Following today’s announcement from the LTA and Tennis Scotland, I am very excited that Beaconhurst has secured the hosting of the National Tennis Academy, further strengthening our long-term partnership with Stirling University and raising the profile of Beaconhurst even further.
I am also proud that we have achieved this success as the culmination of such a highly competitive, UK process. This again confirms that the significant strengths of Beaconhurst continue to attract the attention of leading national organisations.
The model of education at Beaconhurst has been a significant factor in securing this development. Our strongly held belief is that the success of all pupils is achieved by a combination of learning in the classroom and wide participation in a range of other clubs, activities and experiences. So this new initiative fits very well with our existing culture.
We work hard to ensure that all pupils are supported to pursue their talents and passions, whatever they are, by combining learning and teaching with sport but also expressive arts, outdoor learning and a wide range of other opportunities. The support structures, academic enrichment and support sessions and the commitment and expertise of teaching staff at Beaconhurst contribute to make sure that all pupils can achieve their potential.
The new National Tennis Academy will enhance Beaconhurst tennis by welcoming elite players, and in turn inspiring our other players.
Very importantly, it will also have the much wider effect of raising the profile of Beaconhurst which benefits all pupils.
This exciting development further confirms the place of Beaconhurst in Scottish education.