Bethany School - Cranbrook
What is Bethany School like?
Set deep in the rural Kent countryside, Bethany School is relatively small (around 400 students) with a fair mix of full and weekly boarders, and a strong reputation amongst local parents. Despite this, it is not to be mistaken for a provincial school, with strong recent investment to upgrade facilities, and a well-developed international contingent.
It has a strong Christian ethos, though welcomes all faiths and none. A friendly and welcoming atmosphere runs throughout the school, with enthusiastic and approachable teachers led by the popular and respected Head, Francie Healy.
Would Bethany School be a good fit for my child?
Bethany is a good fit for students who thrive in a warm and more intimate school community. It caters for a range of student abilities so, whilst highly academic students are pushed to achieve, the school aims to provide a well-rounded education for all-comers. Artistic and creative students do particularly well. It is not necessarily an academic hot-house so, providing the right attitude is displayed, it is unlikely to cut students adrift if they’re not on track for a full set of A*s. Strong learning support and ESL departments, plus a range of BTECs in 6th form, illustrate the school’s commitment to offering opportunity and support to its family of students.