|Beaverwood School for Girls|
|Beaverwood Road, BR7 6HE, UK Chislehurst|
+44 (0)208 300 3156
What can you expect for your daughter if she attends Beaverwood School for Girls ?
She will be joining a happy and successful school community, where she will be encouraged to work hard and to achieve the best of which she is capable. We believe that each student has strengths and, through care and knowledge of each individual, we will help her to develop these. Our vision for the future is combined with the traditional values that society respects. We believe in good discipline. Students know what is expected of them at Beaverwood. It is easier to flourish in a well-ordered and pleasant learning environment. We are particularly proud of our OFSTED Inspection Report (2002) which heralds us ‘A highly successful school with many outstanding features!’ Our students are our best advertisement, so do take the opportunity to speak with them
and their teachers should you visit the School.
to prepare each girl for adult life by developing her potential to the full, morally, socially and intellectually, and promoting her physical, creative and manipulative skills
provide a caring, co-operative environment which fosters her intellectual, social, racial and religious tolerance
develop an awareness of self and the habit of self-discipline and responsible behaviour
enable her to become a contributing and self-reliant member of society
enable the girls to develop a culture of achievable high expectations within an environment of educational excellence
Year 6 into Year 7
At Beaverwood School for Girls we are constantly trying to think of new ways to make the transition from Year 6 into Year 7 as smooth as possible. We recognise the need to improve continuity and progression and aim to encourage pupils to feel comfortable and confident in Year 7. We want to build on the work already undertaken at primary schools and support pupils to become independent learners.
We already do a number of things to support Year 6 pupils in their move to our school such as: a positive and interesting induction programme in the Summer term staff visits made to each of the pupils who will be coming to our school new Year 7 parents evening in the Summer term parents evening early in the Autumn term to review the first few weeks a barbecue organised by the PFA for new parents and pupils in September.
It is often a frightening prospect having to change to a new school and suddenly being the youngest pupils rather than the oldest ones. The information we have put together on this page should help you to learn a little more about our school, how it is organised and what to expect.
We have also included comments from last years Year 6 pupils to find out how they were feeling at this time last year and whether or not they were right to have the worries or concerns that they did.
We are really looking forward to meeting you in September - see you then!
We are very proud of our uniform which consists of:
Beaverwood blue open-neck shirt
Navy or pale blue ribbons, slides or clips
Navy blue jumper with Beaverwood badge
Black or navy blue flat shoes
Plain navy blue socks or neutral tights
Remember, the only jewellery allowed is a named watch and one pair of small gold or silver stud earrings.
School Supplier: John Lewis, Oxford Street, London W1A 1EX. Representatives of John Lewis will be selling uniform in school on Monday, 18th July from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. There will also be articles of second-hand uniform for sale between 10:00 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Items marked '@' are only obtainable from our School Supplier. Please note that John Lewis at Bluewater does NOT sell our uniform.
- Beaverwood School kilt.
- Two Beaverwood blue blouses, long or short sleeves (these must be worn tucked inside kilts).
- Beaverwood plain navy blue v-neck jumper with Beaverwood badge. (Other styles of sweater or sweatshirts are NOT permitted).
- Beaverwood School scarf or plain navy or black scarf (football scarves are NOT permitted)
- Plain dark navy blue or black full length overcoat; or plain dark navy blue or black lined raincoat; or plain dark navy blue or black duffle coat; or plain dark navy blue or black anorak. We do not permit the wearing of sheepskin, leather, fur fabric, denim, suede, velvet, silk, satin or PVC jackets.
- Black shoes with low heels. Heels and toes must be enclosed. TRAINERS OF ANY COLOUR ARE NOT PERMITTED, NOR ARE BOOTS OR ANY OTHER ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WHICH COVERS THE ANKLE.
- Black or neutral tights in a plain design must be worn at all times.
- A navy blue purse-belt.
Every girl should have a large, waterproof bag for carrying books and equipment. FOR SCIENCE A long sleeved Science overall or large shirt in a plain, dark colour for wear in the laboratories. FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
- Pale blue polo type shirt
- White socks and trainers
- Navy blue kilt style skirt (optional)
- Royal blue hockey socks Hockey or football boots and shin pads
- Navy cycle shorts with pale blue stripe
- Navy tracksuit trousers with pale blue stripe
- Pale blue sweatshirt with the school logo (obtainable from the Physical Education department)
- Strong sports bag
The majority of our Year 11 students apply to join the flourishing and successful Sixth Form at Beaverwood, where a wide variety of courses is on offer. Currently we offer one year AS level courses which can lead onto an A2 Level course and the AVCE in Business Studies and another in Health and Social Care. One year courses include the GNVQ Intermediate in Business and the GNVQ Intermediate in Health and Social Care. The Sixth Form is also a time to acquire useful additional skills by studying such subjects as Key Skills, word processing and the Community Sports Leadership Award (CSLA).
Most of our students continue their education at University or Colleges of Higher Education. Sixth Form students are a vital part of the Beaverwood community and occupy positions of responsibility such as Head Girl or House Captains. There are always exciting opportunities available to our older students, including participating in high-powered debating competitions, lectures, Sixth Form conferences, University visits and evenings at the theatre. Sixth Form students are valued for their lively and enthusiastic contribution to school charity fund-raising events and their entrepreneurial spirit as young business women. They also organise events for younger students and help with their learning, both in the classroom and in the pursuit of leisure.
What can I expect in the Sixth Form ?
The Sixth Form provides the natural progression for your studies at Beaverwood. It gives you the opportunity to lead by example the rest of the school, to attain academic excellence, experience new courses and develop existing interests. Tutors monitor your progress in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. You will also receive advice and encouragement in the preparation of applications for university, college or for a professional career.
If at any stage over the next two years you would like to find out more about the opportunities offered in the Sixth Form, then please contact either your Form Tutor or the Head of Sixth Form. However a full programme of information, guidance and induction will start at the end of Year 10.
Sixth Form Life
Sixth Form life at Beaverwood is both challenging and fun. There is lots of hard work to be done and commitment to your courses is essential if you want to make your time in the Sixth Form worthwhile. However, with more freedom of choice in the subjects you study and support from friendly staff and tutors, the transition from Year 11 to the demands of A-level, AVCE or GNVQ courses is usually relatively painless. Also, there are people to help and advise you when you need it. If there are any problems, guidance is given both by your tutors and colleagues. Smaller classes and more involvement in lessons means that you get the chance to know your teachers and fellow students better in a more adult orientated environment.
One of the most important things that Beaverwood Sixth Form does is to allow you to develop as an individual, building on your existing skills and encouraging new ones. Self-discipline is important with a timetable that has study periods, but it is good to take responsibility for organising your own time. There is also lots of support for planning your future, whether at University, College or in a professional career.
Whatever your interests there is room to develop them. Everyone is encouraged to get as involved as possible in a wide range of activities from organising social events and running House Charities to attending A-level conferences and seminars. In addition, there are many other subjects you can take up as well as your chosen courses. A word-processing course is offered and, for those who enjoy a challenge combined with some fun, there is the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award and the Community Sports Leadership Award.
With so much going on, your time in the Sixth Form is made both enjoyable and beneficial for your future. Why not ask a Sixth Former for advice if you want to know more?
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