Beechwood Sacred Heart School

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Beechwood Sacred Heart School
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Established 1915
Type Independent day and boarding
Religion Roman Catholic
Headmaster Mr Aaron Lennon
Location Pembury Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN2 3QD
England
Coordinates: 51°08′09″N 0°17′13″E / 51.13593°N 0.28689°E / 51.13593; 0.28689
Local authority Kent
DfE URN 118949 Tables
Students 400
Gender Coeducational
Ages 3–18
Houses Assisi, Avila, Kildare, Lima
Website www.beechwood.org.uk

Beechwood Sacred Heart School is a co-educational independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3 – 18, which comprises a Nursery, Preparatory School and Senior School, with boarding for boys and girls aged 11 – 18. Founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1915, Beechwood retains its Catholic traditions but today welcomes pupils of all faiths. Beechwood is situated on a magnificent 25 acre campus in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. The origins of Beechwood House date back to 1855, located on Calverley Mile Road (now Pembury Road) amid a number of other Italian style Victorian villas of the time. The School celebrated its centenary in 2015 marked by alumni events and the collation of artifacts for a time capsule to be opened in 2065. Admission to the Senior School is via assessment in mathematics, English, non-verbal reasoning, and creative writing. Key points of admission are at 11+, 13+ and 16+. The School offers an enviable range of GCSE (23) and A-Level courses (25) demonstrating the wide-ranging interests of the pupils. Open Days are held in October and March. Boarding is a very popular feature of the school with significant investment in facilities in recent years. The School predominantly serves the local area in West Kent and East Sussex, but also welcomes boarders from many different nations.

Beechwood's current Headmaster is Mr Aaron Lennon who joined Beechwood in January 2013. Previously he was Deputy Headmaster of The Skinners' School in Tunbridge Wells

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