We take huge pride in the caring, family feel of our school which means that children never get ‘lost’ in the crowd. Children get to know each other well, naturally gathering in mixed age groups regularly: during activities and in the evening, as well as at assembly and mealtimes. Our size and safe campus means our pupils have a freedom rarely found these days. Bravery, energy and empathy lie at the heart of everything we do. Our Yale University
RULER* programme lies at the heart of outstanding pastoral care.
A typical Beeston pupil is a well-rounded, happy and confident child. They are much in demand amongst the many senior schools they go on to, recognised, as they are, for being well-prepared academically and for their positive attitude, good manners and outgoing natures.
(*for Emotional Intelligence: Recognising, Understanding, Labelling, Expressing and Regulating emotions – https://www.ycei.org/)
A 100% success rate to first-choice Senior Schools, 65% of which are awarded scholarships
The curriculum at Beeston is designed to enable every pupil to reach his or her potential. We are non-selective and aim to build the children’s confidence through developing a ‘have a go’ attitude. With this comes the achievement, and a remarkable track record for scholarships of which we are particularly proud: that’s 72 academic, sport, music and art scholarships won, to 24 different senior schools, in the last 6 years. Beeston is the independent prep school in Norfolk with a national reach.
Outstanding sports, music, art, drama and a myriad of extra-curricular activities and clubs
As part of our ‘have a go’ attitude at Beeston, ‘sport for all’ is our philosophy. We often put out up to 16 teams to ensure that every child gets to play. For a small school, we have an unusually large pool of sporting talent: 9 IAPS national hockey finals in the last 6 years, and we have won medals in national prep schools’ sailing and skiing competitions. Creative arts and music are an integral part of the Beeston experience and we encourage all children to perform in formal and informal concerts, as well as whole school drama productions.
There are over 40 co-curricular hobbies and clubs per week for pupils – most of which are included in our termly fees. From rock group to yoga, roller-skating to gardening, shooting to coding or surfing to film club, there is always something for everyone. Beeston’s all-round education programme inspires every child to achieve his/her best. We do this in the gentlest of ways and ensure that all abilities are catered for and that every child’s contribution is valued.
A beautiful location on the North Norfolk coast
Our stunning coastal location enables us to deliver a unique and broad curriculum of indoor and outdoor learning, bringing out the best in our pupils, both academically and personally. The woods within our 35-acre campus allow the children the freedom to explore and play in a safe environment. Trips for the beaches of West Runton are frequent, for ‘slow’ activities like rock-pooling, and fast ones – like cross country runs!
As an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the north Norfolk coast is of international importance and is elemental in helping our children learn about our responsibilities towards the environment, and a backdrop to our Eco-School credentials.
Engaging, fun and homely boarding
We are the only full-boarding prep school in Norfolk. We also offer weekly and transition boarding for the younger years. The school’s cosy feel makes boarding at Beeston a real home from home. With this in mind, children have helped design different dorms of great originality and fun.
Beeston boarding weekends are relaxing and informal, with many activities – Beeston’s Got Talent and stop-frame animation workshops are just two examples. Boarding weekends give children more time to grow, to explore their passions and discover new interests.