Beckfoot Trust is an organisation that links a group of local Bradford schools together so that they can collectively improve the life chances for young people within their schools. Our aim is to create a group of truly remarkable schools each with a genuine comprehensive intake. They will be wonderful places for young people to learn and grow up in. We want to make a difference. We want to create something special.




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Children & Learning

Get Nessfield Moving!

Beckfoot Nessfield is a healthy school, promoting physical, social, emotional and mental health to help equip our children, staff and families with the skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their health.

As a Healthy school we:

  • Promote a whole school approach to a healthy lifestyle

  • Encourage our children, parents and staff to make informed decisions on a healthy lifestyle based on positive attitudes and information.

  • Provide our children with a high quality physical education and school sport and promote physical activity.

  • Provide children, parents and staff with opportunities to make informed choices about a healthy lifestyle.

  • Help our children develop greater confidence, motivation, self-esteem and have the skills, information and understanding to make important life and health choices.


Alongside ‘WOW Walk to School’, all children and staff take part in the ‘The Daily Mile’ alongside 12,393 Schools across the world.

The aim of The Daily Mile is to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health of our children and staff - regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances.

The Daily Mile is always a social physical activity, with children running or jogging – at their own pace – in the fresh air with friends 3x weekly.  We occasionally walk to catch our breath, if necessary, but we all aim to run or jog for the full 15 minutes.  

The Daily Mile works!

  • It takes place in 15 minutes, with most children averaging a mile, or more, each day.

  • Children and staff run outside in the fresh air – and the weather is a benefit, not a barrier.

  • Children run in their uniforms so no kit or changing time is needed.

  • It’s social, non-competitive and fun.The Daily Mile

  • The children return to class ready to learn.

  • It helps to improve fitness and achieve a healthy weight.

  • It encourages children to be aware of their health.

  • It’s fully inclusive; every child, whatever their circumstances, age or ability, succeeds at The Daily Mile.

“I believe The Daily Mile will have a huge impact on young people’s lives, helping children across the UK to be fitter, healthier and happier. I’m delighted to be supporting The Daily Mile, and hope that every child has the opportunity to take part in this fantastic initiative”.

Colin Jackson, Olympic 110m hurdles Medalist.