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14/12/18

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.

14/12/18

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... https://t.co/lyxLl0zKxt

14/12/18

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... https://t.co/1RcpiaHdEP

12/12/18

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 https://t.co/TkciGpht4Y

12/12/18

Retweeted From Banstead Rotary

Please share with The Scool Council https://t.co/ILvj8ppPDG

12/12/18

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... https://t.co/PUjfPHpzCt

06/12/18

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... https://t.co/SiCGvJznLO

06/12/18

Christmas Concert next week. https://t.co/OZEAAM5IYD

05/12/18

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... https://t.co/nRN0RseQGE

05/12/18

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. https://t.co/wnbROTlfJi https://t.co/ORpecmMdq7

04/12/18

Retweeted From Prem Hirani

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! https://t.co/9yOudlagnjhttps://t.co/lKmAic6w76

03/12/18

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. https://t.co/T9JbXHDRBk

30/11/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

Cannot wait to see it tomorrow!! I have been purposefully avoiding rehearsals https://t.co/rQdDjqcCNi

30/11/18

Retweeted From Justine Sheehan

What a fantastic production . Such impressive performances by all students...and the singing was superb! Massive congratulations to our students and amazing team of dedicated staff. Standing ovation well deserved!#thebeaconschoolproud

29/11/18

Year 10 Boys Football Beacon 1 - Oxted 0 The Beacon boys were in action again tonight away at Oxted school. The game was extremely physical, and there were a lot of tackles going in. The surface was slippery... https://t.co/hL4gD5QxTo

29/11/18

Retweeted From Dave Cordle

TRIUMPHANT! Fantastic performance of Mary Poppins Jr at The Beacon School tonight. So full of joy and very professional. It'll keep me smiling for days.

29/11/18

Retweeted From Keith Batchelor

, you have to see it , just out of this world and absolutely of our talented students and staff

Attendance

The Beacon School recognises the importance of excellent attendance and punctuality in order that students can maximise their potential in school and that they can be well prepared for the demands of adult life.  Ensuring a child’s regular attendance at school is the parent/carer’s legal responsibility and permitting absence from school without a good reason is an offence in law and may result in prosecution.  The school expects students to be in school every day, barring serious illness or accident.

Absence procedures

If a child is absent parents/carers must:

  • telephone the school as soon as possible, preferably before 09.00am, on each day of absence, stating the reason for absence
  • save evidence in the form of appointment cards, prescriptions or referral letters should they be required at a later date

If a child is absent we will:

  • telephone or text parents/carers on the first day of absence if we have not heard from them.
  • discuss strategies for improvement, with parent/carers, before referring the matter to Educational Welfare Officer if the attendance figure falls below acceptable figures.

Safeguarding  

A child may be at risk of harm if they do not attend school regularly.  This will be considered a safeguarding matter.

Holidays taken during term time

The school does not permit holidays to be taken during term time.  Parents/Carers should be aware that the law now enforces the position regarding holidays.  The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013, which become law on 1st September 2013, states that the Headteacher may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.

In accordance with the above regulations, requests for leave of absence will be treated sympathetically, but only in exceptional circumstances can they be approved. Parents/Carers who take their child out of school for five days or more during term time, without the authority of the Headteacher, will each be liable to receive a penalty notice.  Penalty Notices will be issued by the Local Authority.

ink to Government overview on attendance in school

Application form for leave of absence for exceptional circumstances