Excellence for all

Welcome to Carlton Keighley

Mark Turvey Mark Turvey Head of School

Welcome to Carlton Keighley. You find the school at an exciting point in its growth towards excellence. The school has been on a rapid journey of improvement since it began working with the outstanding Carlton Academy Trust in September 2019. In January 2020 the school achieved a ‘Good’ judgement from Ofsted for the first time in the schools history, having previously been considered a ‘stuck’ school by the Department for Education. Since then the school has gone from strength-to-strength, continuing to raise academic standards. In 2022 we received our best ever examination results. We now aim to continue our rapid trajectory to ensure we are delivering an outstanding education for the community we serve.

At Carlton Keighley, we believe that character and culture matter. Our core values are ambition, resilience and respect. We serve a community which faces significant disadvantages, but do not believe this should be a barrier to the young people achieving incredible outcomes. We have high standards of behaviour and high academic expectations for all learners. We believe in educating the whole child and want all of our students to become the best version of themselves; we have a dedicated curriculum for character development, the Carlton Edge

We place teaching and learning at the heart of everything we do. We understand that, like all elite professionals, practice is the key to continuous improvement; we invest time in research-driven CPD to support teacher development.  We also believe that if colleagues are happy and supported, they can thrive. We believe in a good work-life balance. We aim to remove the clutter of the workplace, so staff can focus on the things that really impact on young people’s lives, both inside and outside the classroom.

We look forward to welcoming students, families and colleagues who share our values and ambition to grow with the school as we continue to deliver excellence for the young people of Keighley.