Transforming the lives of young people in the Bradford District region.


BCET (Bradford College Education Trust) Academies exists to ensure that every moment in a child’s educational life matters.

Every moment in school shapes a child’s future and makes a difference to the outcome.

With effective schools, leadership and teaching those moments are maximised.

With efficient support services, buildings and resources, opportunities are enriched.

By spending moments developing staff and listening to people, our children and young people benefit.


Our ambition is for every child in our Academies to succeed in education, work and life. Because for us every moment in a child’s educational life matters.

The Trust currently includes Appleton all-through Academy, Samuel Lister Academy and Bradford Studio School. The Trust is looking to grow the family of schools and academies by supporting other schools in the West Yorkshire region.

We work closely with our communities, schools and key partners to make every moment in a child’s educational life matter, by:


Delivering high quality school improvement

  • Collaborating and sharing best practice, resources and expertise
  • Enabling professional development for all staff and partners
  • Supporting school leadership with education and business support services

Innovating and playing a part in the national education agenda



Our Schools & Academies