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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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Management Games at the University of Birmingham 

6 Jul 17

Report by Year 12 student George Freeth On Wednesday 21st June, the new Senior Team along with additional member for the day, Alex Taylor took part in The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy Sixth Form management game at Birmingham …


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Year 13 Leavers Event 

5 Jul 17

On Friday 30 th June, Year 13 celebrated their 7 years at Barr Beacon School with a Leavers’ event at the ICC in Birmingham.


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CCF Trial Session Five 

4 Jul 17

Last night the pupils practiced their drill for next week’s parade in front of their teachers and leadership.


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Prom 2017 

3 Jul 17

Friday 30th June saw a mix of rain and shine on the beautiful grounds of Hogarth’s Hotel where staff eagerly awaited the arrival of our Year 11 Prom guests.


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First Day Arrangements – Wednesday 6th September 

29 Jun 17

Pupils start back to school on Wednesday 6th September.


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CCF Cadet Session 4 

29 Jun 17

Last night the potential cadets spent 30 minutes practising their drills and then they gathered in their Flights to begin the ‘Glider Challenge’.


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A University of the Future? 

28 Jun 17

A group of 50 Year 7 pupils visited Birmingham City University on Friday 9th June.


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Aspiring Athletes Assemble! 

23 Jun 17

Year 9 and Year 10 pupils have been enthused and inspired by the visit of athlete Daniel Caines.


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CCF Trial Session Three – 19/06/17 

21 Jun 17

Last night the potential cadets practiced parading.


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German Exchange 

21 Jun 17

The group arrived safely in Kleve and have settled in well.


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GCSE Results Day Changes 

19 Jun 17

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


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Year 11 Celebration Assembly 

19 Jun 17

Year 11 had a special celebration to commemorate their five years at Barr Beacon School.


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University Life – ‘USA Style’ 

19 Jun 17

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 students to consider studying at American universities.


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Hands-on with the animal kingdom 

16 Jun 17

World Environment Day is celebrated every June.


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CCF Day Two – 12th June 2017 

13 Jun 17

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’.


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Beacon Colts’ trip to Holland 

12 Jun 17

As well as participating in school sports teams, many Beacon pupils are members of out of school teams.


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Wonder Women in Science 

7 Jun 17

The recent release of the film Wonder Woman has fuelled the debate about the underrepresentation of female characters on-screen.


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CCF Cadet Trials 

6 Jun 17

Monday 5th June saw the beginning of Barr Beacon’s Cadet Force.


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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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