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Sunny day at the courts


Y12 law students looking forward to a visit to the Royal Courts of Justice and the Old Bailey.


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OMG I got homemade cupcakes off some gorgeous book clubbers at ! If this is what being a writer means then bring it on!


Year 7 continued to impress the art department with their production of wild and wonderful rainforest creatures. The majority of students have been awarded an array of Beacon proud points. The Headteacher will also be awarding a selection of students a headteacher commendation


The Design and Technology department has just received new MIG welder. The welder was provided to us by SGN southern gas networks. The welding equipment was requested by the BFA and we will use it in support of their forthcoming projects.


RECRUITMENT We are looking to recruit a School Nurse, This position calls for a suitably experienced and qualified nurse. It is a permanent, term-time only role. If you would be interested please follow the link below.


Current House Points Totals


Rotary Young Chef Competition - heat winner Following her success as winner of the first round of the Rotary Young Chef Competition in the local heats, we would like to wish Georgia in Year 10 the best of luck as she enters the 2nd round in the district competition on Saturday.


Well Done 👏👏👏 Loving your work. 😍 Always good to see a former student doing well.


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Current House Points Totals.


We Support the Red Box Project


DT catch-up club for KS3 projects started last term.


Current House Points Totals.


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Our 2nd Debate Higher session is underway! We are at learning about argument & persuasion from the wonderful Ruth Tweedale, a senior lecturer in the Law dept. Welcome


Happy New Year to you all. We have some fantastic news to share with you, Phase Two is now complete! Prior to Christmas, we had the new carpet laid and Tuesday saw the installation of the new library shelving. I am so pleased to say we are so nearly there.

Learning Resource Centre #Imagination Station

The Beacon School’s Learning Resource Centre (LRC) #Imagination Station 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 Friday 8.30am - 4.00pm,  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 periodicals.  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.

Careers Hub

The Careers Hub is located in the middle of the LRC.  Students can access careers advice and information and make an appointment to discuss options with Mrs Cox who is also the Careers Co-ordinator.


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