Welcome to Beechwood

Beechwood is a co-educational day and boarding school comprising a Nursery School, Preparatory School and Senior School for boys and girls from age 3 - 18, with boarding for girls and boys aged 11 - 18. Founded by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart in 1915, Beechwood retains its Catholic tradition and welcomes pupils of all faiths.

In our small classes, teachers stimulate pupils to excel in what they are good at and build confidence in areas that they find difficult, from the youngest child in the Preparatory School through to our oldest Senior School pupils.


Following the school inspection in February 2014, Beechwood received a pleasing report with many aspects assessed as EXCELLENT including pastoral care, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, health and welfare, boarding, curricular and extra-curricular provision and the Early Years Foundation Stage. The inspectors also recognised the high quality of teaching and learning saying "Pupils throughout the school have positive attitudes to their work and their involvement in activities. Largely self-motivated, they apply themselves to their work, study hard and with enjoyment"

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Mission Statement

To be a vibrant, caring school, providing an education rooted in our Catholic Christian faith and in the Sacred Heart tradition where each person is known and loved.

To enable all who study here to discover their strengths and make the most of their talents within a nurturing and supportive community.

To foster spiritual and personal development and a sense of social responsibility.

To create an educational environment that nurtures creativity, encourages flexibility and embraces independence of thought

To equip our pupils with the values, skills, and habits of mind that will help shape their future in a wider world.

In order to achieve these overall aims, we have the following specific intentions:

To provide for all pupils a curriculum that is broad, balanced, coherent and relevant

To assist all pupils to acquire the knowledge and skills which will enable them to lead fulfilling lives at School, at home and at work, through academic and personal development opportunities.

To enable all pupils to become confident, independent, self-disciplined adults, able to co-operate with others in a responsible and considerate manner

To assist all pupils to appreciate human achievement in all forms: art, drama, literature, music, science, technology and physical pursuits and to encourage participation in these fields as appropriate

To enable all pupils to gain a knowledge of and respect for people of other races and nationalities and their beliefs, cultures and ways of life, and to encourage them to live together harmoniously

To develop in all pupils a care and concern for others

To encourage all pupils to contribute to the life and community of the School through a culture of service and participation in activities and events.

To promote in all pupils respect of religious and moral values and in particular those of the Catholic Church


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