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Welcome from the Headmaster

I am passionate about independent education and a firm believer that exceptional schools produce exceptional people. The Beacon never stops driving forward, developing and changing our teaching and resources to meet the needs of our boys today and to prepare them for their future. We will inspire your son to do the same for himself, to cultivate initiative, raise his sights and his expectations and to remain continuously curious about the world.

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.”


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


“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!”


“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.”


“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 12 December 2020 Smile!

It may be chilly today, but we are feeling sunny inside watching this recent recording of our wonderful Mr Winter performing ‘Smile’ with our Year...

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Posted 11 December 2020 Christmas Jumper Day and Lunches

This week, we had our annual ‘Christmas Jumper Day’, and the boys and staff also enjoyed their festive Christmas lunches. It was wonderful to see so...

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Posted 10 December 2020 Charity Fun Runs

This week, boys from Year 4 and upwards took part in a fancy dress Christmas Charity Run to raise money for Alzheimers Dementia Support (ADS),...

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Posted 10 December 2020 Santa Comes To The Beacon!

The magic of Christmas was sprinkled all over The Beacon this week when none other than Santa himself arrived in our Quad on his sleigh!...

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Posted 8 December 2020 Christingle Creations

Years 3 and 4 had an illuminating time this week learning how to make Christingles as part of our 12 days of Beacon Christmas. The...

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