Open Mornings

We are always delighted to welcome new families to The Beacon, and to show our inspiring School in action. Our Open Mornings during the Autumn, Spring and Summer Terms offer an opportunity to meet the Headmaster, William Phelps, and hear his vision for the School as well as to enjoy a tour of The Beacon with some of our Upper School boys.

Virtual Open Mornings

We understand you may wish to find out more about The Beacon before we are able to reopen to visitors, so we have run two Virtual Open Morning this summer.

  • Whole School Virtual Open Morning with a welcome address from our Headmaster, Will Phelps, followed by a virtual tour from our Year 8 boys and talks from our senior team and Registrar.
  • Pre-Prep Virtual Open Morning to enable you to see and hear about life in Reception to Year 2.  After a virtual tour of the school, it will give you the opportunity to hear from the key members of the Pre-Prep team and a closing address from our Headmaster, Will Phelps.

Next Open Morning

  • Saturday 10 October 2020 (09:30 onwards)

To register for your place at one of our Open Mornings or to arrange a private visit, please click here and complete our online enquiry form. If you would like to get in touch to discuss any aspect of Admissions or to arrange an individual visit, please email our Registrar, Jane Baines, on or call on 01494 432764.

Future Open Mornings

We are also welcoming visitors to The Beacon on the following Open Morning dates:

  • Friday 5 February 2021 (09:30-11:30)
  • Friday 7 May 2021 (09:30-11:30)

Messy Play Mornings

At our popular Messy Play Mornings, we invite children aged 2-5 years’ old to come and enjoy some messy, fun activities. The mornings are completely free of charge and are ideal for families who are new to The Beacon.

If you would like to register your interest to join us at our next Messy Play Morning, please click here.

Head’s Talk & Tours

Throughout July and August, our Headmaster, Will Phelps, is inviting future Beacon families to safely meet with him on our School site for a socially-distanced tour of our incredible school and an informal talk about your son and his education. Please click here for more details.

“The largest single sex Prep School in the UK, The Beacon still has an impressively inclusive, family feel to it, with a focus on pastoral care and turning out well-rounded boys.”

For a genuine insight into The Beacon, see our recent review from Muddy Stilettos.