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From learning groups named after famous scientists and astronomers to the beautifully designed TED centre opened in 2017 (all glass, steel and daylight) equipped with a laser cutter, 3D printers, a vacuum former and other kit more usually found in secondary schools, the enthusiasm for science and technology is palpable. Connections with the local motor industry are fully utilised - a Formula One fan on the staff and parent in the trade jointly run the Goblin Car Club, for example, in which year 5s and 6s design, build, wire, market and race an electric car. How could any child resist? The five-year plan now is to…

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What the school says...

For over a century Beachborough has provided a dynamic environment in which children can develop a real love of learning. The schools idyllic 30 acre grounds give children space and freedom to grow into confident individuals, who are prepared for senior school and life beyond.

Academic excellence is rewarded at Beachborough and our inclusive approach ensures children of all abilities are inspired and challenged. The childrens horizons are further broadened by an extensive range of musical, artistic, dramatic and sporting activities.

With our traditional moral values, excellent pastoral care and outstanding academic and sporting achievements, Beachborough enables all children to flourish.
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2018, Christian Pritchard (40s). Previously head of Ranby House Prep School, and before that at international schools in Amsterdam and Taipei. The son of two head teachers himself, and hailing from Northumberland, he consented to following in their footsteps, he jokes, when he realised his dreams of becoming the new Neil Armstrong were unlikely to be realised. His interest in science and technology has nevertheless served him well (his degree was in Technology and IT), being a great fit with Beachborough’s highly evolved interest in technology and its use, particularly in the motor industry – a significant employer in these parts. ‘We’re building real life business connections for the children, and through things like innovations days – to which we also invite local primary schools – we’ve been able to show local...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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