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Bethany School

Curtisden Green, Goudhurst, Cranbrook, Kent, England TN17 1LB
Tel: +44 (0) 1580 211273

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 11 - 18 Years Day & Boarding (Flexi, Full, Weekly)

The environment at Bethany is that of a vibrant and caring community which creates a supportive platform from which your child can learn and progress.

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Word From The Head

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From Francie Healy, Headmaster

As parents, we all want the very best for our children. It is important that they are encouraged to fulfil their full academic potential, but of equal importance is preparation for the ever changing world beyond education – a world of both challenge and opportunity.

Children today must be prepared to enter a world of technology and innovation – a world that moves at considerable pace. Bethany is the perfect environment for your child’s journey through secondary education. With careful nurturing and guidance it is our aim to equip each child with the skills, knowledge and confidence that will prepare them for their life in a changing world.

"The environment at Bethany is that of a vibrant and caring community which creates a supportive platform from which your child can learn and progress".

We encourage each and every child to think critically, question incisively and solve problems with growing independence. They are guided in their endeavours by teachers who are experts in their respective fields, and who are committed to delivering the very highest standard of learning across a broad, balanced and innovative curriculum.

Beyond the classroom, we offer a vast array of extra-curricular activities to develop and challenge each pupil. Fun, enthusiasm and adventure are important parts of the Bethany experience. The happiness and emotional well-being of our pupils lie at the heart of every decision we make. It is for this reason that my own three children all attended Bethany and so far two have achieved first class honours degrees at their universities.

Please do come and visit us to see first-hand what we have to offer. Call to make an appointment on 01580 211273.

I look forward to meeting you.

Open Days, Visits & Events

28-06-2024 - Year 5 Taster Day

We are delighted to announce that we have a date for our popular Year 5 Taster Day. The day will take place on Friday 28th June 2024. There is no charge for the day, which will be organised by our specialist teaching staff supported by some of our senior pupils, and lunch will be included. The day will begin with registration from 9.45am, with the first workshops starting at 10am, and the day finishes by 3pm.

What We Offer

  • A Level - Advanced Level Examinations
  • GCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • IELTS - International English Language Testing
  • LAMDA - London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • Business studies
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Government/Politics
  • ICT
  • Media/Film studies
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Photography
  • Theology
  • Chinese
  • Chinese - Mandarin
  • English
  • English As Foreign/2nd Language
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness Training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Martial Arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Adventure Training
  • Ballet
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • First Aid/Life Savers
  • Horse Riding & Management
  • Horticulture
  • Public Speaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Young Enterprise
  • Autistic Spectrum of Disorder (ASD)
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Social Emotional and Mental Health Needs (SEMH)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Language and Communication Disorders
  • Aspergers Syndrome (AS)
  • Delicate/Medical Conditions
  • Epilepsy
  • Armed Forces Children
  • Expatriate Children
  • Gifted Children
  • International Students
  • Rail Services
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets


  • Assessment
  • Entry test or exam
  • GCSE results
  • Interview
  • Report from previous school
  • References
  • Educational psychologist's report
  • Trial day at school
  • Academic
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Art
  • Assisted Places
  • Bursaries
  • Clergy/Ministers
  • Dance or Ballet
  • Drama
  • Financial Assistance
  • Music
  • Siblings
  • Sixth Form
  • Sport
  • Christian
  • English

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range11 to 18
    Annual Day Fees *£17310 to £19110
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£26865 to £29670
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *£28965 to £32610
    * Currency: GB Pound

    Number Of Pupils

    38Full Boarding18
    31Weekly Boarding0
    Boys Girls

    Number Of Staff

    Full-time: 47
    Part-time: 3

    % Pupils Gaining
    GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining
    A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going
    To University