Beechcliffe School

Safe Joyful Learning

Keighley: 01535603041 Thackley

Interim Headteacher: Lee harris

Head of School - Keighley: Michelle Nichols
Head of School - Thackley: Dave Prosho

Keighley: Greenhead Road, Utley, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 6ED

Thackley: Ellar Carr Road, Thackley, Bradford, BD10 0TD

Keighley: 01535603041 Thackley: 01274057898

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Welcome to Our School

 Welcome to Beechcliffe School's website. 


On behalf of the students and staff  we would like to welcome you to our Beechcliffe School website.

Beechcliffe School is proud to be part of Carlton Academy Trust which comprises of schools from the primary, secondary and special school sectors. We endeavour to ensure the Trust’s mission statement of ‘Excellence for all’ through our  curriculum and rich learning experiences we offer our young people.

David, Michelle and I are thrilled to be leading this fantastic school for the foreseeable future and we are looking forward to building on the excellent work of staff pupils and parents.

Beechcliffe School is a diverse community meeting a wide range of individual needs but within the shared ethos of preparing young people for a happy and successful adulthood. Our staff team have a vast range of skills and expertise, they work diligently to enable our students to become the best version of themselves.

We know that parents and school working together is one of the strongest influences on a young person’s success and happiness and we seek to nurture this partnership throughout a young person’s time with us.

We hope that you enjoy looking at the website and find any information you may require. Should you require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact us and we will help in any way we can.


Lee Harris

Director for Special Schools


Michelle Nichols

Head of School Keighley


David Prosho

Head of School  Thackley


          Beechcliffe School will close for the summer break on Friday 19th July.

         We will reopen in September as follows:


Thackley site:   All pupils will start on Tuesday 3rd September 2024


               Keighley Site:   Existing pupils will start on Tuesday 3rd September 2024

                                               New pupils will start on Wednesday 4th September 2024


Thought of the WeekWhat are you proud of achieving this year?





Our Events

Band Coaching : Igloo Music


Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our Band Night.

The amount raised for school was a fantastic £686.90

World down syndrome day illustrated

World Down's Syndrome Day 2024

Thank you to our students and staff who helped raise £31.00 for the Down's Syndrome Association



Red Nose Day (@HappyRedNoseDay) / Twitter

Red Nose Day 2024

Thank you to all our students and staff who contributed to the Red Nose Day for Comic Relief.

The amount raised was £323.50



This year our poppy appeal raised £14.09. Thank you for all your contributions

Events we'll be attending during Autumn through to Christmas! | Cheadle &  District Animal Welfare Society Staffordshire


Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our Christmas Fair .

The total amount raised for school was an amazing £1244.17!

BBC Children in Need are making changes | NICVA


A huge thank you to staff and students who joined in and contributed to the amazing total of £239.09




MacMillan Coffee Morning – More than just coffee and cake… | Coinadrink


A big thank you to everybody who contributed and donated to our MacMillan coffee morning.

You helped us raise a massive £220.00!



Supercars / Superheroes Event 2023


After 8 Super Car & Super Heroes events over 9 years, it's unbelievable that we still are able to break records!! I want to thank Michelle, the SLT & all the staff, especially Gail (and Dave and the kids) for their huge support, to all the parents who donated for the raffle & tombola, the students who cooked & baked & made craft goods for the stalls, all my friends from the cosplay & car communities, Zoo Lab & bouncy castle providers, Pete, Rachel, Evie & Mollie, Martin & Declan all helping to make this event so special and successful.

The event this year helped tip the total raised by SCSH to over £10,000!! In a time of a cost of living crisis to raise over..... £2,000 for SCSH 8 is UNBELIEVABLE & a new record!! My heartfelt thanks to everyone who came out and spent their hard earned pounds to make the day such a huge success. We were able to donate £201 to Mos Eisley Misfits for their chosen charity and add £1,810 to school funds. I am excited to announce that there will be a SCSH 9 on the 21st September 2024!! 






Thank you to everyone who participated in Jeans for Genes day. We raised a total of £28.00




World Autism Awareness Day - EN | United Nations  Epilepsy Awareness Day - Paul Jacobs

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the purple and blue day.

We raised a massive £304.77 which was split between the charities.