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Sixth Form Graduation 2017 

26 May 17

Today we celebrated the graduation of our Year 13 students.


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Talking with Children About Terrorism 

26 May 17

As with any ‘sensitive issue’, talking about it is better than ignoring it.


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CCF Interviews 

22 May 17

The interview process for Barr Beacon School’s first ever Cadet Force is in full swing with possible recruits taking part in an interview and team building task before being selected to attend the trial period starting after the May half term.


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Meet Your New Prefects! 

19 May 17

Following our ‘Prefect Launch’ assembly with Year 10 on Friday 17th March, Heads of House have selected their Prefects for 2017/2018.


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Coventry Cathedral Trip 

12 May 17

Year 7 pupils are invited to attend an educational visit to Coventry Cathedral next half term.


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Duke of Edinburgh 

9 May 17

Over the last two weekends, two Bronze Duke of Edinburgh groups have completed their practice expeditions over Cannock Chase.


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Colour Run 2017 

27 Apr 17

Our Sixth Form Students have been out again raising money for their three charities: Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Macmillan and the Michael Lewis Foundation.


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Norway 2017 

24 Apr 17

Norway – What an amazing time Barr Beacon School had exploring the wilderness of Norway.


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Sixth Form Senior Team 2017/18 

24 Apr 17

We are proud to present our new Senior Team for 2017-18.


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Helping the Homeless 

7 Apr 17

Recently, I, alongside Raychel Keyes (12B1), have been volunteering in a group called Have a Heart, Help the Homeless, a charity seeking to feed and befriend the unfortunate ones who suffer daily through the cold and, sometimes, the violence of our …


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Diana Award Winner – Olivia Iqbal 

7 Apr 17

Several Barr Beacon students have received Diana Awards for their altruistic behaviour and Olivia Iqbal is our latest, exceptional recipient.


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Sixth Formers’ Super Quiz 

6 Apr 17

On Thursday 6 th April 2017, students from Years 7-11 competed in a quiz, ran by Sixth Form students, during their PSHE lesson.


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Understanding Your Child’s Report – Year 7 

30 Mar 17

Watch the video below for more information and help for understanding your child’s Year 7 report.


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Sicilian Exchange Project 

27 Mar 17

Our Sicilian exchange students have arrived! Monday 27th March: They left Sicily yesterday lunchtime and spent the evening with their host families.


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Red Nose Day 2017 

24 Mar 17

Barr Beacon staff and pupils have been taking part in ‘something funny for money’ in aid of Red Nose Day 2017.


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Year 10 HS2 – Head Quarters Visit 

22 Mar 17

Pupils AT HS2 are taking part in exciting activities, from designing a ‘whirly bird,’ to using the iterative design process in improving their ideas and planning.


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New Build – Pupil Visit 

14 Mar 17

I applied to see the site as I used to be very passionate about architecture and I saw it as a great opportunity to get myself back into it.


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Beacon’s LGBTQ+ Bake Off 

14 Mar 17

Following LGBT History month, Barr Beacon’s after school Food Club celebrated diversity with LGBTQ+ awareness by creating a multi-coloured, icing coated, rainbow-layered sponge cake.


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Osmington Bay Field Trip 

7 Mar 17

As part of our A Level Geography course, we were provided with the opportunity to learn more about our coasts during a 4 day visit to Osmington Bay, Dorset.


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Year 8 Pathways Options 

3 Mar 17

Below you can find the Year 8 Pathways Option Booklet and a parental information powerpoint.


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Stop & Read – World Book Day 

3 Mar 17

Wouldn’t it be great if we could all take a few minutes out of our busy daily lives just to drop what we are doing and read? Well that’s exactly what Barr Beacon School has been doing to celebrate World Book Day this year.


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The Beacon BAFTAs 

3 Mar 17

On 1 st  March 2017 Barr Beacon School held their very first ‘BAFTA’ awards evening.


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Year 11 Study Hall 

3 Mar 17

Since Monday 30 th January, we have been running a space exclusively for Year 11 to work after school.


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Activities Week 2017 

21 Feb 17

Activities Week 2017…


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Saltmine Theatre Company 

14 Feb 17

On Thursday 9th February, Saltmine Theatre Company were invited into school to work with Year 8 pupils to raise awareness of how to keep themselves online.


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Year 7 Performing Arts Evening 

8 Feb 17

On Wednesday 8th February pupils from Year 7 took to the stage to showcase some of their stunning performing arts talent.


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Pathways 2017 

3 Feb 17

Below you can find more information on the new GCSE Grading system and find the Year 9 Pathways Option Booklet.


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Press Pass with the Albion Foundation 

24 Jan 17

Two groups of students were invited to flex their journalistic muscles during two different West Bromwich Albion games.


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The ‘Perfect Score’ – Mensa Results 

6 Jan 17

Five of our Year 7 pupils are celebrating ‘genius level’ results, and have been invited to join MENSA following a recent IQ test.


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Staff Pantomime – Beauty & the Beast 

16 Dec 16

Oh no we didn’t…Oh YES we did.


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Beacon’s Got Talent 2016 

16 Dec 16

An array of acts auditioned for our annual Beacon’s Got Talent 2016  live show.


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Year 13 Celebration Evening 

12 Dec 16

Year 13 Class of 2015-2016 Celebration Evening Thursday 5 th January 2017 We are delighted to invite our recent Year 13 graduates to a Celebration Evening, where you will be presented with your Year 13 certificates.


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Beacon’s Got Talent 2016 

6 Dec 16

Come and watch Beacon’s stage come to life in Beacon’s Got Talent 2016.


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We Will Rock You 

28 Nov 16

On Wednesday 7 th  December and Thursday 8 th  December the Performing Arts department will be hosting the musical We Will Rock You.


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Children In Need 2016 

28 Nov 16

Fundraising for Children In Need not only involved pupils and staff coming dressed as superheroes or covered in spots but also a bake sale and a special event: A Lip Sync Battle led by Heads of House.


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Beacon Debates Brexit 

23 Nov 16

On Wednesday 16 th November, Year 13 students Ben Roberts and Olivia Thomas visited the Lithuanian Embassy in London ahead of their EU Mock Council debate (organised by the British Council) the following day.


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E-Safety – Advice for Parents 

17 Nov 16

‘37% of teenagers have admitted to ‘sexting’, yet 60% of parents have not discussed this issue with their child.


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Sixth Form First Aid Training 

14 Nov 16

On Wednesday 9th November, student representatives from the University of Birmingham medical school taught Year 12 students how to perform CPR, the recovery position and the stage required to successful stop a someone from choking.


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Changes to the Grading System 

14 Nov 16

Ofqual the qualifications watchdog has changed the GCSE result grading system.


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Lord Mayors Quiz 

10 Nov 16

‘On Thursday 3rd of November a team of Barr Beacon students participated in the Lord Mayor’s Mega Sixth Form Quiz.


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Awards Evening 2016 

9 Nov 16

This year’s Awards Evening recognised the achievements of over 250 pupils across the year groups in a variety of areas – from academic achievements to sporting successes to exceptionally selfless acts.


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World Challenge – Nepal 2018 

7 Nov 16

In 2018 Barr Beacon Students will have the opportunity to travel to Nepal, where they will be trekking the Himalayan Mountains, immersing themselves in local Nepalese Culture and assisting communities rebuild after the 2015 Earthquake.


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Notice: Reception Pedestrian Gate 

7 Nov 16

To ensure and continue our commitment to safeguarding all pupils at Barr Beacon School, we have installed an electronic locking mechanism to the pedestrian gate near reception.


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Sicily Trip – Blog 

31 Oct 16

Monday 31st October – “Ciao dalla Sicilia! We are having a fabulous time over here in Catania.


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Activities Week 2017 – Residentials 

17 Oct 16

Activity Week R esidentials 2017 As part of Activities Week 2017 we are delighted to offer a choice of 4 residential activities.


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Sixth Form Spin-A-Thon 

13 Oct 16

On Thursday 20th October we will be holding a Sixth Form Charity Spin-A-Thon.


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Admissions 2017 

22 Sep 16

  Prospectus 2017 View our online Prospectus flip-book HERE.


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Swaziland 2016 

19 Sep 16

Swaziland! 17th July – 3rd August 2016 Barr Beacon pupils had the amazing opportunity this summer to take part in an extraordinary expedition to Swaziland in Southern Africa.


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New Build – Blog 

1 Sep 16

Stay Tuned – Updates regarding the Barr Beacon New Build will be published below and on the BB Twitter feed over the coming months.


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GCSE Results 2016 

25 Aug 16

We are celebrating another set of outstanding GCSE results, with 79% of pupils achieving C grades or above in both English and maths.







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