Beaconsfield School

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The Beaconsfield School
BeaconsfieldSchoolLogo.png
Address
Wattleton Road

, ,
HP9 1SJ

England
Coordinates51°36′10″N 0°38′26″W / 51.602879°N 0.640426°W / 51.602879; -0.640426Coordinates: 51°36′10″N 0°38′26″W / 51.602879°N 0.640426°W / 51.602879; -0.640426
Information
TypeAcademy
MottoDiscovering the Potential in All
Department for Education URN139367 Tables
OfstedReports
Chair of GovernorsMr Harrison
HeadteacherJonathan Fletcher
Staff103
GenderCo-educational
Age11 to 18
Enrolment870
Website

The Beaconsfield School is a co-educational secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England. The school has approximately 870 pupils.[1]

The most recent Ofsted inspection was on 12th February 2019 where a rating of 'Good' was made for all categories.[2]

In 2006 the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) awarded the school specialist school status as an Arts College specialising in both the performing arts and the visual arts.[3]

The Beaconsfield School is one of several Buckinghamshire schools which host mobile phone masts. Contracts between Buckinghamshire County Council and various mobile phone operators generate an income of £145,000 per annum, of which about £59,000 comes from contracts for masts that are installed in schools. [4] [5]

Academy status[edit]

The school began its academy consultation on December 12, 2011. It sent letters to parents on that date, detailing plans of discussion about converting to an academy. It held a presentation in the main hall on January 25, 2012 for parents and wider community stakeholders.[6]

The school formally converted to academy status on 1 March 2013.

Site[edit]

The school consists of one main block, a sports hall and various buildings that lead off the main building. The site also has a recently built terrapin which houses a local nursery.

The main building is three stories high, the second floor (A floor) has three freshly renovated Science labs, two dedicated Science room, one History classroom and two Modern Foreign Languages classrooms. It also has access to the Drama studio's balcony. The first floor (B floor) has one ICT suite, one focus area, one Geography classroom, five Maths classrooms, one Media suite fitted with 15+ brand new Mac computers, one Music suite also fitted with 15+ Mac computers, one Religious Studies classroom, one Media/English classroom and a large Drama studio fitted with electric lighting, a switchboard and a large music system. The ground floor (C floor) holds the reception, headteachers office, Lemonwedge (the Arts Learning Centre), four English classrooms, one ICT suite, one Music classroom, the specialist SEN focus area and a large locker room. On the far left staircase there are seven mezzanine classrooms and offices. This includes a History/Psychology classroom, a Psychology observation room, an ICT suite, a Business Studies classroom with 15+ computer workstations and an isolation room.

Leading from the C floor is the technology block (D block) which holds specialist rooms for Food Technology, Textiles, Graphic Products/Design, Wood Technology and Metal Works. The D block also includes a sixth form common room, the Learning Resource Center, the library, the music practice rooms, an English classroom, an Animation suite and two Art rooms.

The E block includes the staff room, several staff offices, the health officers medical room, two Geography classrooms, the main school hall, the Hub (canteen), a Health and Social Care classroom, a Drama classroom including a recording studio and an exam hall.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Schools Directory". Buckinghamshire County Council. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2006-09-07.
  2. ^ enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk, Ofsted Communications Team (2018-12-28). "Find an inspection report and registered childcare". reports.ofsted.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-03-23.
  3. ^ "Specialist Schools Home". DfES. July 2006. Archived from the original on 3 August 2006. Retrieved 2006-07-28.
  4. ^ "Questions and Answers for County Council Meeting" (PDF). Buckinghamshire County Council. 2004-01-22. Retrieved 2007-04-16.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Is there a mast near you?". News of the World. Archived from the original on 8 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-16.
  6. ^ "The Beaconsfield School - Academy Consultation". The Beaconsfield School. Retrieved 2012-05-17.
  7. ^ "About The Beaconsfield School". The Beaconsfield School. Retrieved 2012-10-06.

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