10 REASONS WHY PARENTS CHOOSE BEESTON
The outward-looking, open-hearted nature of our school, where children thrive in a safe, active and achieving environment; making full use of our stunning coastal location.
Pupils’ outstanding academic attainment. In the last two years 74% achieved either A or B in their Common Entrance exams and 100% gained entry into their first choice senior school.
Our exceptional Value Added. Only a small number of pupils (16% in 2015) start on a scholarship at Beeston. In 2016, 65% of Year 8 leavers were given awards to a range of national senior schools.
Beeston is the most prolific feeder school in Norfolk to the broadest range of Senior Schools. Over the last three years pupils have gained places at the following schools: Ampleforth, Aylsham High School, Eton, Framlingham, Gresham’s, Harrow, The Leys, Norwich School, Norwich High School for Girls, Oakham, Oundle, The Perse, Queen Margaret’s, Radley, Rugby, Sheringham High, Shrewsbury, The Stephen Perse Foundation Senior, Stowe, Tudor Hall, Uppingham and Wymondham College.
Our advantageous teaching staff/child ratio is 1:6, as opposed to the national independent school average of 1:9.
‘It’s such a homely environment that you become really close to your boarding friends. I have made friends for life at Beeston.’
Anna, now 22
We punch above our weight in sport. For a small school, we have an unusually large pool of sporting talent and regularly out-perform our competitors in hockey, rugby, netball, rounders, cross country and athletics. Over the last 12 years, our children have achieved 31 Sports Scholarships to 12 national Senior Schools.
Over 40 co-curricular evening hobbies and clubs per week for both Boarders and Day pupils are included in our termly fees. Children can choose as many hobbies as they like, most with no extra cost. Boarders also enjoy the added benefits of our extensive weekend activities programme.
‘Sport for all’ approach to team sports. As part of our ‘have a go’ attitude at Beeston, we adopt an ‘everybody plays’ strategy with school sports matches. We often put out up to 16 teams to ensure that every child gets to play.
Inclusive creative arts. We encourage all children to perform in concerts and all are involved in drama productions.
Our healthy food = happy grey matter. We ‘Eat Happy’ which means children grow and cook some of their own fruit and vegetables from the School Garden. At lunch, we serve our food as a family meal, with children of different ages sitting together on tables with an adult, sharing home-cooked, delicious food from the centre.
…DON’T FORGET OUR PET SCHOOL DOGS
Our four, adored school dogs pad about the place listening to the not-so-confident readers in the library, encouraging the reluctant Cross Country runners in Games, and helping the younger children relax at Art Club.