Proud to be a ‘Beckfoot Oakbanker’ – 15th June 2018

Over a 100 students attended Sports Award Evening last night at Keighley Rugby Union Club. We were lucky enough to have someone very special there with us. Natalie Haythornthwaite from Keighley was on the Gold medal winning netball team at the Commonwealth Games in Australia earlier this year. It was fantastic for our students to see a local girl with a Gold medal around her neck presenting our amazing students with their awards. What I loved about it was the range of young people involved and the diverse nature of the sports that they participate in. A thank you too, to the staff who support our students and go above and beyond. Clear messages during the presentations came through about resilience, perseverance, learning from your mistakes, picking yourself back up when something has not gone your way and working as a team to improve together. A message for us all. Well done to all of those involved you should be very proud of yourselves.

Our Duke of Edinburgh students should also be proud of themselves having completed their practice expedition for their Bronze award. 28 Y10 students were involved on Saturday 9th June. The students had to navigate their way around the local area on a 12km walk carrying tents, cooking equipment and food. They are now preparing for their assessment expedition in a couple of weeks. You should be proud of yourselves.

Year 11 have done it! You have got through nearly all your exams now and have left today. The determination you have shown over the last few weeks has been brilliant; and you still all have the energy to smile and say hello! Well done for all of the hard work that you have put in. We are all proud of you and wish you all the best now for the results in August. See you at the leavers assembly.

We have welcomed our new Y7 students into school this week through a Transition workshop day. I cannot wait to meet you all properly. I could see how excited you all were today about being here and I am looking forward to working with you all in September. I am most proud of those current students who gave up their time on the Training day to act as student leaders and support the Y6 students during their day. Thank you.


Our community spirit has shone through this week. During Tutor time on Thursday students worked with their tutors to reflect on the Grenfell tragedy 1 year ago.

There are 3 vacancies for Local School Council members. Please email if you are interested or want to find out more. We value the support that we get from you all and would love to work with you as the school embarks on the next phase of its journey.

Can I finish by saying Eid Mubarak to our Muslim community. Well done to all those participating for their resilience, especially those who are doing exams. You should be so proud of yourselves.

Tina Smith
Head of School

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