Aston Villa Alumni

One of our alumni, Jacob Ramsey, has just signed a 3 year contract with Aston Villa Football Club! He finished Barr Beacon in 2017 and has clearly impressed the Club as much as he impressed us in his time here. We are utterly thrilled at his success and we are looking forward to...
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What is Fake News?

We’ve all heard the term ‘fake news’ but what actually is it? And how do we detect the truth? National Online Safety’s latest guide is about this:  
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Stay e-safe over the Christmas break

The charity National Online Safety produces guides to many of the popular websites, apps and games which you or your children might use. Each guide outlines the good points and the potential risks. They are especially useful if your child uses a particular platform and you don’t....
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Year 13 Celebration Event

It was lovely to welcome back last year’s Year 13 students and find out how much they are all enjoying their destinations. Our Celebration Evening started with a speech from Phil Bright, who finished his A levels at Beacon in 1981. He is currently Head of the West Midlands...
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Beacon’s Got Talent 2018

Beacon’s Got Talent 2018 was a showcase of singing, dancing and instrument playing. Pupils from across the age range took part, many for the first time. Although it was very tough to decide on winners, the voting public decided that Isobel in Year 10 was their favourite, followed...
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Year 12 Visit to The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army in Birmingham has, this Christmas, provided over 1100 toy parcels and over 400 food parcels to families in Birmingham who will be struggling over the Christmas period. On Thursday 13th December, 15 members of our Year 12 were chosen to be a part of this...
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Sicilian Exchange

Written by Ethan Hunt – Year 11 On Sunday 8th December, we arrived at school all packed and ready to go. Despite being 3:30am on a Sunday morning we were extremely excited for the journey ahead of us. 9 hours later we had arrived in Catania and met all of our host families who...
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End of Term Arrangements

Please see below the arrangements for each year group for the end of term. On behalf of all the staff at Barr Beacon School, we wish you a very happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year. Year 7 & 8 – HERE  Year 9, 10 & 11 – HERE Year 12 & 13 – HERE ...
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Lord Mayor’s Quiz

On Thursday 29th November, 6 students from Year 13 attended the Lord Mayor’s Sixth Form Mega Quiz. Competing with sixth formers from across Birmingham, students were tested on some fiendishly difficult questions from a broad range of topics covering topics such as science,...
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Christmas Jumper Day

On the last 2 days of term (19th and 20th December) pupils are invited to leave their blazers and home and come to school wearing Christmas jumpers/cardigans instead.  If they do not want to join in the fun they must wear their blazer as usual.
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