Welcome to our School

Beacon Hill Community School is at the heart of the community in the historic town of Aspatria, situated on the edge of the Solway Plain. Our strength is our size – our small numbers ensure that we can deliver truly personalised learning, ensuring students develop the academic and life skills essential to be successful, confident and resilient young people, whatever their abilities.

Careers information

Nelson Thomlinson Sixth Form
Virtual Open Evening can be viewed at https://nts.cumbria.sch.uk/sixth-form-virtual-tour-2021/. Prospective students can access the appropriate application form on here.

 The deadline for applications is Monday 1st March 2021.



MyTime Cumbria

During these difficult times, we know that some students may be struggling with their own wellbeing and you may be concerned about them. My Time is offering the following support to families:

Barnardos My Time flyer

08/01/21 Letters

Whole School letter from Ms Schafer

Whole School letter re Distance Learning

YR11 letter to students and parents

Aspatria Food Share Scheme
Rainbow Pantry Flyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is self-isolation and who needs to do it? (Link to some really useful information), graphic below explains how long the new self-isolation is for different family members._116034851_selfisolation2-nc - 10days

Update Privacy Notices and processing data during Covid-19

We have updated our privacy notices for students and parents here, and need to let all parents, visitors, students and staff know that personal data of employees, parents or visitors to school may be shared with NHS / Public Health Agencies / NHS Track and Trace where relevant to the Covid pandemic.  We will share information only with appropriate authorities, only through secure methods and we will limit the data shared to the minimum necessary.  We will verify the identity of individuals requesting personal data and keep a record of the data shared, and where practical will notify individuals whose data has been shared.  If you have any concerns or queries please contact our Data Protection Lead via the School Office.

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We're still here 2-01

Safeguarding & DA flyer for Cumbria residents

Safeguarding & DA flyer for Cumbria residents pt2 Safeguarding & DA flyer for Cumbria residents pt1

 

Wellbeing

Attached some very useful wellbeing tips that might be of use to parents and students.

Wellbeing Tips

Ofsted – Good

You will be aware that we had a full Ofsted school inspection on 8-9th January.

We are delighted to report that the inspection confirmed what we have known for some time – that Beacon Hill is a good school; we have a good judgement in all four inspection areas (Quality of Education, Behaviour and Attitudes, Personal Development, and Leadership and Management).

The inspection provided us with the opportunity to demonstrate the progress and improvements that have taken place at Beacon Hill over the last two years. We could not have been more proud of the students and staff for the commitment they showed during the inspection and the dedication and hard work they all – students and staff – put in every day.

We are delighted and proud that Ofsted has recognised and validated the excellent work going on at Beacon Hill; the report highlights in particular our brave and innovative curriculum which equips students very well for the local labour market, while at the same time complementing our ‘ambitious’ academic curriculum. The report recognises that students have every opportunity to be confident and successful at our school, and that students and staff have high expectations for themselves and high hopes for their futures.

Everything we have done at our school has been because we believed it was the right thing to do to move the school forward. The changes we have made were the result of our own improvement agenda. We are constantly moving forward and always looking to get better at what we do. We will continue to focus on raising standards and make sure that our students are given the very best chances of success and a first class quality education, which Ofsted has recognised.

The report and the judgement recognises that our values and vision are central to everything we do; we do the right thing for our students, even when that is difficult; we make what we believe are the right choices for the young people in our care. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and good will which is an important part of the school’s success.

Beacon Hill Community School Ofsted Report 2020