Beaconhurst A GSG School
52 Kenilworth Road
Bridge of Allan
- Head: Mrs Bannerman
- T 01786 832146
- F 01786 833415
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.beaconhurst.com
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Stirling
- Pupils: 376
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £8,847 - £12,042 pa
- Open days: October, February and June
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Parents praise the staff for being ‘so generous with their time’. One parent said, ‘They are vocational teachers to a man [sic]. They understand their job is to make sure children learn and don’t just stand up and spout.’ Pupils...
What the school says...
There has been a school on the current site at Bridge of Allan since 1919, when the Beacon School for Girls was established. In the same year, Hurst Grange, a boys' school in Stirling, opened and the two schools merged to form Beaconhurst Grange in 1976. This ran as a boarding prep school until the decision was taken in the early 90s to develop an all-through day school providing high quality education to pupils from three to eighteen years of age.
With this came the vision to redevelop the school site to accommodate a Junior Start, Junior School and Senior School. Our compact campus now provides all the facilities expected in a modern, dynamic school community.
Beaconhurst has forged an identity of delivering a personal, flexible educational experience by offering an integrated curriculum from three to eighteen, in which focus on the individual is paramount.
Learning should be fun, challenging and above all engaging features that Beaconhurst pupils embrace every day. A school should be a community in which everyone is listened to, provided for and nurtured to achieve their potential reasons why parents choose Beaconhurst for their children. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysParents praise the staff for being ‘so generous with their time’. One parent said, ‘They are vocational teachers to a man [sic]. They understand their job is to make sure children learn and don’t just stand up and spout.’ Pupils are equally aware of the extra mile given to them and acknowledge it motivates them to achieve. Effort and enthusiasm is rewarded and although there is a culture of high expectations, as much value is placed on being a brilliant mountain biker as excelling in maths.
Since October 2015, Sandra Bannerman (50s), previously deputy head. A product herself of Scottish education, she has a degree in English from Glasgow University and a postgrad from Edinburgh. Taught English for many years in the British School in Brussels; she continues to teach Advanced Highers. Her two daughters are...