Open Days

We encourage you to attend our next open events to see just how much we have to offer your child to ensure they receive the very best education – both academically and personally.

“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.”


October 2018 Open Events

Our increasingly popular October Open Day offers 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. We were delighted to welcome a record number of families to our Open Day for prospective students from all year groups in October 2017.

Visiting families are given the opportunity to:

  • Explore the Academy and view our enviable facilities.
  • Meet departmental staff and chat to students.
  • Attend Headteacher talks outlining our standards, expectations and achievements.
Saturday 6 October 2018: Open Day 10am - 1pm

This interactive event was attended by students from all year groups and their families. Visitors took the opportunity to explore the Academy and visited subject departments. They met with teaching and support staff and chatted with our current students. Our Headteacher, Ms Anna Robinson along with members of the Senior Leadership Team, key staff, students and parents gave presentations in the Main Hall.

Tuesday 9 – Monday 15 October 2018: Bookable Open Morning Tours - now closed

Guided by our Student Ambassadors, visitors were invited to tour the Academy to see the school in action on a normal day and meet key members of staff. After visiting lesson one parents were invited to attend a presentation from our Headteacher Ms Anna Robinson and have the opportunity to ask any questions, following their visit.

Thursday 1 November 2018: Sixth Form Open Evening

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. For further information please visit our Sixth Form Open Evening page.

Year 5 Open Mornings

The next opportunity to visit Beacon Academy for an open event, will be in June 2019, for parents and students currently in Year 5. We were delighted to welcome nearly 300 families to our Year 5 Open Mornings in June 2018.

Our visitors enjoyed a tour of the school with our Student Ambassadors to see our teaching and learning in action, followed by a presentation by our Headteacher Anna Robinson and the opportunity to meet with key members of staff.

Further information on our 2019 Year 5 Open Mornings will be available here during Term 5.

Open Morning Presentation

Following feedback from our prospective parents and students at our Year 5 Open Mornings in June 2018, we would like to invite you to view this presentation as an introduction to our school, and a celebration of some of our 2017/18 news, events and achievements.

Feedback from our visitors

Our Year 5 and October Open Morning Tours are always extremely popular. In 2017 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. In addition, we continue to attract families across the Kent border, from St Pauls Rusthall, Langton Green, St Marks, The Mead and Bishops Down in Tunbridge Wells.

We were thrilled 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.”

“Our daughter would flourish given the opportunity to be considered for a place. It is wonderful that the feeling of individuality is paramount to enable the children to grow as balanced individuals.”

“All students that we saw in and around the school were considerate and polite. All teaching staff were welcoming and professional. Loved the passion!”

“Blown away! Really impressed not only with our student ambassadors but the presentation as well. The feel of the school as we walked around was great, all the students seem really happy. Thank you”.

“A brilliant school and a solid choice for my children”.

“We will be sending our second child into your care at Beacon, come Sept 17”.

“Genuinely surprised at the range and depth of lessons, subjects and equipment. All very impressive”.

“Amazing school all round. Hoping very much my son gets in.”

Inspire, Believe, Achieve and 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 deadline for applications to join secondary schools in Year 7 for September 2019 was 31 October 2018. 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 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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