AIMS & ETHOS
Naturally grounded for a wider world
Together, the whole team at Beeston provides a caring environment in which children find that their contributions are valued and encouraged, enabling them to naturally develop their abilities and potential to become ‘grounded’ young men and women, ready for the future.
We deliver a broad curriculum, with academic rigour led by inspired teaching, in an atmosphere where childhood is celebrated rather than obscured by a headlong rush towards adulthood.
‘The period in a child’s life before their teenage years is crucial to their development and our directed support during this formative phase helps build a strong work ethic, as well as the essential emotional and social capabilities to tackle everyday life at and beyond Beeston.’ Juliet de Falbe, Headmaster’s Wife
Kindness and compassion are central to every day at Beeston, with all of us acting as role models for others, promoting good manners, service and generosity of spirit, within a Christian context.
We are an outward-looking, open-hearted school, with a family feel, working harmoniously with parents to help children feel loved, to be safe, active and achieving. The period in a child’s life before their teenage years is crucial to their development, and our directed support during this formative phase helps build a strong work ethic as well as the essential emotional and social capabilities to tackle everyday life at their future schools.
An outdoorsy school, we delight in the natural environment, making full use of our countryside location, as well as understanding our responsibilities to it.
We believe that boarding provides tremendous benefits to families that are willing to commit themselves to it. The breadth of opportunities, with the time and space to enjoy them is a great advantage, with staff on hand to provide supervision and encouragement, and friends to add that extra dimension of fun.
Day children also benefit from being a part of this community and are able to participate fully in school life, with scope for a gradual build up to boarding if they wish.
We all take enormous pride in our central aim to prepare the children of Beeston for their senior schools, encouraging them to treasure and value their experiences, so that they are ready to meet the challenges of a fast-changing world with creativity, energy and enjoyment of every single day at school.
HOW WE ADD VALUE
Adding value means children exceeding their own expectations, which we accomplish by steadily building confidence, through which emerges achievement. We are both realists and optimists, attuned to helping children develop their self-worth and sense of ‘can-do’, as well as helping them set their own high bars.
At Beeston children of all abilities are welcome and learn to find their strengths as well as address their weaknesses.
Being a boarding member of our school community means long days and a wide programme of activities, but downtime too, so children have early lessons in managing their own time within a clear structure. Opportunities for varied activities, leadership or good old-fashioned practice mean that children leave with well-developed independence and self-reliance, along with the essence of what makes a great team player.
This ethos runs from the top down: all of our staff know the children very well, nurturing them as individuals as well as in groups, with younger children taking their cue from the older children and older children delighting in being the role models they are.
Children leave Beeston for the wider world as all-rounders, willing and able to get involved in every type of activity. These crucial formative years are a terrific springboard for senior schools, and, not surprisingly, Beestonians are much in demand amongst senior schools as they leave with honed talents and a broad range of skills, underpinned by an unmistakeable sense of decency and famed good manners.