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11/12/17

School is open and functioning fully. Next update at 1.30pm.

11/12/17

The School is OPEN. Next update at 10am this morning.

10/12/17

The school is currently OPEN on Monday. There will be a site inspection at 7am with further updates following this every thirty minutes. Students should wear sturdy footwear with good grip and please make preparations for a potentially wintry journey home from school.

09/12/17

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

in Banstead require a passionate teacher with a proven track record of achieving excellent results in P.E & Science. You will have access to exceptional career development opportunities both at the school & across with the role https://t.co/1dFAKA8F1s https://t.co/wutMQ45hlh

08/12/17

As part of the Year 9 healthy lifestyles active tutorial this week. Each form group had to create a healthy breakfast cereal, design an advert and then present their new cereal in assembly this morning. Well done everyone and good luck. The winners will be announced soon. https://t.co/q8cTyathGa

05/12/17

Thank you to for performing "Hidden" to our Year 9 students today. Once again an entertaining yet thought provoking show. https://t.co/TTJFctQB7m

01/12/17

Retweeted From Paula Ghinn

you should thoroughly proud of yourselves. Beauty and The Beast was a triumph tonight. Well done to the cast, backstage crew and staff. A wonderful, uplifting team effort.

01/12/17

Year 12 Geographers are in London eagerly awaiting a day of A-Level lectures, kicking off with Professor Iain Stewart https://t.co/K3vohZPCIb

29/11/17

One day to go until our first performance of . https://t.co/RSEPGysydl

29/11/17

The year 8 netball team went over to the Warwick on Wednesday evening. Even in the chilly 6 degrees the girls were... https://t.co/BdyvfS57Zq

28/11/17

The latest league match was against Warwick School. A rotation of squad members gave debuts to Charlie Wright,... https://t.co/PQS6YMUJlT

28/11/17

Year 7 Therfield Cup vs De Stafford The Beacon School drew sports partnership rivals De Stafford in the 2nd... https://t.co/AdJ332bAVP

26/11/17

Year 9 and 12 Geographers.....this is one for you. https://t.co/dozPx9HTgV https://t.co/57bQkTF3zG

23/11/17

Retweeted From Robert Brooks

are looking for a Lead Practitioner/Raising Standards Leader in Maths. Contact if you are interested. Please RT

23/11/17

Retweeted From Robert Brooks

Please contact and if you are interested in a Science Teacher position at This is a fantastic school and department to work in, which is part of Please RT and share https://t.co/uQ7jFXUzt2

22/11/17

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

is seeking to appoint a passionate teacher with a proven track record of achieving excellent Mathematics results to join their successful Mathematics department. Exceptional career development opportunities await the successful candidate https://t.co/1fo9BdNwmW https://t.co/PoVb1iyNrY

22/11/17

Another big win for the Beacon Year 8 football team yesterday. In the 2nd round of the Surrey Cup, Beacon had... https://t.co/OEb6eiRwaT

21/11/17

The Beacon Student Council visited Reigate Town Hall today and took part in a Question Time event hosted by BBC journalist Nicholas Owen. They sat in the Council Chambers and raised questions about mental health, Brexit and Apprenticeships. https://t.co/OCPMfB8kBj

21/11/17

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

Inspirational & motivational Science Teacher required ASAP to join their flourishing science department. Click on the link below to apply or email the team at recruitment.org for more information. https://t.co/rdv1JnxCwF https://t.co/kpoR2VPtLZ

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 to Thursday 8.15am – 4.00pm and on Friday's 8.15am  to 3.00pm.  All students are welcome before school, after school and during break and lunchtimes.  Homework club is available after school for an hour each day 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.  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 time students learn how to use the library in an effective way and follow a programme called Accelerated Reader.  This programme is used nationally and encourages reading for pleasure as well as helping to improve students reading and comprehension abilities.  Students are given a short computer-based vocabulary test at the start of every term which helps them match their choice of book to their reading ability.  When students have finished their book they take a short quiz on the computer – passing the quiz is an indication that they have understood what has been read.

Activities

A wide range of activities take place in the LRC, including the Carnegie Shadowing Club, book trailer showings, 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