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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Cologne Christmas Market

“We have arrived in Cologne Christmas markets and are completing a treasure hunt.”#colognechristmasmarkets #kolnerdom #barrbeaconsch pic.twitter.com/UAknVEHSnw — Barr...
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ESafety Update

ESafety update If you use LiveMe, are you aware of the potential risks? National Online Safety have produced this helpful guide:...
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