Bethany School A GSG School
- Bethany School
- Head: Mr Francie Healy BSc,HDipEd,NPQH
- T 01580 211273
- F 01580 211151
- E registrar@beth…yschool.org.uk
- W www.bethanyschool.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Kent
- Pupils: 343
- Religion: Christian
- Fees: Day £15,795 - £17,490; Boarding £24,420 - £29,745 pa
- Open days: September
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
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 –...
What the school says...
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. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysNone 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 ...
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 stay quite as...
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|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia||Y|
|English as an additional language (EAL)||Y|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|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|