Welcome to our website!
On behalf of the pupils, staff and governors, we welcome you to our school's website.
The Beacon Church of England Primary School is Exmouth's longest established school. We are a co-educational day school.
Achieving together in a Christian school.
We encourage all those connected with our school to support us in providing a happy, secure and stimulating learning environment where children can receive a high quality education to ensure a sound foundation for their future lives.
We aim to:
- Ensure Christian values can be seen in action.
- Provide a school where all individuals are included and their uniqueness and talents are valued.
- Provide a safe and happy environment.
- Give equal value to all areas of learning and personal development.
- Encourage a life-long love of learning and personal achievement.
Introduction to the School
The school is a short walk from the town centre and the sea front. Its premises are in two parts. The original building now houses six classrooms, a food technology room, a special needs room and the school offices. A second, later building comprises of two classrooms and the hall which we use for a variety of activities: Assemblies, P.E., Drama, Dance etc. We have limited outdoor play space, but we make good use of local facilities, including the Leisure Centre and swimming pool, rugby football pitches and nearby Rolle Faculty (University of Plymouth).
The school is organised on a class basis with one teacher mainly responsible for each class; all are mixed ability classes. We identify children with any special educational needs and cater for their needs in the normal classroom situation in accordance with our SEN policy. However there is provision for some teaching in smaller groups withdrawn from normal classes, and further professional advice may be sought.
The Beacon was founded by the Church, and today has the status of a Voluntary Aided School. This means that the Church makes a financial contribution towards the maintenance of the school, and that the Church has representatives on the Board of Governors. It also means that religious instruction is given according to the principles of the Church of England, although, of course, we welcome pupils of every creed and denomination into a caring Christian atmosphere.