Executive Headteacher

Acting Headteacher
Ms J Schafer

Deputy Head

Deputy Head
Mr D Gee

Teaching Staff

Mrs B BickerstethFrench
Mrs L ClitheroeArt & Design
Mr P EsslemontDesign Technology, Pastoral Lead & Designated Safeguarding/Child Protection Officer
Mrs A FitzsimmonsSubject Leader: English
Miss L FitzsimmonsSenior Teaching Assistant
Miss K GunningApprentice Teaching Assistant
Mrs L HeatonEnglish & Media Studies
Mr P HeatonMaths
Miss J HedleyPE & KS3 Humanities
Mr R DaglishMusic
Miss G LaithwaiteSubject Leader: Maths
Mrs A QuinnCover Supervisor
Mr S RajputScience
Mrs L SaundersSENCO & English
Mrs C WamsleySubject Leader: Science
Mr A YoungPE & Personal Development

Administrative & Support Staff

Mr D AspdenTechnology Technician
Mr S BarnesSite Manager
Ms B BurnsApprentice Administration Assistant
Mrs D CassonLunchtime Supervisor
Miss G CassonFinance Officer
Mrs S CruickshankLRC Manager, Attendance Officer, Health & Safety Coordinator
Mr J GribbonIT Technician
Mrs G JonesCatering Manager
Mrs A PearcePastoral Officer
Mrs L ProctorScience Technician
Mrs J RowlandsBusiness Manager
Mrs P ScottLunchtime Supervisor
Miss R ThorntonData & Exams Officer
Mrs C WilsonAdministration Assistant

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.