About Us

We are a split site, rural, mixed 11-18 comprehensive converter academy with approximately 1400 students, including over 350 students in our Sixth Form Centre at Green Lane.

Our vision at Beacon Academy is to provide the best possible education for all of our students and to continue to be an exceptional and high-performing educational establishment, locally and nationally. We do this by relentlessly developing a culture that is aspirational and ambitious for excellence in all we do. We achieve this by offering a broad and balanced curriculum within a disciplined standards agenda. This enables all staff and students to foster exceptional relationships. Our environment is consistently calm, safe and orderly enabling teachers to teach and students to learn.

The relationships between the staff and students are some of the most phenomenal I have ever seen. Staff have high expectations, are ambitious for the students and they know them well. The rigorous focus on the child as a unique individual ensures that the lessons they receive are personalised and allow them to be actively engaged in their learning.

Beacon Academy students are expected to be hard working, ambitious, self-motivated, inquisitive, resilient and determined to excel. They are polite, respectful, well behaved, well presented and ready to learn. They are expected to be caring, respectful and tolerant at all times.

Not only do we have high expectations of our students, but the same applies to our staff. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is expected to be highly effective, enabling all students to make excellent progress.

Beacon Academy draws students from over 10 primary schools in Crowborough and the surrounding areas. We also attract an increasing number of students from outside this traditional catchment area, from Kent and from the independent sector. This wide catchment area generates our truly comprehensive intake, both in terms of ability and socio-economic background. Beacon Academy is on an exciting journey towards becoming an exceptional school. We are judged to be a good school with outstanding leadership. Ofsted and our results confirm this. Trustees, staff, parents and students know this. We have a rigorous, relentless and uncompromising focus on ensuring that all students leave Beacon with the best set of qualifications possible, equipping them for our rapidly changing, highly competitive, exciting world. There is an unprecedented commitment and determination from the staff and trustees at Beacon that all of our students will succeed.

Anna Robinson