The school aims to create a healthy, safe and secure environment in which pupils develop confidence and self-discipline. We strive to ensure that all our pupils’ years at Bethany are happy ones, encouraging kindness and consideration for one another.
At Bethany School, we prioritise the wellbeing of all our pupils. Our comprehensive support system includes the Wellness Centre, a dedicated space designed to cater to the mental, emotional, and physical needs of our pupils. We understand the importance of a nurturing environment, and our pastoral is team is committed to providing a safe and inclusive space where pupils can freely discuss their concerns, seek guidance, and access resources. Through various initiatives and counseling services, we strive to support the mental and physical health of all pupils, empowering them to navigate challenges and thrive both academically and personally during their Sixth Form journey.
Friendships and connections formed during these years often last a lifetime. Collaborative projects, study groups, and shared experiences foster a tightknit community, where our pupils support and inspire each other on their respective journeys. Life in the Sixth Form at Bethany is about more than just academics; it’s about forging lasting memories, and discovering your true potential in an environment that values individuality and growth.
The Wellness Centre
The Wellness Centre is an onsite facility managed by our Senior Nurse and Sister. Our Pupil Wellbeing Officer also operates from the Wellness Centre and is available to support pupils in the school community.
All pupils can visit the Wellness Centre at any point during the school day.
Wellbeing Award for Schools
Bethany School is the proud holder of the Wellbeing Award for Schools, which highlights the excellent pastoral care offered to pupils and staff at the School. With this, the school is demonstrating the commitment to:
- Promoting mental health as part of school life
- Improving the emotional wellbeing of their staff and pupils
- Ensuring mental health problems are identified early and appropriate support provided
- Offering provision and interventions that matches the needs of its pupils and staff
- Engaging the whole-school community in the importance of mental health awareness
- Capturing the views of parents, pupils and teachers on mental health issues
“Mental health and wellbeing is so important in our ever-changing world. Bethany School can provide a platform that helps our pupils and staff to feel supported and listened to, and this helps to increase the awareness of mental health as part of school life.”
Alan Sturrock, Deputy Head Pastoral
Founded in 1866 by the Reverend Joseph Kendon, a Baptist minister, Bethany’s spiritual inheritance helps define our moral values today. Staying true to our roots, Bethany School remains a Christian community, with robust and strong moral values which underpin our educational ethos.
Bethany welcomes children of all faiths or none, and together they attend Chapel twice weekly, to allow the valuable time for quiet reflection and personal space in our fast-paced world. Services are led by our Chaplain along with the Headmaster, other members of staff and guest speakers.
In a world that moves ever faster with each passing day, we never overlook the importance of setting aside the time for quiet reflection and personal space. Our Chapel provides us all with the perfect setting in which to do so.
Our Chaplain, Paul Feesey, provides pastoral support to our school community, parents and extended families. He is also on hand to listen compassionately to any concerns our pupils may wish to discuss and to offer advice.