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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..

‘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.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

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

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Since 2015, Mrs 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...

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