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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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Year 3’s Egyptian mummification 

16 Feb 18

Yesterday afternoon Year 3 enjoyed a real life demonstration of the mummification process.


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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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Year 5 Clay Dragons 

12 Feb 18

The children have been very busy creating some wonderful dragons as part of their project ‘The Vikings Are Coming…


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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For LGBT History Month this year we are celebrating 15 years since Section 28 was repealed.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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Y3 at the Theatre 

12 Jan 18

Year 3 are at the Birmingham Hippodrome this afternoon to see Cinderella.


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Arts Award Certificates 2017 

10 Jan 18

Congratulations to the Arts Award Children, we have received your certificates! These certificates  are now available from the School Office.


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Year 3 Christmas Party 

21 Dec 17

What a fun afternoon we have had! Playing fun games like: musical statues; Santa needs; Festive four corners and Santa letter search ???????? We hope all the children enjoyed their afternoon! Remember tomorrow is toy day and they can wear non-uniform…


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Year 3 Christmas cards 

21 Dec 17

Year 3 have enjoyed being creative over the last couple of days, making festive cards and calendars! We hope whoever receives their creations enjoys them as much as they enjoyed making them…


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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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School open – 13 December 2017 

12 Dec 17

School will be open on Wednesday 13th December.


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School closed – 12th December 2017 

11 Dec 17

Delves Infant and Junior Schools will remain closed tomorrow following advice from the local authority that road conditions are likely to worsen overnight.


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School closed – 11th December 2017 

10 Dec 17

Delves Infant and Junior Schools will be closed tomorrow due to dangerous road conditions.


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Pupil Premium Action Plan-2017-2018 

7 Dec 17

Pupil Premium Action Plan 2017-2018…


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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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Class 1’s Reading Fun! 

24 Nov 17

All of Class 1 (even Mrs Rishi and Miss Green) thoroughly enjoyed getting comfy on a cushion or lying under a blanket clutching their favourite book! The room has never been so quiet! It was really interesting the range of books that had been brought…


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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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Year 3 and 4 Reading Parent Workshop 

23 Nov 17

We have been informed some children have received letters containing the wrong date.


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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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School tuck shop is a roaring success for Children in Need Day 

17 Nov 17

The children and staff enjoyed raising money and buying snacks today at our whole school tuck shop.


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Year 3’s Pudsey Maths Challenge 

17 Nov 17

Year Three, enjoyed using their problem solving skills this morning, to systematically explore how many different bandana designs they could create using only three colours.


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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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Community Activities: Community Garden 

8 Nov 17

Programme of activities at the Caldmore Community Garden October- December 2017 Advertisements Filed under: Uncategorized…


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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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Community Activities: Bonfire Night 

2 Nov 17

Bonfire Night at Caldmore Community Garden 5th November Advertisements Filed under: Uncategorized…


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Community Events: Spotlight on Mental Health 

1 Nov 17

Come along to see what services Healthwatch Walsall and other organisations can offer.


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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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Year 3’s Spooktacular Afternoon! 

31 Oct 17

Dressed in their Halloween costumes, the children took part in a number of spooky activities.







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