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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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Clubs and Activities

At Beckfoot Phoenix, we want to provide opportunities for learning to continue beyond lessons. 

Our Clubs and Activities are led by pupil interest and need.  Whilst supporting families, clubs and activities give children chance to practice what they have learnt in lessons and to learn new skills and make new friends.  


In school Clubs and Activities 

Lunch clubs offered by Bases, ie.. music, Yoga and mindfulness. 

Whole school workshops and parades linked to religious festivals, and curriculum focus weeks.

Special days, eg. World Book day, OBON day (One Britain, One Nation), Children in Need, Comic Relief. 


7th Keighley (PHOENIX) Cub Pack 

At Beckfoot Phoenix, we are very proud to have our own Cub Scout Pack for girls and boys aged 7 to 12.   Our Cubs meet every Monday 3 til 4 in school with leaders and helpers who work at the school and who are trained to make sure that each Cub is safe and has a fun time. 

What do we do? We do everything any other Cub Pack does! 

We play games. We make things. We make friends. We walk in parades. We go camping. We have camp fires. We go on adventures - climbing, canoeing, grass sledding. We join other Cub packs in the district for events with other groups . We wear uniform. We take the Cub Scout promise. We work towards Cub Scout badges, following the Scout Association badge requirements at a level appropriate to our children so that just like any other Cub, we have fun and get the best out of Scouting.  If you would like your child to join our group, please contact Helen Denton through the school office.   


After school Clubs and Activities

Bike club, Gardening club - these take place in the Summer months


Holiday clubs and activities 

Stay and Play - is a holiday play scheme where families bring their disabled children and siblings to take part in and enjoy the planned activities and to meet other families.  It is run by Jason Patefield from Beckfoot Phoenix, with help from volunteers from our parents and friends group, the Friends of Phoenix (FOPSS).  It runs at school for 2 days of each holiday week - excluding Christmas - and is open to all families of the school, as well as any other families who have disabled children.  Each session offers a range of activities including singing, cooking, swimming, soft play, animal visits, massage, bouncy castle, and outdoor play.  

Stay and Play days are not like school.  They are more relaxed and take into account that your child is on holiday.  For some children, we provide supported placements through the Pupil Premium Grant.  These are allocated by need and these children are supported by school staff.   Most children however, come with their families.  We understand that being a parent of a child with disabilities can be a lonely place and Stay and Play sessions help with the loneliness and isolation through the holidays.  They give you a chance to meet other families in similar situations, and give your other children the opportunity to play with and learn from others who have a brother or sister with a disability.  Stay and Play days have been described by parents as a 'lifeline' through the holidays.  They provide a safe, supportive space for you and your family in an environment where you and your children are understood.  If you would like to find out more, please contact Jason Patefield through the school office. 


Short Breaks  

Short Breaks allow a disabled young person to have an enjoyable break with their friends away from their main carer during the school holidays.  Jason Patefield organises the short break scheme and it is staffed by qualified staff from Beckfoot Phoenix School.

Short Breaks are paid for through charity funding and are free for families who meet the following criteria.

    • 5 - 15 years old and have an EHCP or are in receipt of DLA/PIP at the 'middle rate' or above and due to the young person's disability, cannot access leisure services in their area. 
    • members of Beckfoot Phoenix Stay and Play Holiday Scheme
    • or who attend Beckfoot Phoenix Primary Special School.

Please contact the school office for more information. 

Applications for Short Breaks should be made to Jason Patefield, and will be considered by the Beckfoot Phoenix Short Breaks Steering Group using the following criteria: 

    • Young people who do not receive direct payment or any other social services respite care, will be considered in the first round.
    • Young people who receive direct payment or social services respite care for more than 6 hours a week will still be considered, but they will only be offered a place if one is available after all the first round places have been allocated.
    • Places are offered subject to staffing, safety and an ability to meet the young person's need.
    • When allocating places, issues regarding transportation as well as previous short break allocation will also be considered.  

Autumn Term Covid 19 Update: 

During the Autumn term, to help everybody remain safe, Clubs and Activities will only be offered within 'bubbles', ie. Orange Base, Purple Base, Yellow Base, Blue Base and Green Base. Due to the vulnerabilities of Red base, each class within Red base is its own bubble. 

For clubs and activities within bubbles, staff will wear face visors when working with children, and anyone entering from outside the bubble will wear full PPE.

In this way, we can be sure that, should the need arise, we are able to isolate bubbles without compromising the safety of others in the school.