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Astra School Centred Initial Teacher Training (Astra SCITT)

We are proud to be part of Astra School Centred Initial Teacher Training (most commonly known as Astra SCITT). Astra SCITT is recognised by Ofsted as “Outstanding” in all categories for Initial Teacher Education, where a diverse network of local primary and secondary schools all work together to support and develop the next generation of outstanding teachers and educational leaders.

For September 2021, as part of The Beacon’s commitment to Astra and our strong desire to support those wishing to enter the profession, we are looking to place up to two trainee teachers (primary level).

Please click here for more information about SCITT. The scheme’s details and application process is outlined in the online Astra prospectus.

To understand more about our inspiring school, please take a further look around our website and follow our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. If you would like to read independent reviews of The Beacon, you can visit The Good Schools Guide and the Muddy Stilettos websites.

We hope you decide to apply to join our team of professionals. Please note that The Beacon cannot accept applications directly as all applications are managed centrally via Astra. Applications should be made via UCAS or the new GOV.UK service ‘Apply for teacher training’ – details of which can be found in the prospectus. Recruitment opens on 13 October 2020.

We are so proud of our school, our staff and our boys and we hope you are inspired to join us at The Beacon.

Will Phelps – Headmaster



Open Morning & Messy Play – Saturday 1 October

You are warmly invited to attend our Open Morning on Saturday 1 October from 09:00 to 11:00.

Please click here to pre-book an appointment.

For Early Years’ boys, we are also hosting Messy Play sessions 09:00 to 12:00 – click here to pre-book a session.

For a genuine insight into The Beacon, see our recent reviews from our ISI Inspection, Muddy Stilettos & The Good Schools Guide.