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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

Learning Resource Centre

The Beacon School’s Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is located on the ground floor of the Ashcroft building.  It provides a bright and spacious welcoming environment for individual study, class activities and leisure reading.

The aim of the LRC is to promote reading for pleasure and to support students and teachers with learning across the curriculum.

Opening Hours

The library is open Monday & Thursday 8.30am - 1.00pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 8.30am - 4.00pm and Friday 8.30am - 3.00pm.  All students are welcome before school, after school and during break and lunchtimes.  Homework club is available after school for an hour most days and students may use books and computers with a member of staff on hand to help.

Resources

There are over 18,000 books, incorporating both fiction and non-fiction and a selection of daily newspapers and penodicals.  Stock is replenished at regular intervals with current titles always in abundance.  Students are given login details when they join the school which enables them to manage their own account and write book reviews.  'Oliver' is the Library Management System which students can use to search for resources and books that they may need.  'Oliver' also holds a large database of reliable web links and other online resources to help students with their homework or information needs.

Twenty seven computers with Microsoft Office applications with access to the internet and library printer are available during break and lunchtimes. 

Library Lessons

All students in Year 7 are timetabled for a library lesson for an hour a fortnight.  During this lesson students are shown how to use the library, learn about book stock in the library, take part in shared reading and have an opportunity to read and review their chosen books.

Activities

A wide range of activities take place in the LRC, including the Carnegie Shadowing Club,tournaments, board games, bookmark making and book quizzes.  Many in-school competitions and reading challenges run throughout the school year and we are proud that our students have gained significant recognition through national competitions.

Please see Mrs Cox for further information.

Useful Websites

The CILIP Carnegie Children’s Book Awards

Love reading for kids

What should I read next

Booktrust Bookfinder

Reading Zone

Project Gutenberg

World Book day: Book Trailers