Meet Your New Prefects!

On Friday 23rd June 2017 our new Prefect cohort were presented with their official badges and ties by Ms Draycott.  The prefects will begin their new roles in the coming weeks and...
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Aspiring Athletes Assemble!

Year 9 and Year 10 pupils have been enthused and inspired by the visit of athlete Daniel Caines.  Born and raised in Solihull, the 400m specialist Daniel told the pupils how he...
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CCF Trial Session Three – 19/06/17

Last night the potential cadets practiced parading. They recapped things they have learned in previous weeks with the addition of and ‘about turn’ and a ‘right/left incline’. The...
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German Exchange

Wow what a trip!  The Barr Beacon pupils have shown real maturity in their attitude towards the exchange trip with their German counterparts, completing their project report (found...
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GCSE Results Day Changes

GCSE results are released to pupils on Thursday 24th August 2017 The key thing to remember is that this year’s results cannot and should not be compared with those of previous...
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Year 11 Celebration Assembly

Year 11 had a special celebration to commemorate their five years at Barr Beacon School. Many of them will of course be returning to sixth form, but this was the penultimate time...
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Hands-on with the animal kingdom

World Environment Day is celebrated every June. On June 15th, Year 7 pupils had a visit from The Animal Lady. Pupils from Year 7 had the opportunity to learn about a range of...
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University Life – ‘USA Style’

Sixth form student Cameron Langston competed against over 1000 applicants to reach the final stage of the Sutton’s Trust’s programme to encourage academically talented British...
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CCF Day Two – 12th June 2017

Last night the potential cadets revised the actions of ‘standing at ease’ and ‘attention’ while adding the movements ‘turn to the left’ and ‘turn to the right’. They looked amazing...
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Beacon Colts’ trip to Holland

As well as participating in school sports teams, many Beacon pupils are members of out of school teams. Recently, one of these, Beacon Colts, took a trip to Holland. They played in...
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Wonder Women in Science

The recent release of the film Wonder Woman has fuelled the debate about the underrepresentation of female characters on-screen. Whilst this is a very pertinent issue in the...
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CCF Cadet Trials

Monday 5th June saw the beginning of Barr Beacon’s Cadet Force. Fifty seven year 8 pupils lined up to start their long and epic journey into the world of the Cadets. Led by...
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