About Us

Becket Keys Church of England School opened in 2012 as a result of a local campaign led by Andy Scott-Evans and his colleague Iain Gunn. At the time, both were head teachers of Outstanding local Church of England primary schools and aware that there was no Outstanding Church of England secondary school for families in Brentwood.

They approached The Russell Education Trust (RET), a charitable education trust, to help them to open Becket Keys. RET was built on the expertise of the school improvement specialists, Education London. Being part of the RET helped Becket Keys to be judged Outstanding by OfSTED in 2014. Two years later the school was also judged Outstanding by SIAMS – the Church of England’s inspection service. The first cohort of students sat their GCSE exams in 2017 and we are looking forward continuing this success, both at GCSE and A Level where we will have our first results in 2019.


The motto of Becket Keys, “Faith in Learning”, is rooted in its Church of England background and a firmly held view. In the broadest sense, we have faith in learning: it opens doors, changes lives and is the most wonderful thing we can do. Albert Einstein said: “I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious”; we want to share our own passion about learning with you and trust that, in your turn, you will share your passion with others. Most importantly, Becket Keys is a friendly, welcoming Church of England school in which achievement in all its guises is recognised and respected.

We look forward to you joining us!