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We've created online resources to help young people identify real news and filter out and false information 👉 And to sign up your school, college or youth group for a potential workshop:




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massive congratulations Charlie!!!! Such a belter.... world champ!!! I hope to be seeing you with your belt!


Massive congratulations Charlie Edwards outpoints Cristofer Rosales to claim WBC world flyweight title


Beacon Geographers - tsunamis caused by volcanic eruptions are rare. Read the attached article and keep up to date with this latest tectonic disaster. We will be talking about this tragic event in lessons after Christmas...


Retweeted From Dave Cordle

Another fabulous evening watching the highly talented musicians and singers of The Beacon School in Banstead at their Christmas Concert. Such a joyful way to really start Christmas. So please my kids are at this brilliant school.


Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

Thank you to all of the students and staff for such an exceptional Christmas Concert last night . It is starting to feel a bit like Christmas now...


Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

Thank you to Tim Snuggs and The BPA for the amazing effort to raise £10,000 towards our . The challenge is now there to raise the final £20,000 before September...


Year 7 Geographers had lots of fun in the lesson today sharing their 3D volcano home learning with each other. Having peer-assessed each other’s work, students were able to ‘erupt’ their volcanoes! Fantastic effort


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Year 8 were set an exciting extended project for Art this half term. Over a period of a month, they were asked to create their own sculptural Art gallery in a shoe box. The results have been both imaginative and...


Year 10 Boys Football Beacon 4 Warwick 2 Another convincing victory for the Year 10 boys football team this evening. The team were missing a lot of key players and there was immense pressure from the boys to...


Christmas Concert next week.


The Beacon go marching into the 3rd Round! The Beacon year 8 football team travelled away to Therfield School to play the second round of the County Cup. The game had particular significance as this was against...


Retweeted From Rachel Picken 📚📖

GLF English and Media Studies are excited to announce our second TeachMeet to be held on Monday 28th January. Network, share and collaborate. Register for your free tickets on Eventbrite.


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Oxford University Press and are excited to host Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt at The on Monday 28th January 2019! Click on the link below to book your place!


We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing as many families and friends as possible at our Christmas Concert on Thursday 13th December, starting from 7:00pm in the Main Hall.

Sixth Form Work Experience Information

A work experience week for Year 12 students is scheduled for the week beginning Monday, 20 May 2019.

The main objectives of work experience are:

  • To allow students to experience and understand the work environment
  • To gain new skills  such as team work and communication skills
  • Increase their business contacts and expand their network
  • To try out a job and ask questions which will lead to an insight into what the students may want to pursue in the future
  • To help the students gain greater self-confidence and maturity

Relevant work experience is increasingly viewed as an essential part of any good application for Higher Education and the world of work.  For candidates who appear equally well qualified on paper and are applying for the same courses/jobs, it could well be the work experience placement that tips the balance in favour of one candidate over the other.  More than ever nowadays, this is the case given the greater competition for places in both the job market and universities.

In November, we launched the work experience programme for this year and shared key information with students and their parents/carers.  Students were encouraged to find their own placements, with support from their families, form tutors and the Sixth Form Team.  Advice on the process and how to find placements was included in the initial Work Experience letter.

Key dates

  • 18 December 2018 – WEX launch at Year 12 Assembly
  • 28 January 2019 – Deadline for completed Work Experience Application Forms
  • 20 May 2019 – Work Experience week

Further information on how to find a work experience placement

  • Friends or family support and connections
  • Online work experience schemes
  • Speculative letters or emails direct to companies and organisations
  • LinkedIn profiles and network communications


CV Information Pack

Letter to parents about work experience placement

Sixth Form Work Experience Application Form

Sixth Form work experience sample letter to employers

Helpful websites:

Student Ladder

Success at School