Meet the Headteacher

Welcome to our website. I hope you find it informative and it makes clear the type of school we are and aspire to be.

I am David Bailey, Headteacher here at Biddenham; a role that I have been privileged to hold for the last seven years having been at the school for 17 years now.

Our school is a  successful, vibrant and wonderfully diverse community comprehensive that is committed to high standards in all areas, first class teaching and ensuring that students are cared for in their time with us and leave us with many happy memories. It is our job to work with our parents and young people to ensure that they get to where they want to be in life and realise their potential.

Our overarching mission is ‘Opening Minds, Transforming Lives’ and our Core Principles are Friendship and Compassion, Inspiration, Determination, Enjoyment and Success. (More on our Mission, Core Principles and Values can be found here.) As a school we aim to nurture the strengths and potential in all students of all abilities in all disciplines through a challenging, supportive and inspiring environment. Opportunities for enrichment within and beyond the curriculum are everywhere and we are committed to providing a wide range of extra activities for all our students.

In short, Biddenham is a school that values individuals, transforms lives and where ‘success for all’ is not just a mantra, but infuses all we do; I hope you get a strong sense of that from this website.

David Bailey