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The year 7 athletics squad travelled to Reigate Grammar School to compete in the district competition. Students worked exceptionally hard. Georgia who qualified for the 100m final and Joe who is the district champion for Javelin throwing over 20m! Fantastic work by all Miss S Day


Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Tell me what you know... year 11 revision for homeostasis, followed by some EQ and self assessment! Quick and pacey... some of them have really worked hard for their B2 exam


The Beacon School Car Boot Sale on Sunday the 10th of June 2018. £10 fee per car. Open for setup from 8am. To register visit our event page: All proceeds benefit students and community by helping fund important projects and initiatives.


Our Madrid group arrived safe and well on Tuesday and having had an accommodation upgrade are loving their time in Spain and as expected making us proud with their positive representation of the Beacon School.


A Level Art and Photography final deadline. All work to Mrs Barnwell and Ms Bennett. By Monday 11th June 4pm.


GCSE Art final deadline. All work to Mrs Barnwell and Ms Bennett by Monday 4th June 4pm.


The Beacon School were pleased to welcome John and Emily from today, who presented a £1750 cheque to members of the Student Council and Headteacher Keith Batchelor. The money will be spent on facilities that will lead to the reduction of waste plastic around the school.


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Very best of luck to Y11 students for their English Literature exam today. You've worked so hard - just go for it!!


Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

What a superb effort from year 11 today! 7:30am start for breakfast revision, then the C1 exam followed by their science lesson in which they smashed out ‘tell me what you know about energy”


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Best of luck to all students starting exams this week. You can find lots of free last minute revision courses and resources on GoConqr


The following students have been selected to represent South Surrey Schools at the Surrey Schools athletics competition in June; Josh Edwards – Shot put Jake Steele – Javelin Owen Waite – 800m & 1500m Kai Braybrook Discus A fantastic yet thoroughly deserved opportunity for all.


Geographers....this is one for you.


Retweeted From Croydon Harriers

Congratulations to Emmanuel Thomas (Pole Vault) and Samir Williams (4x100m) on being picked for GB Juniors for the Loughborough International!


.. 10 % raised already, thank you for your support and enthusiasm for this project. Continue your support by coming to the BPA Car Boot Sale Sat 10th June, 9-12 am, sellers at 8.00 am. £10 per car in advance, £12 on day. Entry by donation.


Wishing all our students good luck! In their exams.


Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Superb revision session with the lovely year 11’s ... trialling as promised my revision clocks for B1

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.


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.


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