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  • Beaconsfield High School
    Wattleton Road
    HP9 1RR
  • Head: Mrs Rachel Smith
  • T 01494 673043
  • F 01494 670715
  • E [email protected]…
  • W www.beaconsfie…
  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Buckinghamshire
  • Pupils: 1,220; sixth formers: 308
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: Check School website
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 11th December 2019
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

‘Becky High’ soars above the competition in the league tables, but somehow keeps hold of its relaxed, friendly vibe. Praise for support given during the university application period, especially the all-important personal statement preparation. Career speed-dating goes down well, as do guest speakers (including by high-flying parents) and the school is increasingly teaming up with businesses such as Hitachi so girls get valuable ...

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What the school says...

Entrance examinations consist of: 11 - 3 VR tests administered by local LEA. Tests approved by school governors may also be administered in exceptional circumstances.

Practice papers given.

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2015, Rachel Smith BA MA NPQH, previously deputy head at Langley Grammar. English degree from Sheffield and masters in educational leadership from Roehampton. Has also been head of English at Robert May's School in Hampshire and acting principal of Kings College for the Arts and Technology in Surrey.

We found her welcoming, gregarious and informal and while she’s overflowing with enthusiasm, she’s also sincere. And it is this dynamic yet candid approach to discussions about all things educational that gives her both a refreshing sense of authenticity and the ‘this-school-might-be-excellent-but-there’s-always-more-we-can-do’ mindset that she’s admired for. ‘I love her,’ more than one dreamy-eyed girl told us. ‘You can literally go and see her anytime about anything.’ ‘My background is in challenging schools and so I’m very aware of the power of...

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Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

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