Mr James Skea

James Skea joined The Beacon in 2000 as Director of Sport, after which he was promoted to Head of Upper School, Deputy Head (Pastoral) and now Senior Master (Pastoral). James started his teaching career as a PE Teacher in Cheltenham and went on to teach in Kenya for a number of years, before returning to the UK to teach at the end of the last Millennium. His devotion to The Beacon, its staff and, most importantly, our boys is a wonderful asset to the School.

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.