Beechwood School

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Beechwood School
Beechwood School Logo.png
Motto Inspiring Success
Established 1961
Type Comprehensive community school
Religion Secular
Headteacher Mrs K Higgins
Location Long Readings Lane
Slough
Berkshire
SL2 1QE
England
Local authority Slough
DfE URN 110076 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 800+
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–18
Website www.beechwood.slough.sch.uk

Beechwood School is a co-educational comprehensive community school[1] in Britwell, Slough, Berkshire, England, for students aged 11–18.

The school was established in 1982 when the former Haymill and Warren Field Secondary schools merged on the Warren Field site.[2]

Ofsted in their most recent (2008) report described the school as a "Good school with outstanding features"

From September 2007, Beechwood will be co-located with Arbour Vale Special School in new buildings on the current site, funded through the Private Finance Initiative.[3]

Beechwood School officially opens

Beechwood School celebrated its official opening in carnival style on Thursday, June 12.

Slough Borough Council’s director of education and children’s services, Clair Pyper officially opened the school with fireworks on stage, followed by pupils and a carnival dragon dancing in the aisles with their carnival parade.

During the ceremony head teacher, Julia Shepard, and the chair of governors, Paul Rowley, gave thanks and credit to the team responsible for building the new school - which opened in September 2007 - as well as to students and staff for their patience during the building works.

In September 2008 Beechwood Launched the new sixth form with approximately 50 students offering a variety of subjects including BTEC National Awards, Certificates and ‘A’ levels. Also Opened their new conference and research centre along with sixth form,

Heads of Year[edit]

  • Year 7 - Miss D Parashar
  • Year 8 - Mrs M Bowles
  • Year 9 - Mrs M Bowles
  • Year 10 - Mr P Davis
  • Year 11 - Mr P Davis
  • Year 12/13 (Sixth Form) - Mrs B Harris

Beechwood's Governing Body

Chairman of Governors - Keith Pitchford, Paul Rowley

Staff Governors - Julia Shepard, Catriona Downie, Paul Davis

Student Services Officers

Key Stage 3 - Mary Baker & Angeline Healy

Key Stage 4 - Sonia Connor

Key Stage 5 - Angela Bourne

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Beechwood School
  2. ^ The Berkshire Record Office
  3. ^ Slough Borough Council New schools for Slough Accessed 4 June 2007

Coordinates: 51°32′05″N 0°37′13″W / 51.5346°N 0.6204°W / 51.5346; -0.6204