Clubs – What’s On

Sports clubs before and after school promote involvement and support our increasingly successful teams. Participation in sports clubs is excellent from all ability groups across the school.  Students also have the opportunity to become Sports Leaders. join the Young Engineers Club or bring learning to life in our Science Club. Students have guitar, keyboard or percussion lessons in Music Club, taking part in performances whilst others grow plants and vegetables in the Gardening Club. The school Bike Club has been a great success with students regularly taking part in training rides, building to end of year challenges including cycling hundreds of miles across Holland, Belgium and France. Students learn about bike mechanics and are able to lead sections of mountain bike rides in the Lake District and Scottish trail centres. Residential trips include annual city visits to Edinburgh, York, Manchester and Liverpool. The popular French trip mixes culture with fun as students tour Notre Dame, sail on the Seine and ascend the Eiffel Tower before enjoying Disneyland.  The ski trip links with our city based partner school to increase the breadth of experience and interaction our students have, and sees them learn to ski on the slopes of Austria.

Below is a list of school clubs and other extra curricular activities on offer, more will be added in the near future.

Before School

8.00 - 8.40pm
Mrs CruickshankLibrary
YR11 Science RevisionTuesdays 8- 8.30amMrs WamsleyScience

Lunch Time

Library - All yearsDailyMrs CruickshankLibrary
French ClubMonday & TuesdayMrs BickerstethFrench room
Homework HelpMonday & ThursdayMrs Saunders & Miss FitzsimmonsLearning Support
Jigsaw ClubTuesdayMrs WamsleyScience
Thursday ClubThursdayNISCUPerforming Arts Room
Junior Science TechniciansWednesday Mrs WamsleyScience Lab

After School

YR11 English RevisionMonday 3 - 4pmMrs HeatonF4
Art Drop-in Yrs 9-11Monday 3.05pm - 4pmMrs ClitheroeArt room
Library - Independent StudyMon-Thurs
3.05 - 3.50pm
3.05 - 3.55pm
Miss HedleyGym/Field
Bike Club inc practice ridesWednesday 3.05pm - 4pmMr Young TBC
Art Club Yrs 7 & 8Wednesday 3.05pm - 4pmMrs ClitheroeArt room
YR11 Poetry SurgeryWednesday 3.15pm - 4pmMrs FitzsimmonsEnglish Room
Athletics & TrampolineThursday
3.05 - 3.55pm
Mr Young & Miss HedleyField & Gym
5 o'clock Club - YR11 Revision & SupportWednesday 3.05pm - 5pmMrs QuinnF2
YR11 BTEC PE RevisionThursday 3 - 4pmMiss HedleyS4
YR11 Maths RevisionThursday 3 - 4pmMs Laithwaite & Mr HeatonS1 & 2
YR11 Technology RevisionFriday 3 - 4 pmMr EsslemontDesign Technology rooms
Technology ClubFriday 3.05pm - 4.05pmMr EsslemontDesign Technology rooms
YR11 Catch-upFriday 3 - 4pmMrs QuinnF2

"The National Trust relationship with Beacon Hill has grown over the past 5 years.  Beacon Hill is the only Guardianship School in the North Lakes.  This is a two way exchange involving the Trust coming into school and pupils coming onto our land holdings. Seeing the pupils express themselves, join in and want to learn is rewarding." Mark Astley, National Trust

Clubs - What's On

  • 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.