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Junior School Open Morning | Fri 24 Nov

11 Nov 2017

Join us for Junior School Open Morning! We are delighted to be opening our doors to prospective families on Friday 24 November between 9.30-11.30am. Come along for a tour of…

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Headteacher’s Speech – 20th Birthday of Junior Building

10 Oct 2017

Good afternoon. It is a pleasure to welcome everyone to our Birthday party to celebrate the opening of our Junior Section building in 1997. I would like to…

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Headteacher’s Open Day Speech – The Beaconhurst Difference

09 Sep 2017

Good morning. Welcome. My name is Sandra Bannerman, I have the privilege of being the Headteacher of Beaconhurst. We have series of open events throughout the school year.…

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Headteacher’s Senior Section Welcome Speech 2017

09 Sep 2017

Welcome and thank you for coming to our Senior Section Welcome Back meeting. Welcome especially to new parents and pupils. As always, the start of the year sees…

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Open Day | Saturday 23 September 2017

08 Aug 2017

Join us for Open Day on Saturday 23 September 2017, 10am – 12.30pm. Tour our campus, meet our staff and pupils, and discover the Beaconhurst way.

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Headteacher’s Views: Exam Results 2017

08 Aug 2017

Congratulations to our pupils who have achieved excellent exam results yet again this year! There are many highlights: We are delighted for the S6 pupils who have achieved…

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Exam Results 2017

08 Aug 2017

2017 was another fantastic year for our Beaconhurst pupils with an outstanding set of exam results. All of the Beaconhurst staff are proud and delighted, congratulations to everyone.  I look…

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Headteacher’s Prize Giving Speech 2017

06 Jun 2017

Good morning everyone and welcome to the 2017 Beaconhurst Prize Giving. Thank you Bethany and Cameron for your reflections this morning. The content of your speech perfectly exemplifies the…

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Headteacher’s Views: It’s Never Too Late To learn

04 Apr 2017

The quality of the education system cannot exceed the quality of its teachers. I have a poster on my wall which states: “The quality of the education system…

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Open Afternoon – Monday 1 May 2017

04 Apr 2017

‘Discover Yourself’ at Beaconhurst, our next Open Afternoon will be on Monday 1 May 2017, 2.30pm – 4.30pm.  We will be opening our doors to allow you to…

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Reschedule of S5/6 Parents’ Evening

01 Jan 2017

Tonight’s S5/6 Parents’ Evening has been rescheduled to next week, Thursday 19 January at the same time of 5.00pm – 7.00pm.  This decision has been made due to…

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Open Afternoon – Thursday 9 February 2017

12 Dec 2016

Our next open afternoon is on Thursday 9th February 2017, 2.30 – 4.30pm.  Come along and experience an afternoon at Beaconhurst and see what we have to offer. …

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Exam Results 2016

08 Aug 2016

Congratulations to our Beaconhurst pupils on another set of fantastic exam results! We  are delighted to have achieved excellent results across all subjects. I look forward to celebrating…

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The Good Schools Guide Review

06 Jun 2016

“A small, happy school, encouraging and hard working, with strong international links and a real focus on supporting individual achievement and development. The importance of outdoor education adds…

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Our 40th Anniversary Open Day and Gala Dinner

06 Jun 2016

Our next Open Day is on Saturday 24th September 2016.  Please come and help us celebrate 40 years of Beaconhurst!  For more information or to register, please contact…

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Change to Lunch Menu for next two weeks

05 May 2016

Our annual BBQ lunches will take place from 1st – 3rd June.  Please therefore click on the following links for the Lunch Menus for the next two weeks:…

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Aquathlon 2016

05 May 2016

Another successful Beaconhurst Aquathlon was held at Stirling University on 2nd May 2016. There was some great racing from across several schools so a huge congratulations to all…

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Junior School Cross Country

03 Mar 2016

Junior School Cross Country will take place on Thursday 24th March 2016.  Please click on the Flyer for full details.

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Denim Day

03 Mar 2016

We are taking part in “Denim Day” on Friday 18th March.  Please see tutors for details.

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Spring Concert

03 Mar 2016

We are hosting a Spring Concert in the Cameron Hall on Tuesday 8th March from 7pm – 9pm.  This event is free of charge but we are hoping…

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Open Afternoon

03 Mar 2016

Following the success of our February Open Afternoon, we are hosting another similar event on Thursday 5th May 2016.  Please contact admissions@beaconhurst.com to register or for further details.

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Open Afternoon

03 Mar 2016

Following the success of our February Open Afternoon, we are hosting another similar event on Thursday 5th May. 

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New Stirling Makar Appointed

03 Mar 2016

Our very own Mr Clive Wright has been appointed the new Stirling Makar.  Click on the following link for the story: http://my.stirling.gov.uk/news/view/30476/date:02-2016

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Half-Term Holidays

02 Feb 2016

Junior and Senior School will finish at 1540 on Friday 12th February for half-term break.  School will recommence on Monday 22nd February at 0845.  However, Nursery will remain…

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Swimming Galas

02 Feb 2016

The Junior Swimming Gala will take place on Thursday 11th February from 1330 – 1500 at the University Pool and the Senior Swimming Gala will take place on…

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February Open Day

12 Dec 2015

We are holding our next Open Event on Thursday 4th February 2016 from 2.30pm – 4.30pm. For further information and to register, please telephone 01786 832146 or email…

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Boys Hockey this weekend

12 Dec 2015

Please note, due to weather warnings in Glasgow, Hermitage Academy have cancelled this weekend’s hockey fixtures.  There will therefore be no boys hockey this weekend.  Please check as…

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Closure Dates

12 Dec 2015

School finishes at 3.40pm on Thursday 17th December (apart from Nursery – see below) and will resume at 8.40am on Thursday 7th January 2016. For those Nursery parents…

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Christmas Carol Concert

12 Dec 2015

Please join us for our annual Christmas Carol Concert at St Columba’s Church, Stirling at 7.00pm on Wednesday 9th December.

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Christmas Fair

11 Nov 2015

Our PTA are hosting a Christmas Fair in the school Dining Hall on Saturday 28th November from 10am – 2pm.  There will be a range of stalls selling…

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The Beaconhurst Way

11 Nov 2015

The Beaconhurst Way Movie Launch Today sees the launch of our new movie ‘The Beaconhurst way’. Shot during the Summer of 2015, we strive to tell the story of…

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Christmas Carol Concert

11 Nov 2015

We are hosting a Christmas Carol Concert at St Columba’s Church, Stirling on Wednesday 9th December from 7pm – 9pm.  This concert is open to the whole of…

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School Communications

10 Oct 2015

Parents are reminded that details of forthcoming school activities are listed on the weekly parental communications which are emailed out.  The Nursery and Junior School bulletins are issued…

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Holiday Dates

10 Oct 2015

Half term commences at 1540 on Friday 15th October and will recommence at 0845 on Monday 2nd November.  Parents are reminded that there is no ASC, Clubs or…

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S1 Parents evening

10 Oct 2015

The S1 Parents’ Evening will take place on Tuesday 13th October between 5pm – 7pm in the Cameron Hall. Details of parents appointments will be sent home with…

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Change to this week’s Lunch Menu (07.09.15)

10 Oct 2015

Please see the additional link located in the information and forms tab of the  parents section of the website for an updated lunch menu for this week.  Apologies…

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High Scorers Concert

10 Oct 2015

On Thursday, 17th September, we are holding our annual High Scorers’ Concert in the Cameron Hall, from 7.00pm to 8.15pm.  This is to give those dedicated pupils, who…

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SQA Exam Results Update

08 Aug 2015

We are delighted to say congratulations to S4, 5 and 6 Beaconhurst pupils on this year’s excellent exam results. This has come about as a result of the…

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OPEN DAY SEPTEMBER 2015

08 Aug 2015

Our next Open Day event will take place on Saturday 12th September 2015 from 10am – 1pm.  Tours will be from 10.15 – 11.30am.  Come and discover for…

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Les Miserables

08 Aug 2015

Tickets are selling fast for the forthcoming production of Les Miserables.  Rehearsals are going really well and this should prove to be a show not to be missed. …

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SQA Exam Results Update

08 Aug 2015

We are delighted to say congratulations to S4, 5 and 6 Beaconhurst pupils on this year’s excellent exam results. This has come about as a result of the…

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Beaconhurst Exam Results

08 Aug 2015

Congratulations to Beaconhurst pupils on their excellent exam results!  Highers – 93% A-C, 70% A-B. This is a remarkable increase of 20% on last year’s results! National 5s…

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Aquathlon 4th May 2015 – Results

05 May 2015

Please click on our latest news page for the results from the recent Aquathlon, hosted by Beaconhurst, at Stirling University.  What a great day and a fantastic group…

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Paddington Bear VIP visit!

04 Apr 2015

Our Nursery and Junior School are being given the VIP treatment on Monday 27th April as we are lucky enough to have a very special visitor.  Mr Paul…

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Off to Oz!

04 Apr 2015

One of our current S5 pupils, two former pupils and one of our PE teachers are off to compete for Scotland in the Touch Rugby World Cup in…

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Welcome Back

04 Apr 2015

A warm welcome back to pupils and parents to what will be a busy and exciting Summer Term!

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ifs Student Investor Challenge – National Final

03 Mar 2015

Beaconhurst team ‘Goldistockandthe3shares’ have reached the National Final of the ifs Student Investor Challenge 2015 which will be held on Thursday 30th April at the ifs University College…

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People Who Help Us Day

03 Mar 2015

Click on the latest news tab for details of our People Who Help Us day and check out the photographs on our flickr page. (located below our Twitter…

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Young Musician Concert

03 Mar 2015

YOUNG MUSICIAN CONCERT – On Monday 9th March, the final of the Young Musician of the Year concert took place in the Cameron Hall.  We had a wide…

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OPEN DAY

03 Mar 2015

Our next Open Day event will take place on Saturday 2nd May 2015.  Please contact admissions@beaconhurst.com for further details.

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Non Uniform Day in aid of Comic Relief

03 Mar 2015

On Friday 13th March, pupils and staff are invited to take part in the non uniform day in aid of comic relief.  There were be numerous activites taking…

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ALL HOCKEY CANCELLED 31.01.2015

02 Feb 2015

Due to frozne pitches, all hockey matches have been cancelled this weekend.

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Minor Fire in Younger Building

02 Feb 2015

For general information:A minor fire broke out this evening in the Science Building. Fire crew were quickly on site and the incident was contained. Many thanks to all…

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IMPORTANT – ADVERSE WEATHER

01 Jan 2015

Due to the severe weather forecast for later today and tonight, we have taken the decision to invoke our Adverse Weather Policy.  The aim of this is to…

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ALL BOYS HOCKEY CANCELLED 17.01.15

01 Jan 2015

Due to frozen pitches, Balerno High have cancelled tomorrow’s games.

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HOCKEY PRACTICE CANCELLATION – THURSDAY 15th JANUARY

01 Jan 2015

HOCKEY – There will be no outside practice this afternoon. Those children who cannot be collected will be supervised in a classroom. Please collect from Prep.

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OPEN AFTERNOON

01 Jan 2015

We are holding an Open Afternoon on Thursday 29th January from 2pm – 4pm.  Tours are available.  Please call 01786 832146 for details.

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HOCKEY – CANCELLED – 10 January 2015

01 Jan 2015

Please note that ALL hockey fixtures scheduled for this weekend have been cancelled due to the adverse weather forecast. 

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Adverse Weather Conditions

01 Jan 2015

Due to the adverse weather conditions, a tree has fallen and is currently blocking Kenilworth Road between the Meadowpark Hotel and the Sherrifmuir Road.  This means that there…

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Scholarships 2015

12 Dec 2014

Scholarship week will be taking place from Monday 26th January to Friday 30th January 2015.  Applications for internal candidates will open on 9th January 2015 for entry into…

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SCHOOL TRANSPORT FOR THURSDAY 18th DECEMBER 2014

12 Dec 2014

As there are no after school clubs or prep today, the school minibuses will all leave at 4.00pm today.

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EMAIL INTERRUPTION

12 Dec 2014

Please note we are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our email system.  We may not receive your email.  If your query is urgent, please call the school office…

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Eco Week

12 Dec 2014

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PTA Christmas Fair

12 Dec 2014

Beaconhurst PTA are holding their Christmas Fair on Saturday 29th November.  This event is an ideal opportunity to find unique gifts for the festive season, and is always…

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Eco Week

11 Nov 2014

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Eco Week

11 Nov 2014

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Eco Week

11 Nov 2014

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December E-news Bulletin

11 Nov 2014

Click here to view the latest edition of our e-news.   Contains news and stories on academic achievement, sporting prowess, extra curricular activities and much, much more.

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February E-news Bulletin

11 Nov 2014

Click here to view the latest edition of our e-news.   Contains news and stories on academic achievement, sporting prowess, extra curricular activities and much, much more.

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Changes to Prep Arrangements

10 Oct 2014

Please see details of the change to Prep arrangements

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Final of the Poetry Recital Competition

09 Sep 2014

Beaconhurst School invites you to the Final of the Poetry Recital Competition on Thursday 2nd October at 7.00pm in the Cameron Hall.

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An Evening of German Drama, Poetry and Song

09 Sep 2014

We are hosting an evening of German Drama Poetry and Song on Thursday 25 September in the Cameron Hall.  Everyone is welcome and we would ask you to…

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An Evening of German Drama, Poetry and Song

09 Sep 2014

We are hosting an evening of German Poetry and Song on 25 September 2014 in the Cameron Hall.  Everyone is most welcome to attend and you are asked…

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An Evening of German Drama, Poetry and Song

09 Sep 2014

We are hosting an evening of German drama, poetry and song on 25 September 2014 in the Cameron Hall.  Everyone is most welcome to attend and you are…

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Battlefields Trip 2015

09 Sep 2014

Mrs Casey is organising our bi-annual Battlefields Trip which will depart on 27th March 2015.  All S2-S6 pupils should already have received an information letter but if you…

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TEST

08 Aug 2014

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You Are Invited to Our Next Open Morning on Saturday 3rd May 2014

08 Aug 2014

Beaconhurst will be hosting our next Open Morning on Saturday 3rd May 2014, 10.00am to 11.30am.   There will be opportunities to watch various Expressive Arts performances as…

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UNIFORM SHOP

08 Aug 2014

The Beaconhurst Uniform Shop is now fully up and running for the new academic year.  Come and visit to get all your school uniform items in one place.…

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Sweeney Todd is Coming!

08 Aug 2014

This year Beaconhurst School will be performing Sweeney Todd at the Macroberts Arts Centre. The rehearsals are going well and everyone is working hard. The supporting cast have…

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Sports Days

06 Jun 2014

Please click on the links below to see the programme of events for this years’ Junior School and Senior School Sports Days. Junior School – Tuesday 3rd JuneSenior…

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International Tennis Success

06 Jun 2014

Congratulations to Ali Colins and the British U14 Girls’ Tennis Squad who qualified for the finals of Tennis Europe Winter Cup in Turkey last weekend.  Ali will be…

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Young Enterprise Finals Success

04 Apr 2014

BEACONHURST YOUNG ENTERPRISE SUCCESS FORTH VALLEY YOUNG ENTERPRISE WINNERS ~ PANDORA’S BOX Most effective Sales Technique Best Trade Stand at Finals Best Company Report Best Company Overall – 2014…

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National Schools’ Challenge 2014

04 Apr 2014

The TARGETjobs National Schools’ Challenge 2014, in partnership with Siemens and organised by TARGETjobs Events, took place at the incredible Siemens’ Crystal Building in London’s Docklands on 3…

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Beaconhurst Cross Country Championships

04 Apr 2014

Programme of events for the Senior and Junior Cross Country Events Thursday 27th and Friday 28th March respectively.

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Obituary of Former Headmaster – Rev Clifford Hughes MA, Cert Ed

03 Mar 2014

Beaconhurst is extremely sad to announce the sudden death of former Headmaster Reverend Clifford Hughes at his home in Kinross on Christmas Day. Rev Hughes was Headmaster of…

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Debating Success

03 Mar 2014

Beaconhurst Debating Society continues to go from strength to strength.  Fraser Morrison, S6, and Charlotte Beckham, S5, won their MACE quarter finals debate, which took place in Trinity…

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Junior School Swimming Gala

02 Feb 2014

Thursday 6th February 1.30pm to 3.00pm, University of Stirling National Swimming Academy 1.30pm-1.45pm-          Junior 1 and Junior 2 Swim badges. 1.45pm- 3pm      25m Back Crawl.                              25m…

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Notice of Annual General Meeting

02 Feb 2014

Please click here for details of the upcoming Annual General Meeting. 

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Beaconhurst Easter Higher Revision Programme

02 Feb 2014

During the week of 7th to 11th April Beaconhurst School are hosting an Easter Revision Programme for pupils studying for the SQA Higher examinations this May.  Please click…

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Scholarship Week

02 Feb 2014

Beaconhurst Scholarship week is taking place from Monday 27th January to Friday 31st January 2014.  Applications are invited for entry into S3, S5 and S6 for the next…

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April E-News

02 Feb 2014

Please click here to view the latest edition of our E-news.

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FESTIVE GREETINGS

01 Jan 2014

Beaconhurst Staff and Governors wish all our parents and pupils a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Beaconhurst Christmas Lecture

12 Dec 2013

This year’s Christmas lecture ( part of the ongoing academic enrichment programme) was delivered to senior pupils, parents and governors by columnist and fund raiser Charlotte Bray last…

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The Stein Centre Official Opening

12 Dec 2013

Last Friday saw the official opening of the new S5/6 study centre “The Stein Centre”.  The centre was unveiled by Mr John Stein, OBE in his honour after…

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Beaconhurst Christmas Lecture

12 Dec 2013

Following on from last year’s successful lecture by Kenneth Ferguson of the Robertson Trust columnist Charlotte Bray will be giving our guest lecture this year. Charlotte writes a…

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Official Opening “The Stein Study Centre” Invitation

12 Dec 2013

Dear Parents, You are cordially invited to join Headmaster, fellow Governors, parents and pupils, on Friday 6th December, to the official opening of “The Stein Centre” here at…

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MACE Debating Competition

12 Dec 2013

Beaconhurst is hosting the first round of the English Speaking Union’s national MACE Senior Debating Competition.  The topic for discussion is – This House believes that British media…

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HOCKEY CANCELLATION

12 Dec 2013

All hockey for tomorrow 7th December has been cancelled due to frozen pitches.

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Soil Association Awards

12 Dec 2013

Beaconhurst is the first  independent school in Scotland (via Sodexo) to gain the Bronze Soil Association Award and only the second in the UK.  Beaconhurst  wish to congratulate…

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Parents’ Pages and Login

11 Nov 2013

The Parents’ section of the new website is still under construction however, in the meantime, copies of all parental communications ie Summer Sports Programme, Junior and Senior School…

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School E-mail Issues – Resolved

11 Nov 2013

We are happy to announce that AOL have now resolved the issue with the blocking of the school’s e-mail to parents. Normal service will now be resumed.  We…

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CANCELLATION – HOCKEY MATCHES

11 Nov 2013

Parents – Please note that all hockey matches have been cancelled for this weekend due to frozen pitches.

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Beaconhurst takes Aegon North of Britain Girls’ Tennis Championship Title

11 Nov 2013

Beaconhurst girls’ tennis squad travelled down to Sunderland on Thursday to compete in the Aegon North of Britain Regional Finals.  There were 4 teams vying for one place…

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Beaconhurst Remembers

11 Nov 2013

Beaconhurst held their Remeberance Day service at the school on Monday 11th November where all pupils from Nursery through to S6 and staff attended the event. Our guest…

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Beaconhurst Hosts Central FM Breakfast Roadshow

10 Oct 2013

Beaconhurst  was extremely excited to be one of the host venues for Central FM’s Radio Roadshows.  Joe Kilday with his co-host Collette and producer Liam arrived bright and…

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You’re Invited – Junior School Outdoor Festival

09 Sep 2013

Here is your invitation to our Junior School Outdoor Festival on Saturday 14th September.  Chance to come and see the school and join in with fun activities.   Prospective…

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Scottish Schools’ Tennis Champions

09 Sep 2013

Our under 13 tennis team (girls) won the Scottish finals of the British Schools Aegon Championships today (6 matches to 0 against George Watson’s College).  The team –…

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Independent Schools Exam Results

08 Aug 2013

The Scottish Council For Indpendent School has just released the following statement on Exam Results

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Information Evening with George Robinson – Interpersonal Relationships

08 Aug 2013

On the evenings of the 19th and 20th August we welcome back George Robinson.  You may remember he came to Beaconhurst in January and received great reviews from…

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Beaconhurst Achieves Green Flag Status

07 Jul 2013

It is with great delight that Beaconhurst announces that we have achieved the Green Flag Eco School status.  The Green flag was delivered in time for the final…

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Oklahoma

07 Jul 2013

Tuesday 25th June 2013 – Evening Show at 7.30pm Wednesday 26th June 2013 – Evening Show at 7.30pm at the Macrobert Arts Centre, University of Stirling Tickets available…

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Oklahoma – Parking at Stirling University

07 Jul 2013

If you are attending the final night of Oklahoma tonight, Wednesday 26th June, please be aware that it is the University of Stirling’s Graduation Day.  It is expected…

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Senior School Sports Day

06 Jun 2013

Please note that there is a change in timings for this week’s Senior School Sports Day Starts 0950Finish 1600 Venue remains at Stirling University – click here for…

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Junior School Sports Day

06 Jun 2013

Click on link below to see calendar of events for this year’s Junior School Sports Day taking place this Wednesday 5th June. Programme of Events

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Open House

06 Jun 2013

Saturday was an exciting day for all at Beaconhurst as we hosted our Open Morning amid clear, dry weather conditions. The varied programme of events on offer included…

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Beaconhurst’s Duathlon Success

05 May 2013

Beaconhurst hosted it’s first Duathlon competition on Friday 29th November with over 80 competitiors from Beaconhurst and other local schools and sports clubs taking part.  Click here to…

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Tri-Scholarship Success

05 May 2013

Beaconhurst Triathlon Scholar, Helen Mitchell, has been selected to train with the national team.  Click here to read the full article from the Families Magazine.

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Latest E-News July 2013

05 May 2013

Click on the link below to read the full version of our latest e-news. July 2013

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An evening of Music and Song

04 Apr 2013

Following the postponement of this event last term, on Thursday April 25th we are holding an ‘Evening of Music and Song’ in the Cameron Hall.  This will feature…

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The Forgotten Highlander talk by author Alistair Urquhart

04 Apr 2013

2.00pm in Cameron Hall – talk by Alistair Urquhart on his book The Forgotten Highlander.   Mr Urquhart will be giving his account of the three and a…

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Staff In-Service

03 Mar 2013

Positive Interpersonal Relationships with George Robinson

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Beaconhurst Nursery Awarded First Class Inspection Report

03 Mar 2013

Beaconhurst School’s talented team of nursery staff are celebrating after receiving a first class report from the Care Inspectorate. The School’s Junior Start (nursery) was awarded Excellents in…

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HMIe Inspection

03 Mar 2013

Following their inspection in November 2007 of the Nursery, Junior and Senior Schools at Beaconhurst a report produced by HMIe was published on 11th March 2008.  We are…

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03 Mar 2013

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03 Mar 2013

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Staff In- Service

03 Mar 2013

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Beaconhurst Nursery in Revealing Case study

02 Feb 2013

Beaconhurst Junior Start took part in a recent study by The University of Stirling.  To read the full article please click here.

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