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

Beckfoot Phoenix is sited with Merlin Top Primary School up Braithwaite Avenue in Keighley.  Beckfoot Phoenix is a purpose-Sarah Lloydbuilt school with lots of space and great facilities which include specialist outdoor play facilities, a rebound room, soft play area and hydrotherapy pool.

We are proud to be part of Beckfoot Trust - a family of 10 schools who all work together to create remarkable learning environments where no child is left behind, for children in Bradford and Keighley areas.

Beckfoot Phoenix is a school for 107 nursery and primary aged children, all of whom have difficulty with their learning.  Some of our children have severe learning difficulties and others have profound and complex learning and medical needs. As well as a learning difficulty, children may also have autism, communication difficulties, physical disabilities, and visual or hearing impairments.  

At our school, it is all about the children:  

  • Keeping them safe;  
  • Valuing them and giving them a voice and;
  • Enabling them all to 'Enjoy, Learn and Succeed'.

Within our caring and positive school community, we have a great staff team who work closely with families and specialist agencies such as the school nurse, physiotherapists, diet clinics, paediatricians, CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health service), and speech and language therapist to enable all pupils to achieve beyond what could ever be imagined. 

At Beckfoot Phoenix, we see every child as unique.  We are proud of our school specific curriculum and personalised approach that ensures that every child leaves our school with the skills that will help them with their life.  For some, this means learning to read and write, for others, it is about learning to be more independent, and for others, it is being able to accept help and support so that they can happily access the world around them.  For all - it is about 'Learning lots, making memories and being brilliant'.

We hope that you find our website helpful.  If you would like more information, please go to the 'Contact Us' section on our website. 

Sarah Lloyd
Head teacher