Welcome to our School

Whether you are a prospective student, parent or a member of the wider community interested in finding out more about our thriving school, we hope that our website will provide you with a new insight into the life of Beacon Hill Community School.

We are a small, dynamic learning community in the historic town of Aspatria situated on the edge of the Solway Plain.

Personalised learning is at the very core of everything we do, ensuring students develop the academic and life skills essential to be successful, confident and resilient young people.

At Beacon Hill Community School we provide a calm and ordered learning environment which allows students to enjoy high quality learning experiences that transform their lives.

Mr D Millne



During Wednesday 30th September & Thursday 1st October we will be under a section 5 Ofsted inspection.  Parents are encouraged to visit Parent View and complete the online questionnaire.


If you were unable to make our recent Open Evening you would be more than welcome to visit during the school day. Please call the school office to arrange a convenient time.


Beacon Hill Community School students celebrated some excellent GCSE results this August with many students achieved strong grades across many subjects.

Headteacher Dave Millne said: "I am delighted to say that progress results for both English and Maths are outstanding. Our students have shown great resilience over the past two years, at a time of great change in education to achieve at such a high level. Results in many other subjects such as Technology, French and English Literature were also superb.  As always, parents and carers should be really proud of the efforts and achievements of our young people and I am grateful for all of the hard work put in by the staff at Beacon Hill.”

Students and staff have worked very hard to achieve these results and with the help of a supportive parent body our students are now best placed to take their next step in life. We wish them all the very best of luck and success in whichever path they choose to take next."

  • My time at Beacon Hill provided a massive range of opportunities which have proved valuable not only whilst studying at sixth form and when applying to university, but also in everyday life.
    Former student, 12 A*-C grade GCSEs
  • When I left Beacon Hill I had a career path in mind; I wanted to teach. This was down to 5 brilliant years at the school. I was inspired by my teachers who encouraged and supported me to believe in myself and my abilities.
    Former Student
  • We are impressed with how both of our children have settled in and are progressing though the school. We find staff understanding & helpful.
    Parent Survey 2015
  • Progress is tracked effectively and extra help given quickly to students who need it.
  • The school has developed a really positive culture for learning, as a result of high expectations of both staff and pupils.
    Local Authority 2013
  • The curriculum meets the needs of individual students particularly well [providing] a balance of academic and vocational courses for students to study at GCSE.
  • Students have good attitudes to learning and are keen to succeed.
  • Evidence from pupil interviews, work scrutinies and HMI visit indicates that the Stage not Age curriculum is impacting positively on the quality of learning in the school.
    Local Authority 2015
  • Students benefit from a very wide range of activities which enrich the curriculum… a wealth of field trips, sporting activities and drama productions
  • Teachers know their students extremely well and work is closely tailored to students’ individual needs.