Vision and Values

We are creating an outstanding Church of England school, with a clear focus on high performance for students from 11 to 18. This is a school where students are recognised as individual, emerging adults and have their needs met in a school where faith is valued and central to daily life.

Act Responsibly and Respectfully

In line with the Gospel values central to the Christian Faith, we believe that everyone in our school should behave in a responsible and respectful manner with each other, with the school and as part of the wider community.

We model these Christian values to students in the way the school is run by being a responsible employer and consumer as well as being clear about how we support our local and global community.

Students participate in community programmes to achieve these goals. We expect to achieve a Gold Standard Eco Schools Award within 3 years.

Support all students to achieve their greatest academic potential

Becket Keys is committed to the highest possible academic standards through the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum. We value and support the achievements and aspirations of every student, whatever their starting point, ability and potential.

Aim high in life and learning

We know how important it is for our students to thrive in all kinds of ways beyond academic achievement.

Our school focuses on more than just exam results, encouraging self-esteem and respect for others, independence and responsibility, creative thinking and innovation, problem-solving and a passionate interest in the world around us.

Provide a special focus on music and sport

Our broad-based curriculum caters for all interests.  As there are currently no sport or music specialist schools in the Brentwood area, we feel that these subjects should be a particular focus. We appreciate the importance of participation in music and sport that parents have come to expect and many students thoroughly enjoy. All of our students, including those whose main interests lie outside the specialist subjects, benefit from the additional funding that our specialisms attract.

Provide a nurturing environment where staff know the students and their learning needs very well

With an intake of 150 our school is substantially smaller than most other secondary schools in Brentwood, and tutor groups are limited to 25 pupils per class. The students benefit because teachers are able to devote more time to them and their individual needs than they would be able to do in larger classes.

Encourage parental engagement

Many local parents are very engaged with their children's primary school, both educationally and socially.  We know that schools can provide valuable social networks for families in our community, and we encourage continuation of that close involvement at secondary level.

Be a resource for the local community

We envisage our school remaining open until late in the evening as a community learning hub, offering a range of clubs and courses for people of all ages and interests.