Open Days

Inspire, Believe, Achieve, Succeed

Since September 2015 Beacon has been on an incredibly exciting journey towards achieving a vision of providing the best possible education for all our students and becoming an exceptional school both locally and nationally. Our core values permeate through our day-to-day practice and there is a rigorous, consistent and relentless focus on unapologetically high standards for both students and staff, enabling our teachers to teach and our students to learn.

Whether a Trustee, member of staff or student, we all aim to inspire and believe in one another to achieve our ambitions and succeed in life. We encourage you to visit and see this for yourselves.

“The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding. There is a tremendous sense of purpose, drive and energy among pupils. The vast majority of pupils thrive in the positive and affirming atmosphere that permeates the school.”

Ofsted

October 2019 Open Events

Whole School Open Day: Saturday 5 October 2019

Our increasingly popular Open Saturday provides visitors with the chance to explore every aspect of life at Beacon Academy and discover what we can offer your child to ensure they make the best progress possible within our highly aspirational, ambitious, challenging and supportive learning environment.

Students from all year groups and their families are welcome to attend this interactive open event from 10:00am - 1:00pm. There is no need to book.

Visiting families are given the opportunity to:

  • Explore the Academy and view our enviable facilities.
  • Visit subject departments to meet departmental staff, try an activity and chat to students.
  • Attend a talk from our Headteacher, Ms Anna Robinson, members of the Senior Leadership Team, students and parents, outlining our standards, expectations and achievements and providing insight into our structured transition programme.

We were delighted to welcome a record number of families to our Open Day for prospective students from all year groups in October 2018.

Bookable Open Morning Tours: Monday 7 – Friday 11 October 2019

Guided by our Student Ambassadors, visitors are invited to tour the Academy to see the school in action on a normal day and meet key members of staff. Visitors are able to gain insight from their student guides, to observe lessons in action and meet our Headteacher, Ms Robinson, our Head of Year 7 and other key members of staff involved with the transition of students from primary to secondary education. Open Mornings begin at 8:45am and end at 11:00am.

Please note that booking for our Open Morning Tours is essential. Booking instructions for October 2019 will be published on this page in September 2019.

Sixth Form Open Evening: Wednesday 6 November 2019

An interactive tour of our Sixth Form Centre at Green Lane and an opportunity to meet with teaching and support staff, followed by a presentation from Assistant Headteacher, Mr Steve Baker and Heads of Years 12 and 13.

Sixth Form Open Evening runs from 5:00 - 8:00pm. For further information please visit our Sixth Form Open Evening page.

We are immensely proud that we retain a high proportion of our Sixth Form students from Beacon Academy as well as recruiting students from other local and international schools. To read about our 2018 A Level examination results, please visit our A Level Exam Results page.

Year 5 Open Mornings

In June we hold our annual week of bookable Open Morning Tours for children currently in Year 5. In partnership with local primary schools we arrange invitational dates for Year 5 students and their parents to tour our school during a normal working day, led by our Student Ambassadors. Visitors are able to gain insight from their student guides, to observe lessons in action and meet our Headteacher, Ms Robinson, our Head of Year 7 and other key members of staff involved with the transition of students from primary to secondary education.

Please note that booking for our Open Morning Tours is essential. Confirmed dates and booking instructions for June 2020 will be communicated via the primary schools and published on this page in May 2020.

Feedback from our visitors

In 2018/19 we were delighted to have the opportunity to show a record number of families from our local primary schools and those beyond our catchment area what we have to offer.

We were delighted with the overwhelmingly positive comments received from our visitors following our open events and would like to take this opportunity to share some of these with you:

  • “Excellent school that offers all we wish for our children’s education. Safe, supportive and great teachers”.

  • “A compelling vision, clearly articulated and refreshingly pupil centred with a strong focus on a broad-based curriculum. Open, honest and transparent.”

  • “We were very impressed with Beacon and it feels like a very inclusive and supportive school with an obvious emphasis on achievement, both academically and personally for the students.”

  • “With a son already in year 7 and happy, Beacon was always going to be 1st choice for my youngest son. I was very impressed with the tour and the students doing them.”

  • “Thank you to all the staff and pupils for a very friendly, relaxing and informative morning. Your school is a credit to you all, so thank you again.”

  • “I feel incredibly lucky to be moving into the community catchment area of such a great school, with passionate staff and teachers and am keeping everything crossed that my son will be fortunate enough to join you all next September.”

  • “I just wanted to add also a huge thanks to the entire team of staff involved with the open morning. My husband brought my daughter and was so impressed by absolutely everything! Too many things to mention, but just a few points he told me about was the lovely welcome, the tour with the ambassadors, the honest and open talk from Ms Robinson and the lovely calm and productive atmosphere in each of the classes.”

  • “The tour gave an excellent impression of Beacon, staff and students were friendly and professional making for an excellent atmosphere.”

  • “Friendly, inclusive, excellent facilities, engaging staff, wide range of subjects.”

  • “Good to see beyond the bricks and mortar, that teaching is a very good standard and that the children are engaged and their well being is at the forefront.”

  • “Always a pleasure to look round Beacon. Your students are obviously proud of their school and keen to show it off.”

  • “We’re very impressed. Our tour guides were great ambassadors, the facilities look great, staff were welcoming and happy to speak to us, and we loved the ‘feel’ of the school. Feeling very excited about her future at Beacon.”

Applications

The deadline for applications to join secondary schools in Year 7 for September 2020 is 31 October 2019. For information on how to apply please see our Admissions Page.

For in-year applicants that wish to have a tour of the Academy, please email d.ducker@beacon-academy.org for further information.

We are immensely grateful to Michael Brooker Estate Agents and DemonSkinz for their generous support of our open events.

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