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Girls Football Festival 

16 Feb 18

On Thursday 15 th January the Year 7 and 8 girls’ football team competed in the University of Birmingham Football Festival.


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Cadets take to the skies! 

16 Feb 18

After a disappointing first attempt in January and a tenuous wait on the 13 th of February, Barr Beacon School Cadets finally took to the skies.


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Welcome to the Mayor & Mayoress 

9 Feb 18

Barr Beacon School has been invited to challenge the Mayor and Mayoress of Walsall.


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Battlefields Trip 

8 Feb 18

Friday 2 nd February to Monday 5 th February saw M.


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STEM Day 

1 Feb 18

Year 9 pupils spent a day working in teams to enhance their understanding of, and aptitude for, problem solving, creativity, design and engineering.


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LGBT History Month 2018 

29 Jan 18

For LGBT History Month this year we are celebrating 15 years since Section 28 was repealed.


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Holocaust Memorial Day – Talk 

26 Jan 18

‘To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on Saturday 27th January 2018 our A Level History students joined a webinar to hear the inspirational story of Janine Webber BEM, a Holocaust survivor, as she retold her experience.


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British Basketball League – Go Wolves! 

25 Jan 18

On Friday 19 th January, ten Barr Beacon pupils were taken to Worcester University Arena to watch a highly competitive British Basketball League fixture between two of the league’s best teams (Worcester Wolves Manchester Giants).


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School Performance Tables 

25 Jan 18

How does Barr Beacon compare with other schools? We have a Progress 8 score of +0.33, which means our pupils achieved, on average, a third of a grade more than the half a million Year 11s who sat their exams in other schools across the country.


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Hardwick Hall – GCSE History Trip 

24 Jan 18

11A1, 11A2 and 11C1 are attending on the Wednesday.


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We are GOLD for careers! 

22 Jan 18

Barr Beacon School has retained its Gold Quality Award from education and career service provider Prospects, which is awarded to organisations that offer exceptional support in providing Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) An …


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Prevent Workshops 

17 Jan 18

Prevent workshops were held for the whole of Year 9 in December and focused on raising awareness of radicalisation and extremism.


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Peter Panto 

21 Dec 17

This years pantomime was a huge success with a variety of staff helping to portray a fantastic version of the famous Peter Pan.


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The Christmas Bake Off 

21 Dec 17

The Sixth Form ended the year with a festive Christmas Bake Off.


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Christmas Assembly 2017 

21 Dec 17

Pupils were treated to a fun filled afternoon yesterday for our annual Christmas assemblies.


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Sicily Exchange 2017 

13 Dec 17

The first part of this year’s Sicily Exchange showed yet again how wonderful Barr Beacon pupils are.


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Celebrating Women in Mathematics 

4 Dec 17

On Tuesday 28th November, 15 Year 10 girls went to Wolverhampton University to take part in a fantastic event: Celebrating Women in Mathematics.


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Cadets – Cosford Air Museum 

30 Nov 17

This week saw the Cadets go on their first field day.


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Read along with your child: English literature GCSE 

28 Nov 17

Read along with your child: English literature GCSE We have had several requests from parents and carers to publish the list of set texts for English literature GCSE.


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Children In Need 2017 

24 Nov 17

Our non-uniform day, swapping shirts and ties for superhero outfits and spots, raised this much from each House: Wrekin: £380.81 Bredon: £354.18 Clent: £381.96 Malvern: £374.31 Children in need total from today : £1862.92…


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German Exchange 2017 

24 Nov 17

Tuesday 21st November We were thrilled to welcome our exchange partners to Barr Beacon school on the evening of Tuesday 21st November.


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‘Walsall Street Teams’ – Prevent 

23 Nov 17

Feedback from a Year 8 focus group Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th November 2017 The workshops were held for the whole of Year 8 and focused on raising awareness of radicalisation and extremism.


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Christmas Jumper Day 

22 Nov 17

On the last 2 days of term (20 th and 21 st December) pupils are invited to leave their blazers and home and come to school wearing Christmas jumpers/cardigans instead.


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Maths Online Resources 

21 Nov 17

There are too many online maths resources to count (excuse the pun).


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Glow Sports 

17 Nov 17

On Wednesday our 6th Form and Year 11 pupils were fortunate enough to experience glow in the dark dodge ball and glow in the dark basketball as part of their sport enrichment and after school curriculum.