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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 19 October 2020 Super Cell Creations

Our Year 6 boys have really surpassed themselves this term, creating visual representations of the often unseen natural wonder that is our cells. In their...

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Posted 19 October 2020 Chiltern Toybank Collection

We expect that boys have lots of toys at home that they no longer play with and that clutter up your homes. The good news...

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Posted 16 October 2020 Our Flourishing Kitchen Garden

Our Kitchen Garden at The Beacon really is going from strength to strength. After our bumper summer season, our Beacon boy gardeners, overseen by our...

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Posted 16 October 2020 Spooky Halloween Recipe

Our Cooking and Nutrition teacher, Mrs Rowland, wanted to share this spookily easy-to-make recipe for Halloween savoury treats! Mummified Stuffed Peppers   Ingredients 12 mini...

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Posted 16 October 2020 Making an Impression

A number of year groups at The Beacon have been studying Impressionism through their Creative and Performing Arts lessons this half term. Over the past...

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