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.
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.
KS4 Learner Pathways Evening
We will be holding our Key Stage 4 Learner Pathways evening on Tuesday 24th February 2015 5:00-6.30pm. This is an opportunity for year 9 pupils and parents to find out about the curriculum they may be studying in Key Stage 4 (years 10 and 11), as well as discussing current progress with all teachers. The evening will start with a short presentation at 5pm outlining the pathways on offer, followed by the usual parents evening format. Click here to access the Learner Pathways information booklet.
School Parental Survey
The Leadership Team and Governors are keen to hear your views on a range of school matters, so that we as a school community can evaluate what we do effectively.
On the reverse off this letter is a questionnaire which if you haven’t already completed one we appreciate it being completed and returned to school either by e-mail or through your son/daughter. We will have a sealed box in reception for returned questionnaires; it can be anonymous or named.
If your child is absent from school due to illness, on the first day please ring the school office as early as possible to let us know.
All absences must be followed on their return to school by a note from the parent or carer of the child either in their homework planners or as a separate note.
Email Contact Details
We would appreciate it if you could please let us know a parental email address that we could use for routine correspondence that sometimes gets forgotten at the bottom of your child's bag. Also it is imperative that you inform us as soon as possible if any of your contact details have changed.
- School Parent Survey
- After School Music Lessons
- Liverpool Trip March 2015
- Italian Bike Challenge Postponed
- Headteacher's Final Letter
- Christmas Arrangements and Mock Results Day 2015
- Prefects Fundraising - Children in Need
- Heating Update
- Awards Evening Helpers
- Cycle Challenge 2015 Italy
- Heating Issue - Building Closure
- Awards Invitation
- Ofsted Monitoring Visit Report October 2014
- France 2015 trip letter 2
- France 2015 PGL Information Leaflet
- Cheerleading Performance Awards Evening
- Open Evening Helpers' letter
- Headteacher's resignation
- Collective Information letter
- 14/07/14 France 2015 trip initial letter
- Senhouse Museum Visit
- Adventure Residential
- Form Tutor & Residential Information Evening
- Assessment, Reporting, Parents Evenings & Key Dates
- Internal Exams December 2014
- Foundation Learners College Visits
- Science Revision Guides
- History Film Club
- Assessment, Reporting, Parents Evening & Key Dates
Here you will find Beacon Hill's newsletters. Please contact us if you have any material that we could include.
- 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