Becket Keys news stories

Note: Now that our school is up and running, news is published via our weekly newsletter to parents.

5th September 2012: Becket Keys opens for students. Staff are in school now and for the next four days. We're all very excited about welcoming Becket Keys founding Year 7 on 5th September. Everyone is busy: staff are preparing their teaching spaces and resources; builders and decorators are finishing work on the Runcie Building and reception; and the governing body meets this evening. Our Funding Agreement is signed and receives the Secretary of State's seal tomorrow. The last parent letter before opening will be sent on Friday. We would like to thank the staff at Sawyers Hall and colleagues at Essex County Council and the Department for Education for their support in opening Becket Keys Church of England School. With every blessing, Rev. Ian Jorysz Chair of Governors

29th June 2012: Thank you so much to all our staff for their hard work and enthusiasm yesterday at the Induction Day. It was such a joy to see the vision come alive - even if it was just for one day. A great foretaste of what is to come! Read more...

27th April 2012: Becket Keys is pleased to confirm that as a result of the consultation it is our intention to enter into a Funding Agreement with the Secretary of State.

26th April 2012: We have appointed an outstanding team of teachers to our Founding Staff.

22nd April 2012: School uniform available to buy on-line here:

3rd April 2012: Eric Pickles MP and RET’s Chief Executive, Karen Lynch were both guests at the Prime Minister’s Easter Reception in Downing Street this week .

29th March 2012: 130 students signed up for September 2012. 20 places still available.

16th March 2012: Formal Consultation Opens


11th February 2012: Mr Scott-Evans appointed as Head Teacher of Becket Keys

10th October 2011: Becket Keys approved by Secretary of State for Opening in September 2012.

9th August 2011: Becket Keys team interviewed by Department for Education

31st July 2011: Becket Keys shortlisted for interview by Department for Education

1st June 2011: Becket Keys proposal handed in to Department for Education

8th May 2011: Over 750 parents signed up to send their children to Becket Keys

27th April 2011: Becket Keys on Brentwood High Street answering questions and listening to the views of local people

11th April 2011: Russell Education Trust selected as strategic partners for Becket Keys