit we have. Whether we are at home or at school, remember “Great Learner + Great Person = Great Life”.

Our school has a simple message for children in that we teach them that if they are ‘Great Learners and Great People, then they have the best chance of having a Great Life’. We want ALL of our children to have a great life, regardless of any challenges they may face.

Our aim is to provide a safe, vibrant and stimulating learning environment where children grow into mature young people ready for their next phase of life in secondary school. We believe that every child deserves and needs the very best of starts in life. We know that when a child achieves highly during primary school they go on to have maximum opportunities in the future; we strive for every child to achieve highly and we constantly reflect on our practise, looking for ways that we can improve.

It is our fundamental belief in the value of every child and that it is our responsibility to nurture and support them in a life-long journey of learning experiences. There is no doubt that the early years of a child’s life form the foundations of character where they develop, resilience, self-awareness, empathy, self-confidence, adaptability and drive. These characteristics will enable them to build a successful future.

Our motto, “Great Learner + Great Person = Great Life’ very much reflects our ethos and we make sure that the children are at the centre of all that we do here at Beckfoot Heaton Primary School and Nursery. We are proud of our well-resourced school and the culture and ethos that we have established, and the children are proud too, in themselves, their work, their behaviour and their school.

Working in partnership with parents and others is absolutely critical to the success of the school, and the children who are a part of our community. Together we form a strong collaboration that has the ability to achieve far more than we can do alone. We are a very open school and, as well as all the events and communications that we will offer, you are also very welcome to come and see us to discuss any concerns or offer any feedback that would help us to improve.

There is nothing more rewarding than teaching and seeing a child grow both in academic achievement and also into mature young people. It is a privilege for me to lead such a dedicated body of staff who all share the same vision for the children at Beckfoot Heaton Primary School and Nursery. Together the future is exciting and filled with possibilities in achieving the very best for the children in our care.

Zoe Mawson

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