Bethany School

Bethany School

Address: Curtisden Green, Goudhurst, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 1LB
Type: Co-educational day and boarding school for ages 11 to 18
Tel: 01580 211 273
Number of pupils: 346
Number of staff: 42
Cost per term (day): £5,265 to £5,830
Cost per term (boarding): £8,140 to £9,915
Head: Mr Francie Healy

Sum up the ethos of your school
At Bethany, where ‘Education for life in a changing world’ underlies everything we do, learning and improvement permeates the culture of the school. In order to achieve this, the school celebrates not just achievement, but also progress. Teachers understand that learning is learnable, and that this lesson is key to success in life.

How about the facilities on offer?
Bethany has an idyllic location, with easy accessibility and local mainline train links, set in a 60-acre, rural campus. The school’s continual rolling programme of development over its 150-year history has resulted in a wide range of impressive facilities available to its 350 pupils. The latest developments are a fantastic, newly built six-lane, 25m indoor swimming pool, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a new Sixth Form Centre, and even its very own high ropes course. The next major project will be the construction of a future-focused Digital Performing Arts Centre.

Do you have any awards or accreditations?
Bethany has been CReSTeD registered since 1994, and is well-equipped to give specialist help to dyslexic pupils within the mainstream curriculum.

What do you offer that other schools don’t?
Bethany has an excellent reputation for its pastoral care, family feel and exceptional nurturing environment. The school provides a huge range of creative, academic, sporting and music activities that greatly broadens each child’s experience, and gives each pupil the opportunity to pursue their interests. Pupils are encouraged to take responsibility in their education, and they consequently develop necessary life skills for making good decisions in the future.