We are proud of our student-centred and inclusive ethos – “We all belong at BBEC.”

Our guiding philosophy is that we believe that young people have one chance of a good education and it is our job to ensure they get it.  BBEC is here to serve the children and parents of Buttershaw and Bradford and to serve them well, by prioritising high quality teaching and learning and celebrating all their achievements, academic and otherwise, overcoming barriers so that each student achieves the best possible outcomes.

Our values of Ambition, Resilience, Courtesy and Kindness are central to all that we do and define how we, in the BBEC family, treat each other.  Our aim is for all our students to be safe, healthy, lifelong learners who contribute to our local community and beyond as active, responsible citizens.

BBEC is a truly inclusive school and, as such, we welcome students with many different skills and talents. Our job is to nurture and develop those talents, whatever they are. By doing the right thing by our students, everyone is capable of being outstanding in their particular circumstances.

Many students from BBEC achieve the highest grades and go on to study at Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Bradford, Sheffield, Manchester and many other universities across the country. Some progress to Bradford and Leeds colleges, whilst some follow apprenticeships or take their sporting prowess further.

At BBEC, we understand the importance of great teaching and our students being successful academically, but as well as this we offer fantastic opportunities for our young people to develop skills and interests beyond the classroom, with all students at BBEC having the chance to experience things they may have never done before.

BBEC is part of the Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust (BDAT) and, together with all the BDAT schools, we are committed to safeguarding our students and to the inclusion and achievement of all.

I hope our website will give you a flavour of life at BBEC, but for a closer look, please make an appointment to visit us and see for yourselves.

Andrew Taylor