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Welcome from the Headmaster

I am passionate about independent education and a firm believer that exceptional schools produce exceptional people. We are proud of our #BeaconExcellence:online, it embodies our values and shows how The Beacon never stops driving forward and developing and changing to meet the needs of our boys, especially during these unprecedented times.

The Beacon’s reputation as a School where no boy is ever overlooked and each individual is inspired to fulfil his own academic, creative and physical potential within a caring, secure and stimulating environment has been well earned since our foundation in 1933.

For genuine reviews of The Beacon, see our Good School Guide and Muddy Stilettos reviews.

“The quality of teaching is exceptional, but we most love the Pre-Prep for its traditional values, with mottos (constantly reinforced) like ‘be safe, be thankful, be kind’, or what it means to be a good sport. It’s just a happy, buzzy place. Our son has even started asking if he can leave home earlier in the mornings so he can have more time at School!”

Reception Parent

“Parents looking to turn out modern, independent, outward-looking ‘all-rounder’ boys in a nurturing environment… it can cater to bigger personalities whilst still being small enough to nurture the less extrovert.”

Muddy Stilettos (June 2020)

“The Beacon has partly made me who I am.”

Middle School Boy

“Everybody has different gifts…everybody is good at different things. At The Beacon we want to help each of our boys discover their talents and aptitudes.”

Teacher

“It is more than a school and we have been privileged to be part of  The Beacon.”

Parent

“From the moment your son arrives at The Beacon, he will be encouraged, educated and enthralled by a dedicated team of staff who have one aim: to make every day at school a memorable one.”

The Good School Guide

“There can be few Prep Schools with opportunities as diverse as The Beacon’s…and facilities to match!”

Parent

“The Beacon do it all; from breakfast club at 07:30, bus services, a great range of after-school clubs to tea and care until 18:00. As working parents, this makes such a difference to our family life.”

Parent

“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.”

Muddy Stilletos (June 2020)

What's Happening At The Beacon

Posted 3 August 2020 Poet Inspires Year 5 Colourful Poetry

Poet Joshua Seigal's virtual workshop inspires Year 5 to write beautiful poems about colour, using metaphors and personification. In the Summer term, Joshua Seigal delivered a week of fantastic virtual poetry workshops for various year groups as part of #BeaconExcellence:Online.

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Posted 21 July 2020 Fantastic Fun at ‘School’s Out’ Activity Week

The first ‘School’s Out’ Activity Week for Reception and Year 1 was a blast! From crafting to baking to playing, the boys took part in...

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Posted 16 July 2020 #BeaconValues Summer Instagram Project

We are kicking off the Summer with a #BeaconValues Instagram Project for you all to get involved with throughout the holidays! On a daily basis,...

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Posted 7 July 2020 Powerful Poetry

In English Year 4 have been looking at poems around the topic of Diversity. This includes gender, race, class, disability, skin colour, age, height and...

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Posted 7 July 2020 The Two-Course Challenge!

After receiving photos of some wonderful pasta dishes from the Year 8 boys at the start of last week, Mrs Rowland stepped up yesterday’s challenge...

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Destination Schools

We are proud of our partnership with our 30 leading destination Schools; including local Grammar Schools, Independent Day and Boarding Schools.

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Talk & Tours

Throughout August, our Headmaster, Will Phelps, and our Registrar, Jane Baines, are 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.