Archived Updates

Coronavirus Update 22.04.20

You should receive a letter regarding current and future provision in light of the recent information from the Government on maintaining the Lockdown for a further 3 weeks.  Teachers will also  be sending out fortnightly newsletters with home learning activities for each Key Stage. You will be able to access them online in the Information for Families section by Friday.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Update 19. 04. 20

Beacon Hill is continuing to provide care for Key workers children and is open Monday Wednesday and Friday 9 – 3pm to support these families. We are also offering care for some of our most vulnerable families on Tuesday and Thursdays 10 – 2pm. We currently have this timetabled for the next 2 weeks and are reviewing it each week in accordance with Government advice to maintain the safety of our staff and pupils


Update 17.04.20
We have been open for 2 full days over the Easter holidays for Children of Key Workers and reduced hours for 2 days for Vulnerable students. We continue to reassess the situation on a daily basis

Update Monday 23rd March 2020

We are updating the “Info for families” section.

We will have symbols you can print off at home to use to create your own timetables and communication books. Please let us know if you need them printing and sending home. We will also have contact numbers for additional support should you require it. Please follow Government guidance and keep yourselves and our young people safe.


Update Friday 20th March

Due to the enforced school closures, we would like to support you in ensuring your children and young people still have access to an education if they are fit and well enough to do so.

The page linked below contains links to planning documents which contain ideas and suggestions for what you can do at home.

School Closures – Activities to support learning


Update Friday 20th March

We have experienced a significant drop in staff and pupil numbers due to self isolation. We cannot effectively prevent the potential spread of the virus by continuing to remain open safely to all students and staff. Therefore, we have prioritised specific students for support within school due to having key worker parents supporting on the front line or specific vulnerabilities. This list is non negotiable and places will not be opened up to other students if students drop out as staff are reducing daily. We are extremely sorry we cannot offer more spaces as we understand how difficult this will be for all of our families.

You will have received a letter this afternoon with regard to the prioritisation.

Beacon Hill Staff wish you good health during this extremely difficult time


Update Wednesday 18th March –

Stay at home guidance

Guidance on social distancing


Update Monday 16th March –

The press conference from our Prime Minister late yesterday afternoon has made the following points very clear:

–  Schools will remain open for now. 

– The government is now recommending ‘whole household’  isolation for 14 days should any member of the family have a high temperature or a new and persistent cough.


  • The DfE has launched a helpline (tel: 0800 046 8687) which “complements the advice being provided by Public Health England (PHE). The DfE has notified all educational settings that the helpline is now open to school staff, leaders and parents.

The government coronavirus action plan sets out what the UK has done to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19), and what we plan to do next.

Further updates and  information can be found here

Key information on COVID-19:


Governor Vacancy

We currently have a vacancy within our governing body for a parent governor. If you are interested in becoming a parent governor, or would like further information about the role, please contact, or call school on 0191 6433000 and ask to speak with Ta.

  • We’d like to know what you think…
    Every year we ask you to complete a questionnaire for us so that we can find out what you think about certain aspects of our school. We would like to change the way in which we seek your views this year. Parents and carers are encouraged to give their views of our school at any time of the school year as well as at the time of a school inspection by using the online questionnaire called ‘Parent View’. Read more >>
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