Erasmus Exchange – Sweden

A group of Year 12 students are in Sweden for an exchange visit. Their first task was to write a brief introduction about their school and local area and how careers education...
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Getting knowledge to stick: How to self-quiz

Self-quizzing is a powerful strategy to get knowledge stuck in your long-term memory.  And it’s so simple to do! We use self-quizzing in lessons as well as...
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Are you smarter than a 12-year-old?

Five pupils are celebrating achieving ‘genius level’ results in MENSA’s world-renowned IQ test. Two of these pupils exceeded the 160 IQ that Albert Einstein and Professor...
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Cinderella – Staff Panto

The staff pantomime is a beloved tradition at Barr Beacon, going back a decade. This year, twelve staff volunteers took to the stage for an irreverent take on the classic French...
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Potentially Risky App

Thanks to Walsall Council, we have been alerted to another potentially risky app. Although we have not had any incidents of our pupils using it inadvisedly, we thought you would...
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Winter Reading Challenge

Our winter reading challenge is aimed at encouraging you to read six books, of all kinds, spread over the Christmas holidays and continuing on into next half term. Six weeks of...
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Sixth Form volunteer for the Salvation Army

15 Sixth Form students gave up their time to help put together care packages for the most vulnerable people this Christmas. Half the team helped to pack essential food parcels for...
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Christmas Lunch 2019

On Tuesday 17th December 2019 pupils are invited to a traditional Christmas dinner in the Beacon Bistro. You can view the menu below.
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How can I help my child revise English Literature?

Short bursts are best when revising. And that’s where you can be an invaluable source of support – even if you only have a spare 10 minutes. A knowledge-heavy subject like GCSE...
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Potentially Dangerous App

Please check your child’s phone. West Midlands Police has been made aware of an App called “UNICO LIVE”.  The app is publicised as age-restricted 12+ and designed for young...
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Anti-Bullying Art Competition

Art and Design pupils have designed some fantastic Anti Bullying artwork for a competition. The winners will be receiving a certificate and Art prize for their amazing...
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Scholastic Book Fair!

Book Fair 3rd – 6th December The Book Fair is great opportunity for pupils to purchase books at half the usual price.  The Scholastic Book Company are...
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