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100% Attendance Winners 

24 Sep 18

Last year, we had 118 people with 100% attendance.


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Sixth Form Open Evening 

21 Sep 18

Sixth Form Open Evening 22 nd November 6.00pm – 8.30pm Sixth Form Open Evening is your opportunity to find out about the wide range of A level and Level 3 BTEC courses we offer, as well as hear from the Sixth Form Leadership Team about what makes …


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Welcoming Our New Recruits 

11 Sep 18

Following a successful recruitment process at the end of the last term, we would like to welcome 34 year 9 cadets to the CCF.


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Icelandic Adventure 

3 Sep 18

Day 1: After a very early morning flight, we arrived in Iceland and went straight to the Reykjanes Peninsula.


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Fresh Start – English 

28 Aug 18

Summer Tasks Year 7  Letter – HERE Tasks – HERE Year 8  Letter – HERE Tasks – HERE…


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GCSE Success! 

28 Aug 18

Barr Beacon School pupils are celebrating an impressive set of GCSE results with a record number continuing into the Sixth Form.


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A-Level Results Day 2018 

16 Aug 18

Our Year 13 students are celebrating fantastic results with superlative destinations ahead of them.


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Results Days 2018 

20 Jul 18

A Level Exam Results Thursday 16 th August Results will be available from 7am Staff will be on hand to help with next steps (university, apprenticeships, etc).


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Year 13 Prom 2018 

19 Jul 18

On Friday 29 th June, Year 13 students gathered at The Cube in the centre of Birmingham for their Leavers’ Event.


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Prom 2018 

10 Jul 18

Friday 6th July saw the sun shine on the beautiful grounds of Nailcote Hall where staff eagerly awaited the arrival of our Year 11 Prom guests.


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Aaron called up for England 

4 Jul 18

Aaron in Year 10 has been selected to play on the England Under 16s team.


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School Diversity Week 2nd-6th July 

3 Jul 18

Not all pupils are as fortunate as those at Barr Beacon.


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Open Evening 2018 

29 Jun 18

Open Evening 2018 will take place on Thursday 20th September 6:30pm – 9:00pm.


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#ChickenWatch 

29 Jun 18

Follow us on Twitter for all our LivingEggs updates.


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Getting into Golf – Wentworth Golf 

25 Jun 18

Barr Beacon pupils have really been getting into golf – both playing and watching it.


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We’re in the Top 10! 

21 Jun 18

Read the full report HERE…


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Dinosaurs and Disasters Debate 

20 Jun 18

On Monday 18 th June, pupils from Years 7 to 10 converged on the new training room for a grand debate.


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Young Photographer of the Year 

14 Jun 18

We were delighted to host the Rotary Club’s Young Photographer of the year competition.


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Art, Textiles and Food Exhibition 

14 Jun 18

It was a resoundingly successful evening for the Art, Textiles and Food Exhibition on Tuesday evening.


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New Books in the iCentre 

14 Jun 18

We have lots of new books in the ICentre, including some brilliant LGBTQ+ themed titles.


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Flash Fiction Success 

14 Jun 18

As part of their enrichment, Year 12 students have been having a go at crafting ‘flash fiction’ – that is: complete stories using the fewest possible number of words.


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A Guide To Eid 

13 Jun 18

By Zahra and Aminah in Year 12 What’s happening this week? Eid is a festival celebrated by Muslims around the world, twice a year.


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Year 11 Final Assembly 

8 Jun 18

It was an emotional morning for Year 11 as we said farewell to them.


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Exhibition: Year 11 

6 Jun 18

Exhibition: Work produced by Year 11 Art, Textiles and Food pupils We are hosting an evening on Tuesday 12 th June for pupils, parents, carers, universities and organisations to come and view the fantastic work produced by Year 11 Art, Textiles and …


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Reading Challenge Competition Winners 

24 May 18

Four of our avid year 7 readers were rewarded for their commitment to reading with prizes on Wednesday.


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General Data Protection Regulations 

18 May 18

As you are no doubt aware, General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into force on Friday 25 th May.


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Precious Lives – PC Rob Pedley’s inspirational message 

18 May 18

PC Rob Pedley knows how just one choice can make a huge difference to your life.


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Colour Run 2018 

10 May 18

Sixth Form find a colourful way to raise money for charity Sixth Formers came up with a novel way to raise money for their three chosen charities: a sponsored run.


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Senior Team 2018 

2 May 18

We are delighted to announce our new Senior Team.


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Coventry Cathedral Year 7 Trip 

1 May 18

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


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Matrix Performing Arts Show 2018 

1 May 18

This year the prestigious Matrix Academy Trust performing arts show was held at Bloxwich Academy.


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Competing for his country at Karate 

27 Apr 18

One of our pupils has been selected to compete for England at karate! Jack in Year 10 fought off 4 opponents in the Walsall competition and in August will represent his country in the 2018 Wadokai All Nations Championship.


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Women Who Change The World 

27 Apr 18

On Tuesday 24th April, 60 girls in Year 7 and 8 enjoyed workshops exploring women who change the world.


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Sicily Exchange – 19-23rd March 

24 Apr 18

The Sicilian exchange has completed: Another successful project between the 2 schools with both sets of pupils and staff delighted at the success.


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Combined Cadet Force – 2018/19 Applications 

20 Apr 18

Combined Cadet Force – Parental Evening Presentation – HERE ‘I want to become a cadet, so how do I apply?’ 1.


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Careers and Apprenticeship Week Winners 

18 Apr 18

Sixth Formers were challenged to produce a long-form essay on an aspect of gender inequality in the workplace.


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Year 11 Return to Oxford University 

18 Apr 18

On the 23rd March, three of our Year 11s returned to Oxford University.


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BBC: Smart Revision Advice 

17 Apr 18

This year, we have devoted a regular Year 11 assembly slot so pupils actively practise the right revision techniques – the things which are proven to work.


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How long should I devote to revising over Easter? 

28 Mar 18

How much time do top-performing students devote to revising for their GCSEs and A levels over the Easter break? Although it’s important to unwind (and we have done lots of assemblies on how to achieve a balance and deal with exam pressure), the …


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You must remember…. 

15 Mar 18

Pupils doing GCSEs need to remember a lot of information.


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Braving the ‘Beast from the East’ 

9 Mar 18

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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Careers and Apprenticeship Weeks 2018 

9 Mar 18

Tackling gender stereotyping in the world of work “It is Who You Meet” On Wednesday 7 th March a selection of pupils from years 7/8 attended a ‘speed dating’ type of careers event.


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Host an International Student 

9 Mar 18

Host an international student for 2 weeks and earn £280 To find out more information regarding hosting an international student for 2 weeks in the summer term and getting paid to do so, please come and join our talk at the school on 13 th March 2018…


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Revising maths at home: Online resources 

7 Mar 18

Our maths department have collated this handy list of resources your child can use to revise maths.


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Mimi Thebo – Author Visit 

6 Mar 18

For this year’s World Book Day , we welcomed author Mimi Thebo into school for the day to work with a number of pupils in years 7-10.


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Year 8 Visit Oxford University 

6 Mar 18

On Monday 5 th March, a group of Year 8 pupils visited The University of Oxford.


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Exam Countdown 

5 Mar 18

The Countdown is on.


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The Mayor and Mayoress go back to school 

27 Feb 18

On Tuesday 27th February, Barr Beacon School was excited to welcome its two newest pupils: the Mayor and Mayoress of Walsall.


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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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