Beech Hill Primary School
- Beech Hill Primary School
Tyne and Wear
- Head: Dame Nicola Nelson
- T 0191 267 8113
- F 0191 264 1240
- E [email protected]
- W www.beechhill.…ewcastle.sch.uk
- A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Pupils: 451
- Religion: Does not apply
- Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
- Early years provision Good 1
- Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
- Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
- 1 Full inspection 25th September 2008
- Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 25th January 2006
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the school says...
Beech Hill Primary School is an outstanding school, led by National School Leader Nicola Nelson-Taylor. We pride ourselves in being a significant place within the local community, in which pupils, parents, friends, businesses and agencies alike, can come together and build links with each other for the benefit of the children and families we serve. With these values in mind, our vision is to provide each child with the skills, self belief and drive they need to aim high in life.
I look forward to welcoming you and your child to our school.
Nicola Nelson-Taylor Executive Head Teacher
What we think about our school: Beech Hill Primary is an outstanding school, where we make more and more progress every year. Our lessons are always fun and we never fail to learn something interesting from them. Teachers at Beech Hill are highly skilled and help us with what ever we need to learn and make progress.
To make sure our voice is heard we have a 'School Council', 'House Captains', 'Pr...efects', as well as a 'Head Boy' and 'Head Girl'. All these people have an important role in ensuring we all feel safe, happy and included.
We have a large selecton of clubs that we can attend either at lunctime or after school. What is more, you can also come to our free breakfast club or after school care club called 'Kangeroo Club'. We have a wide range of outdoor facilities that everyone can use and enjoy such as the 'trim track', 'climbing frame', 'wildlife garden' and our school pets; 'the chickens'!
We look forward to welcoming you to our school.
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Special Education Needs
We have a range of programmes to support a number of children with varied SEN. Those with semantic/pragmatic disorder use the Language Gap programme to support abstract and concrete concepts and a Speaking & Listening Programme of work from SENTASS. For pupils with ADD, ADHD and emotional difficulties we have a classroom management policy, BIP room and human resources and operate special time in BIP room and a reward system Jolly Phonics, Progression in Phonics activities, Janie Tapster books, Animated Alphabet, ALS software programme, Breakthrough to Literacy folders, B-square extra literacy and numeracy programme, and extra human resources help to support differentiated work for those with moderate/severe learning difficulties. Those with profound or multiple learning difficulties have: SENTASS support, Animated Alphabet, Star Spell and many other software programmes including number and word shark. Some pupils have individual physical programmes from occupational therapists and speech programmes from the speech and language team in Newcastle. Visual and hearing impaired children are supported via SENTASS and 'B-square, Thinking Skills' programmes. Those with Dyspraxia use the 'write from start' programme, have visual perception support and an exercise programme from SENTASS to support motor-co-ordination as well as classroom environment support. For those with dyslexia the 'Phame' programme, additional human support, Beat Dyslexia books 1-4, environment awareness support, classroom management, Brain gym and access to water in every session are the key tools.
Interpreting catchment maps
The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.
Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.
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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.
The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.
Children get into the school from here:
sometimes, but not in this year