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.
Open Evening – Wednesday 29th September 2021
We will be holding an Open Evening on Wednesday 29th September to which all of our prospective year 7 students are invited. Given a recent rise locally in cases of COVID-19 we have slightly adapted how we will run our Open Evening; we have therefore had to change from what we have previously published in order to ensure everyone is kept safe.
Parents and children are now requested to attend one of two tours of the school on 29th September. The first of these will start at 5:15pm, the second will take place at 6:00pm. Please arrive five minutes before the start of the tour. Please enter school via the main reception where you will be directed to the main hall. Prior to the tour will be an opportunity to meet some of the senior leaders, where they will share a little more about what we do.
The tour will comprise of a supported walk through the school and a visit to our classrooms. Unfortunately, we will not have teaching staff or students at hand to answer your questions this year, as we normally would.
We estimate the whole experience will not take longer than 45 minutes.
We are aware that there may be limited opportunities to ask questions on the evening, so we are offering all parents the opportunity to book a 1:1 slot via ParentCloud (an online system similar to Zoom) with either our Deputy Headteacher, SENCO or other senior leader following the open evening. We will provide details of how you can book these conversations at the open evening.
We will be sharing further information via the school’s website and Facebook pages if you are unable to make the evening itself.
Term Dates 2021-22 Letter
Headteacher’s Beginning of Term Letter 03/09/21
Return to School letter & Consent form
Exam Results and Appeals
Our students have had a difficult and anxious time as a result of the disruption caused by the pandemic, but have faced these difficulties with fortutide and optimism, and have worked incredibly hard to achieve the grades that they have been awarded. The process of the submission of Centre Assessed Grades was carried out by their teachers with the upmost diligence and professionalism, and considered a wide range of evidence and followed our Centre Policy when submitting grades.
Our policy, which was checked and approved by JCQ, can be accessed here:
If students wish to appeal, guidance and appeals form can be accessed here:
Note on the appeals form, there are some boxes that need not be completed – for example the UCAS number which is not applicable to our students, and submission dates are per our guidance, not per the dates on the Appeals Form. Appeals Forms should be sent to email@example.com by the date indicated in the Student Appeals Guidance.
Lateral Flow Home Testing Information
Please note the following information and links may need to be updated to reflect current procedures.
Safeguarding & DA flyer for Cumbria residents
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.