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  • Beaconsfield High School
    Wattleton Road
    HP9 1RR
  • Head: Mrs Rachel Smith
  • T 01494 673043
  • F 01494 670715
  • E enquiries@beacons…
  • W www.beaconsfie…
  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Buckinghamshire
  • Pupils: 2,000 ; sixth formers: 325
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • 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
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 3rd May 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Senior girls speak highly of support given during the university application period, with plenty of help on offer for all-important personal statement preparation, guest speakers to advise on all elements of process and parents saying they feel kept well in the loop. Girls report similarly ‘understanding’ support from the SENCo in relation to help with minor needs such as dyslexia. Super selection of extracurricular activities – parents are ‘really impressed’ – mostly free and often led by the girls themselves...

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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.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Design & Technology Food Technology at an English Grammar School (GCSE)

School associations

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2015, Mrs Rachel Smith, 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 vice principal of Kings College for the Arts and Technology in Surrey. Enjoys scuba diving.

Academic matters

School has confidently inched its way up the league tables, currently in top 30 of best performing state schools in the country and now quietly outperforming all local competitors – without the hothouse reputation, or bookish atmosphere, of some. Forty-five per cent of all A levels graded A*/A in 2016 (75 per cent A*-B). Top performing subjects are maths (‘extraordinary’ and ‘an extremely well run department'), English literature and the sciences (pupils’ favourite), with 60 students taking biology to A2 level in 2016 and...

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