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Girls Football Festival 

16 Feb 18

On Thursday 15 th January the Year 7 and 8 girls’ football team competed in the University of Birmingham Football Festival.


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Cadets take to the skies! 

16 Feb 18

After a disappointing first attempt in January and a tenuous wait on the 13 th of February, Barr Beacon School Cadets finally took to the skies.


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Welcome to the Mayor & Mayoress 

9 Feb 18

Barr Beacon School has been invited to challenge the Mayor and Mayoress of Walsall.


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Battlefields Trip 

8 Feb 18

Friday 2 nd February to Monday 5 th February saw M.


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STEM Day 

1 Feb 18

Year 9 pupils spent a day working in teams to enhance their understanding of, and aptitude for, problem solving, creativity, design and engineering.


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LGBT History Month 2018 

29 Jan 18

For LGBT History Month this year we are celebrating 15 years since Section 28 was repealed.


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Holocaust Memorial Day – Talk 

26 Jan 18

‘To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on Saturday 27th January 2018 our A Level History students joined a webinar to hear the inspirational story of Janine Webber BEM, a Holocaust survivor, as she retold her experience.


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British Basketball League – Go Wolves! 

25 Jan 18

On Friday 19 th January, ten Barr Beacon pupils were taken to Worcester University Arena to watch a highly competitive British Basketball League fixture between two of the league’s best teams (Worcester Wolves Manchester Giants).


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School Performance Tables 

25 Jan 18

How does Barr Beacon compare with other schools? We have a Progress 8 score of +0.33, which means our pupils achieved, on average, a third of a grade more than the half a million Year 11s who sat their exams in other schools across the country.


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Hardwick Hall – GCSE History Trip 

24 Jan 18

11A1, 11A2 and 11C1 are attending on the Wednesday.


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We are GOLD for careers! 

22 Jan 18

Barr Beacon School has retained its Gold Quality Award from education and career service provider Prospects, which is awarded to organisations that offer exceptional support in providing Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) An …


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Prevent Workshops 

17 Jan 18

Prevent workshops were held for the whole of Year 9 in December and focused on raising awareness of radicalisation and extremism.


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Peter Panto 

21 Dec 17

This years pantomime was a huge success with a variety of staff helping to portray a fantastic version of the famous Peter Pan.


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The Christmas Bake Off 

21 Dec 17

The Sixth Form ended the year with a festive Christmas Bake Off.


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Christmas Assembly 2017 

21 Dec 17

Pupils were treated to a fun filled afternoon yesterday for our annual Christmas assemblies.


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Sicily Exchange 2017 

13 Dec 17

The first part of this year’s Sicily Exchange showed yet again how wonderful Barr Beacon pupils are.


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Celebrating Women in Mathematics 

4 Dec 17

On Tuesday 28th November, 15 Year 10 girls went to Wolverhampton University to take part in a fantastic event: Celebrating Women in Mathematics.


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Cadets – Cosford Air Museum 

30 Nov 17

This week saw the Cadets go on their first field day.


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Read along with your child: English literature GCSE 

28 Nov 17

Read along with your child: English literature GCSE We have had several requests from parents and carers to publish the list of set texts for English literature GCSE.


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Children In Need 2017 

24 Nov 17

Our non-uniform day, swapping shirts and ties for superhero outfits and spots, raised this much from each House: Wrekin: £380.81 Bredon: £354.18 Clent: £381.96 Malvern: £374.31 Children in need total from today : £1862.92…


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German Exchange 2017 

24 Nov 17

Tuesday 21st November We were thrilled to welcome our exchange partners to Barr Beacon school on the evening of Tuesday 21st November.


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‘Walsall Street Teams’ – Prevent 

23 Nov 17

Feedback from a Year 8 focus group Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th November 2017 The workshops were held for the whole of Year 8 and focused on raising awareness of radicalisation and extremism.


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Christmas Jumper Day 

22 Nov 17

On the last 2 days of term (20 th and 21 st December) pupils are invited to leave their blazers and home and come to school wearing Christmas jumpers/cardigans instead.


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Maths Online Resources 

21 Nov 17

There are too many online maths resources to count (excuse the pun).


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Glow Sports 

17 Nov 17

On Wednesday our 6th Form and Year 11 pupils were fortunate enough to experience glow in the dark dodge ball and glow in the dark basketball as part of their sport enrichment and after school curriculum.


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Is your child using SAM learning? 

14 Nov 17

All pupils in Years 7-11 have accounts on SAM learning.


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Remembrance Parade 

13 Nov 17

Thursday 9th November saw half of the Cadets carry out their first Remembrance Day Parade.


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Awards Evening 2017 

8 Nov 17

This year’s Awards Evening was an awe-inspiring event.


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CCF – Initial Expedition Training 

6 Nov 17

This week, half of the Cadets attended Initial Expedition Training at the Farm on the Hill Campsite near Uttoxeter in Staffordshire.


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A Trip to Parliament 

3 Nov 17

Over the last couple of weeks Key Stage 3 Students have been learning about what Parliament is, and how the work of parliament impacts on their everyday lives.


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Sixth Form Scare Up Money For Charity 

2 Nov 17

On 31st October, our Sixth Form students came into school in spooky fancy dress to help raise money for charity.


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Blue Storm Rising 

1 Nov 17

Open evening saw our Cadets, dressed in their newly issued DPM uniform, stewarding parents onto the new amphitheatre seating, ready for an address by the Leadership team.


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100% Attendance Assembly 

30 Oct 17

On Friday 20th October 2017 Barr Beacon held its annual 100% attendance assembly.


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Loyal Support – Children In Need 

13 Oct 17

The BBC have been in touch to thank us for all of our fundraising last year.


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Reading Challenge 

11 Oct 17

Last year, we launched our Reading Challenge.


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Science Club – Harry Potter Week 

9 Oct 17

This week Science Club took a trip to the wonderful world of Harry Potter.


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Young Writers Association – Published Writers 

5 Oct 17

During the Summer term, the English department worked alongside the Young Writers Association (YWA) to help pupils in current Years 8-10 showcase their creative writing flair.


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Fresh Start Parent Evening 

5 Oct 17

Thank you to everyone who came to Fresh Start Parent Information evening.


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The Man With The Jam 

29 Sep 17

We raise a lot of money for charity at Barr Beacon, often selflessly.


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Record-Breaking Sports Day 

29 Sep 17

Holding Sports Day at Alexander Stadium certainly had an effect on the competitors, with more than a dozen all time school records being broken.


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Year 7 Humanities Model Competition 

28 Sep 17

The annual humanities model competition took place at the beginning of term and the judges had an extremely hard job of choosing the winners and runners up for each category.


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Thank you! – Open Evening 2017 

25 Sep 17

Thank you to everyone who made our Open Evening such a special occasion.


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Welcome to the new build… 

14 Sep 17

A year ago it was a blank space.


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The Inspirational Factor 

8 Sep 17

BBC journalist and former X-Factor contestant Ashley John-Baptiste came into school to share his inspiring story with Year 11.


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Open Evening 2017 

6 Sep 17

Open Evening Thursday 21st September 2017 6.30pm – 9.00pm Open Morning Friday 22nd September 2017 10.00am – 11.00am We look forward to welcoming parents of prospective pupils through our doors on Thursday 21st September.


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Stepping up to success 

24 Aug 17

Pupils are celebrating an impressive set of GCSE results and are looking forward to stepping up to Barr Beacon Sixth Form in September.


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A Level Results 2017 

17 Aug 17

Year 13 Exam Results 2017 ‘A third of grades at A*/A.


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A Level Results Day 

15 Aug 17

AS and A level Results day Thursday 17th August 2017 Year 13 students You can collect your A level results from 7.00am in the iCentre.


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Getting Ahead – Activities for English 

13 Jul 17

Getting ahead before September will be extremely beneficial for all students with their English study.


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Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award 

11 Jul 17

This year has seen the a huge growth in pupils completing the Duke Of Edinburgh Bronze award here at Barr Beacon.







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