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


Please be aware that the proposed strike by one teacher's union (Tuesday 05/07/2015) will not affect the operating of the school and we will be open as usual for all students.


Induction day for Year 6 pupils will be on Monday 4th July 2016, starting at 9:00am and finishing at 3:00pm. Food can be purchased from the school canteen at break and lunchtime; we suggest your child should bring no more than £3. Pupils who receive free school meals will be provided with a meal from the school canteen. Your child should wear their current school uniform, as this will help make identification of each child easier.

We would also like to invite Year 6 parents/guardians to a Transition Meeting on Monday 4th July 2016 at 5:00pm, when key members of staff will be available to talk to you and your child about life at Beacon Hill Community School and answer any questions you may have. For further details please click here.


Please see letters home for your child's exam timetable specific for their year.


Please be aware of the following deadline dates if you want to place an order for school uniform with Coniston to guarantee delivery by the end of the summer term or start of the autumn term

Deadline date to order:  Friday 17th June
Guaranteed delivery date: Tues 19th July (term ends Wed 2oth)
Deadline date to order:  Mon 8th August
Guaranteed delivery date: Fri 2nd September (term starts Mon 5th)


The government have launched the Educate Against Hate website. It provides advice and resources for parents to help protect young people from extremism and radicalisation.


A DFE endorsed guide, Child Online Safety: A practical guide for Parents, by the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCISS) provides parents and carers with information to help them keep their children safe when using social media. The THINK U KNOW website is also an excellent source of online safety advice.


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.


Please note we have changed our telephone system extensions. The following enable you to reach the right person without going through the office switchboard, if unavailable you will be given the option to leave a message.
1. Attendance (to report an absence)
2. School Kitchen
3. The Pastoral Office (for all matters connected with your child's welfare)
4. The Learning Support Department (Special Educational Needs)
5. Site Manager
6. All other enquiries (main reception)



  • 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.