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
PRETTY MUDDY & ENERGI REPLIES
Replies for both the above need to be returned before half-term. See letters home for details & reply slips.
YR11 GCSE REVISION RESOURCES
Exams have now begun!
Y11 have all been shown where there are revision materials stored for them to copy. There are text books and documents for each subject - they're stored in the Y11 Global folder, on the school system, in a sub folder called " Revision Documents". Students will need to copy them onto a memory stick to take home and use for exam preparation.
Parents please encourage them to do this ASAP. If you don't have a memory stick Mrs Quinn has some cheap ones for sale.
All students have been given copies of their post May revision timetable. One is the master timetable and the other has blank spaces to customise to their individual option subjects.
ENGLISH REVISION SESSION
Mrs Fitzsimmons and Mrs Heaton will be running a ‘Saturday Special’ Year 11 revision session for English Literature Component 1 (Macbeth and the Poetry Anthology) on Saturday, 20th May from 10-12. The exam is on Monday 22nd. Anyone for whom transport will be an issue please discuss this with school (before Friday 19th!)
As with all additional sessions staff are giving up much of their free time and Y11 attendance is expected.
ACTS OF VANDALISM
Due to the recent spate of mindless vandalism it means that we must, reluctantly, tighten up security and access. As such, please can we make it clear that there is no public access allowed to any of the school grounds or facilities outside school hours unless as part of an authorised club with permission from the school. This includes, but is not limited to, the Astroturf, tennis courts and fields. Click here for further information.
Cumbria Constabulary has expert advice available on its website which can help you understand the dangers that are online and how best to protect children from engaging with predators. This page is regularly updated with the latest information on new apps and how to use them safely. To access this information please visit www.cumbria.police.uk and select the ‘advice centre’ tab where there is information on personal and online safety. Click here to read a recent letter from Cumbria Police regarding this issue
Please note when leaving answer machine messages regarding an absence that we need the following information:
- Student's name
- Your name
- Reason for absence
- Expected time/day return to school
Be specific about nature of illness or absence e.g. attending A & E due to an injury or stomach bug. We aren't able to authorise non-specific messages. Parental contact by telephone or in person is expected by 9.30am on first day of absence and on subsequent days a daily update is required unless a specific timespan has been advised by a medical professional e.g. a hospital stay. If there has been no parental contact the absence will remain unauthorised.
ROUTINE DENTAL CHECK-UP APPOINTMENTS
Routine appointments for dental check-ups should be arranged for outside the school day or during school holidays. We appreciate that emergency and orthodontics appointments are sometimes unavoidable within the school day; however please provide us with appointment cards or letters.
- Bike Challenge 2017
- Bike Club rides
- Spate of vandalism/no access to school grounds out of hours
- Energi Trampoline Park Visit 12/07/17
- Pretty Muddy 17/06/17
- Colour Run 14/05/17
- Old Trafford Visit 02/05/17
- Interim Headteacher
- Strategic Partnership
- End of term arrangements, Mock Results day & YR10 Parents Evening
- Christmas Carol Service Dance
- Data Collection Covering Letter
- LA absence in term time letter
- End of term Head teacher's letter
- Careers Fair
- GCSE Science Revision Guides
- Mock Exams Timetable & Mock Results Day
- Gym - PE Lessons
- Assessment and Reporting key dates 2016-2017
- BTEC Award in Sport Exam
- Work Ready Week Programme
- Work Experience
- Careers Fair
- Internal Exams Timetable
- Girls' Swimming lessons
- Assessment and Reporting key dates 2016-2017
Year 7 & 8
Here you will find Beacon Hill's newsletters. Please contact us if you have any material that we could include.
- Spring 2017
- Autumn 2016
- Summer 2016
- Spring 2016
- Autumn 2015
- Summer 2015
- Spring 2015
- Autumn 2014 Christmas edition
- Autumn 2014 1st edition
- Summer 2014 Bumper edition
- Spring 2014
- Autumn 2013 2nd edition
- Autumn 2013 1st edition
- Summer 2013 2nd edition
- Summer 2013 1st edition
- Spring 2013
- Autumn 2012 Christmas edition
- Autumn 2012 1st edition
- Summer 2012 2nd edition
- Summer 2012 1st edition
- Spring 2012 Bumper Edition
- Christmas 2011
- Autumn 2011 1st edition
- Summer 2011 - Bumper Edition
- Spring 2011
- Autumn 2010 2nd edition
- Autumn 2010 1st edition
- Summer 2010 2nd edition
- Summer 2010 1st edition
- Spring 2010
- Autumn 2009 2nd edition
- Autumn 2009 1st edition
- Summer 2009 2nd edition
- Summer 2009 1st edition
- Spring 2009
- Autumn 2008 2nd edition
- Autumn 2008 1st edition
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.
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.
We are impressed with how both of our children have settled in and are progressing though the school. We find staff understanding & helpful.
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.
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.
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.