Year 10 Geography Trip Notice

Due to the recent heavy rain and poor ground conditions at Sutton Park the Year 10 Geography Field Trip due to take place on Tuesday 27th February 2024 is now postponed. A new date for this event will be communicated soon. 


Athletics Success

On Thursday 8th June, Birchfield Harriers invited Barr Beacon to participate in the West Midlands Inter-school athletics competition, held at The Alexander Stadium. John Billingham and I took 19 pupils to represent Beacon in the following events: 75m, 100, 150m, 200m, 800m, shot put and long jump. For many of the pupils, it was their first time to The Alexander Stadium, and they were amazed by the sight and buzz of the stadium. 

First up, was the warmup. This was led by a Birchfield Harriers Level 4 Athletics Coach, which involved a run around the 400m blue synthetic surface track, then bounding and stretching activities. Then the following events took place and our pupil’s positions and times were: 

The day was a HUGE success with Barr Beacon pupils coming:

1st in 7 events, 

2nd in 10 events, 

3rd in 7 events and 

4th in 1 event. 

Barr Beacon narrowly came second overall with pupils making top 5, 25 times.

Pupils  represented Barr Beacon impeccably, with their physical performance and social behaviour around the stadium.

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Year 9 Virtual Progress Evening

Y9 Virtual Progress Evening has been postponed this evening until Thursday 23rd March 2023.  Details will be sent to parents in due course.

Detentions and Extra Curricular have also been cancelled for this evening. 


English Schools Swimming Competition

On Friday 30th September Barr Beacon travelled to Bromsgrove High School to compete in the English Schools Swimming competition.

At this event Barr Beacon would be up against eight private schools meaning that the standard of this competition was high.

Barr Beacon submitted 3 teams for the event, a Year 8 girls team, Year 10 boys team and a Year 10 girls team.

The Year 8 girls team came 4th in their events with a particular good leg from Hollie.

The Year 10 girls team which had Year 9 girls participating in it came 6th in their events. Ella who started the individual medley race finished her leg in 1st place.

The Year 10 boys team came 3rd overall. Henry in Year 8 stepped up to swim two years above himself and had put the team in a good position achieving 2nd place at the end of his leg.

Overall, this was an extremely good event for the Barr Beacon swim team, with a high level of competition present. All swimmers swam excellently and represented the school in a very positive manner.

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Prospectus 2023/24

‘Our vision is simple: every child deserves an exceptional education. We make this happen by doing the things which really make a difference. Working smartly means we have staff who want to work here. It ensures we have the capacity to care for every pupil, providing them with the best possible education – without exception.’

You can read our latest school prospectus for September 2023 intake on the below link.

Open Evening and Mornings information can be found HERE. If you have any questions regarding joining us at Barr Beacon School please email and follow us on our social media platforms.


Summer School 2022

Year 6 pupils who are starting at Barr Beacon School this September attended a three-day Academic Summer School at Barr Beacon. This summer school consisted of a blend of academic, creative and sporting sessions. The aim of the Summer School is to provide our new Year 7s with the opportunity to further familiarise themselves with our school and its staff, receive pre-tutoring on topics that they will be studying during the Autumn term, and enable them to engage with children from other primary schools who will be starting Barr Beacon School in September. All 110 pupils were model pupils during these three days, and we were really proud of the way they threw themselves into activities. 
Our staff had a wonderful time engaging with our new pupils and the pupils themselves were effusive in their praise for the Summer School. 

 Leah said “ I made lots of new friends and got to know some of my teachers also”. This was a sentiment repeated by other pupils too and we are pleased that so many new friendships are blossoming amongst our new pupils. When asked how we could make Summer School even better next year Oliver said “ I would not improve Summer School. It was fantastic. I really enjoyed it!” Another pupil simply said, “make it longer”. 

Arvind typified what we have heard from many other pupils when he said “ I enjoyed Summer School at Barr Beacon and can’t wait to join now.” 

We were delighted to receive contact from some of our parents too:

“Thank you so much for pulling this together as I can see how much work has gone into it. Harry said yesterday when I picked him up – “mum, I really can’t wait to start big school now I loved it!”  

“My daughter – Priya, attended the 3-day Summer School and absolutely loved it. Thank you so much for allowing this opportunity. She’s very excited to start in September, which is fabulous news!” 

“My Daughter has really enjoyed Summer camp! “ 

A big thank you goes out to our wonderful staff for making Summer School a wonderful experience for our Year 6 pupils. We can’t wait to get everyone back together again in September when the new term starts.  


We are Social

We’ve extended our line of communication to include even more social platforms so you can be the first to see important updates and get an insight into all the fun and exciting things happening in school.  

Please take a few minutes to follow us on our social media platforms using the below links:  

Facebook – @barrbeaconschool

Instagram –

Twitter – @barrbeaconsch

The fastest way to ask a direct question is to email our post box email address ( as these are forwarded to the correct member of staff for your enquiry. 


Sports Day 2022

Week Commencing the 4th July 2022 – Commonwealth Games – After School Competitions

We are expanding our Sports Day offer this year to include sports other than athletics In line with the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Please see the competitions below:

Date Event
Tuesday 5th JulyY7 & Y8 Benchball
Wednesday 6th July Y9 & Y10 Water Polo
Thursday 7th July Y7 & Y10 5-a-side football
Friday 8th July Y8 & Y9 5-a-side football
Monday 11th July Y7-10 Badminton
Tuesday 12th July Y7 & Y8 Water Polo
Tuesday 12th JulyY9 & Y10 Benchball
  • Pupils DO NOT need to sign up for these events. They can just turn up. 
  • Pupils should go to the sports hall after school with their PE kit (no kit, no entry).
  • All events take place between 3.10 and 4.30pm
  • Every participant will earn 10 house points.
  • Performance points will also be awarded based upon results (1st place = 250 points, 2nd place = 200 points, 3rdplace = 150 points, 4th place = 100 points).

Sports Day Deadline to sign up for events is Friday 8th July at 9.10am 

The points from the Commonwealth Games will be rolled over into Sports Day’s athletics events. Pupils have to sign up with their Form Tutor by Friday 8th July 2022.  

  • Every participant will earn 10 house points.
  • Performance points will also be awarded based on results (1st place = 50 points, 2nd place = 40 points, 3rd place = 30 points, 4th place = 20, 5th place 10 points).

Tuesday 12th July 2022 – Sports Day Heats (100m, 200m, 400m) – Periods 1-3

Because of the large numbers we are expecting to sign up we are having ‘Heats’ for the 100m, 200m and 400m. 

  • All pupils signed up for ‘Heats’ should bring their PE kit on Tuesday 12th July.
  • They will go to the sports hall at the times below:
    • Y7 – 9:10 start of Period 1
    • 8X – 9:10 for their PE lesson Period 1
    • 8Y – 10:30 for their PE lesson Period 2 
    • 8Z – 11:30 start of Period 3
    • Y9 – 11:30 start of Period 3
    • Y10 – 10:30 start of Period 2 
  • Pupils that finish 1st or 2nd in a Heat will qualify for Sports Day Finals

Wednesday 13th July – Sports Day Finals – All Day 

The Sports Day Finals programme can be found below:

Most of the Sports Day finals will happen during P1-3. 

– Non-competing pupils to wear school uniform and attend lessons as normal

– Competing pupils to wear their PE kit to school (with tracksuit bottom and jacket over the top if they would like)

– Competing pupils to meet at the field at 9.00am (as soon as they have registered)

There are changes to Period 3 and Period 4 times and lunch sittings to accommodate the whole school spectating the 100m and relays in the afternoon.

The whole school will spectate 100m finals, relay races, some fun races and the presentation ceremony from 1.30 – 3.00pm.


InComm Training – STEM Activity Day

A group of Year 10 pupils visited InComm Training to experience a day in the life of an apprentice. They started with a tour of the facilities and learnt all about the apprenticeship pathway into engineering careers. They then split into competing teams, taking part in a practical workshop. Pupils designed, built and tested their own mechanical devices, examining the use of fluid power to lift and move objects. The project not only allowed pupils to experience what it might be like to work as a future engineer, but it also gave them the opportunity to develop key employability skills of teamwork, communication and problem solving. The winning teams’ mechanical arm is pictured.  

Contact Info

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Old Hall Lane
Aldridge, Walsall
West Midlands

T: 0121 366 6600

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Friday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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