Welcome to our School

We are a very small, happy learning community set on the West Coast of Cumbria. Learning is at the very heart of everything we do and we work really hard to make sure that all our students are excited and curious about the world about them and develop the life skills they will need to be happy, successful, confident and resilient young people.

Since becoming the Headteacher in September 2004 I have seen the school develop into a vibrant and exciting learning community and I am proud and privileged to lead the dedicated and hardworking staff and students.

At Beacon Hill we consider that the success of the school lies in striving for the very highest achievements - 'Reaching for the Stars' - and we set high expectations, encouraging all our students to go further in all areas.

We are very proud of our inclusive approach and our excellent pastoral care based on strong student identity and friendship. Our students enjoy coming to school, have positive attitudes, participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities and many achieve more than they first thought possible!

Behaviour in and around the school is good and we expect nothing less! Our aim is to encourage responsible, cooperative behaviour and self-discipline for everyone.

Our students are taught in small classes with excellent facilities and follow a traditional curriculum enabling them to leave school at sixteen with the best choices, whether that is a local sixth form, apprenticeship and or college. We are proud that we have the lowest NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) figure in the area and have achieved this over the last ten years!

Our success depends on providing inspirational teaching and learning, highly skilled learning support staff and in the close working relationships that we have with our parents. We do all we can to develop and encourage this.

We believe our school is outward looking and it is our vision that all young people at Beacon Hill will benefit greatly from the strong partnerships and sense of common purpose which the school has developed with our parents, local and regional communities.

This website contains important information about our school, our policies and our expectations of our students. We hope that it will provide you with useful information whether you are a student, parent, member of staff, governor or a member of the public simply interested in finding out more about our unique school.

Mrs J. Richardson

Bike Challenge Raffle

The Bike Challenge raffle was drawn at lunchtime today (Friday 11th July). Prizes may be collected from the school next week during normal school hours. Winners are as follows: CRAFT - 051 Mr Bradford, COFFEE MORNING - 429 Rex Bell, BEAUTYLICIOUS - 380 Veitch, PAWPERFECT PETS - 515 D Ward, DVD - 818 Jill Manson, SHAW MEATS - 622 L Clarke, SALAMON (cycles) -914 John Jardine, RAW WAR -  929 Joanne Potts, GO APE - 270 D Kirkbride & 106 Sally Senejko and SEALY - 191 Katrina Donald. Many thanks to all the contributors for donating so many brilliant prizes and to everyone who has supported the Bike Club by buying raffle tickets.

End of Term

We will close school for summer on Friday 18th July 2014 at 12:30pm; school transport and the bus companies have been informed  and will be at school ready to collect your child as normal on the last day of term.
School will reopen on Wednesday 3rd September 2014 at 8:50am.

School Photos

The school photographer Tempest will be in school on Friday 5th September 2014 to take photos of all our students individually.

Uniform Order Deadlines

Please be aware that the deadlines for ordering uniform from Coniston for next year is as follows:
Deadline date: Wednesday 6th August for guaranteed delivery at start of term Wednesday 3rd September

We now also have an alternative local supplier West Lakes Embroidery. Click on this link for further details on how to order. West Lakes may have different deadlines.

Whole School

Year 7

 Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

  • The school has developed a really positive culture for learning, as a result of high expectations of both staff and pupils.
    Local Authority 2013
  • Students have good attitudes to learning and are keen to succeed.
    Ofsted 2013
  • A welcoming, friendly atmosphere pervades the school.
    Ofsted 2013
  • Progress is tracked effectively and extra help given quickly to students who need it.
    Ofsted 2013
  • Students and their parents are very appreciative of the good personal support the school gives.
    Ofsted 2013
  • Students receive timely and well-focused help from both teachers and teaching assistants.
    Ofsted 2013
  • Teachers know their students extremely well and work is closely tailored to students' individual needs.
    Ofsted 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.
    Ofsted 2013
  • Students benefit from a very wide range of activities which enrich the curriculum... a wealth of field trips, sporting activities and drama productions.
    Ofsted 2013
  • The views and talents of individual students are equally valued; discrimination of any kind is not tolerated and all have equal opportunities to succeed.
    Ofsted 2013