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General Data Protection Regulations 

18 May 18

As you are no doubt aware, General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into force on Friday 25 th May.


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Precious Lives – PC Rob Pedley’s inspirational message 

18 May 18

PC Rob Pedley knows how just one choice can make a huge difference to your life.


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Colour Run 2018 

10 May 18

Sixth Form find a colourful way to raise money for charity Sixth Formers came up with a novel way to raise money for their three chosen charities: a sponsored run.


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Senior Team 2018 

2 May 18

We are delighted to announce our new Senior Team.


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Coventry Cathedral Year 7 Trip 

1 May 18

Year 7 are invited to attend an educational visit to Coventry Cathedral next half term.


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Matrix Performing Arts Show 2018 

1 May 18

This year the prestigious Matrix Academy Trust performing arts show was held at Bloxwich Academy.


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Competing for his country at Karate 

27 Apr 18

One of our pupils has been selected to compete for England at karate! Jack in Year 10 fought off 4 opponents in the Walsall competition and in August will represent his country in the 2018 Wadokai All Nations Championship.


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Women Who Change The World 

27 Apr 18

On Tuesday 24th April, 60 girls in Year 7 and 8 enjoyed workshops exploring women who change the world.


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Sicily Exchange – 19-23rd March 

24 Apr 18

The Sicilian exchange has completed: Another successful project between the 2 schools with both sets of pupils and staff delighted at the success.


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Combined Cadet Force – 2018/19 Applications 

20 Apr 18

Combined Cadet Force – Parental Evening Presentation – HERE ‘I want to become a cadet, so how do I apply?’ 1.


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Careers and Apprenticeship Week Winners 

18 Apr 18

Sixth Formers were challenged to produce a long-form essay on an aspect of gender inequality in the workplace.


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Year 11 Return to Oxford University 

18 Apr 18

On the 23rd March, three of our Year 11s returned to Oxford University.


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BBC: Smart Revision Advice 

17 Apr 18

This year, we have devoted a regular Year 11 assembly slot so pupils actively practise the right revision techniques – the things which are proven to work.


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How long should I devote to revising over Easter? 

28 Mar 18

How much time do top-performing students devote to revising for their GCSEs and A levels over the Easter break? Although it’s important to unwind (and we have done lots of assemblies on how to achieve a balance and deal with exam pressure), the …


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You must remember…. 

15 Mar 18

Pupils doing GCSEs need to remember a lot of information.


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Braving the ‘Beast from the East’ 

9 Mar 18

As part of our A Level Geography course, we were provided with the opportunity to learn more about our coasts during a 4 day visit to Osmington Bay, Dorset.


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Careers and Apprenticeship Weeks 2018 

9 Mar 18

Tackling gender stereotyping in the world of work “It is Who You Meet” On Wednesday 7 th March a selection of pupils from years 7/8 attended a ‘speed dating’ type of careers event.


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Host an International Student 

9 Mar 18

Host an international student for 2 weeks and earn £280 To find out more information regarding hosting an international student for 2 weeks in the summer term and getting paid to do so, please come and join our talk at the school on 13 th March 2018…


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Revising maths at home: Online resources 

7 Mar 18

Our maths department have collated this handy list of resources your child can use to revise maths.


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Mimi Thebo – Author Visit 

6 Mar 18

For this year’s World Book Day , we welcomed author Mimi Thebo into school for the day to work with a number of pupils in years 7-10.


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Year 8 Visit Oxford University 

6 Mar 18

On Monday 5 th March, a group of Year 8 pupils visited The University of Oxford.


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Exam Countdown 

5 Mar 18

The Countdown is on.


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The Mayor and Mayoress go back to school 

27 Feb 18

On Tuesday 27th February, Barr Beacon School was excited to welcome its two newest pupils: the Mayor and Mayoress of Walsall.


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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.