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None of the usual eau de cabbage, trainers and pencil shavings smells greet you here – instead you catch wafts of strategically placed aromatherapy diffusers.

The school is a mixture of the glitzy and homely. Classroom blocks...

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Children today must be prepared to enter a world of technology and innovation - a world that moves at considerable pace. Bethany School is the perfect environment for your child as he or she journeys through secondary education. With careful nurturing and guidance it is our aim to equip them with the skills, knowledge and confidence that will prepare them for life in a changing world.

The environment at Bethany is that of a vibrant and caring community, which creates a supportive platform from which your child can learn and progress. We encourage each and every child to think critically, question incisively and solve problems with growing independence. Beyond the classroom, we offer a vast array of extra-curricular activities to develop and challenge each pupil. Fun, enthusiasm and adventure are important parts of the Bethany experience.

The happiness and emotional well-being of our pupils lie at the heart of every decision we make.
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What The Good Schools Guide says

None of the usual eau de cabbage, trainers and pencil shavings smells greet you here – instead you catch wafts of strategically placed aromatherapy diffusers.



The school is a mixture of the glitzy and homely. Classroom blocks are utilitarian – you could be inside a comprehensive school. ‘We don’t do posh,’ says the head. You might beg to differ when it comes to the facilities ...

Head

Since 2010, Mr Francie Healy. A graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, he began his teaching career at an inner city school in Dublin, before taking up a post as maths teacher at Bethany in 1989. He’s never wanted to leave the place, and grew his role to head up the IT department, then through director of studies, academic deputy and deputy headship. He doesn’t, however, plan to...

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Special Education Needs

Bethany School runs a mainstream curriculum for all pupils. However, we have a long established Dyslexia Support Unit which caters for the needs of students of average or above ability who have dyslexia or similar special needs. Pupils are taught in small groups by specialist teachers. In years 7 - 9 the lessons take place when other pupils are studying French. In Years 10 and 11 the lessons take the place of one GCSE option. In the Sixth Form, individual or paired lessons are arranged during pupils' private study periods. All of our classroom teachers have experience of teaching dyslexic students, so the teaching approaches in all lessons are sympathetic to dyslexic students. At Bethany we are proud of our dyslexic students and of the rich contribution they make to the life of the school community.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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