As I write we have just had the most wonderful Celebration Day – with a number of boys in The Middle School awarded well-deserved prizes for their endeavours this year. Whilst it is wonderful to celebrate these boys’ individual achievements we, as a staff, are incredibly proud of all that every boy has done this year – both in the classroom and on the sports field, as well as in the wider context of Art, Drama, Music, etc.

In the latter part of the morning it was lovely to throw open the doors of the school to give a glimpse of daily life at The New Beacon. With such a wide array of activities taking place on a weekly basis, it is impossible to show off all that we do but I hope you at least got a taste!

As we move into the final three days of term, events continue at pace, and we still have much to look forward to. Both Y5 and 6 will have the opportunity to visit their new classrooms and Form Tutors for September on Monday (a letter with next year’s class allocation will be sent over the weekend) and Tuesday sees Y5 heading off to Duxford whilst Y6 enjoy some circus skills and a picnic here at school.

Monday also gives us an opportunity to say a proper farewell to our Y6 leavers as they head off to pastures new in September. Whilst it is always sad to say goodbye, I am sure it will be a joyous occasion as Y6 boys and families come together to share memories of their time here whilst looking ahead to their futures away from The New Beacon. They will be missed and we wish them the very best of luck.

In the meantime, I wish you all a restful weekend in advance of a busy final three days of term – and if I do not happen to see you before we break for the summer I wish both boys and parents a relaxing, restful holiday.

With best wishes,

Mr Probert
Head of Middle School

Final Reminder
Please find an important letter HERE to all Y6 parents regarding the Leavers’ Farewell taking place on the afternoon of Monday 8 July.


Please make sure you sons bring in a heavy duty carrier bag on the last day, to transport any belongings still in school home for the summer.


Final Reminder
Y5 will make their annual pilgrimage to the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, on 9 July to see ‘for real’ many WWI tanks and aircraft they have learnt about in their History lessons this year. There are also a wide array of WWII and Cold-War-era exhibits as well as those from the more modern era. It is a fantastic ‘boys’ day out’ and further details can be found HERE.

Please complete the permission form on the new Reach More Parents app as soon as possible.


Mr Herbert has updated the Sports handbook. The handbook has information on sports kit, PE, Swimming, Games, and all other relevant information.  If you have any queries relating to the content within the Sports Handbook, email the Director of Sport, Mr Owen Herbert direct for further information.

Sports Handbook


A reminder that The New Beacon App will be the main source of information next term. Signing up for clubs, trips and activities will all be done via the App. If you are having trouble accessing it, please let Mrs Ells know and we can try to solve your issues.



If your son is applying for a school that requires the ISEB pre-test, please be advised that it is responsibility of the parents/ guardians to register via ISEB portal. The portal opened on 10 June 2024.

If your son is applying for several schools, please note that registration only needs to be done once.

Please click HERE for further information and to sign up to the Pre-Tests 2024-2025 mailing list.

Dates for the ISEB pre-test are Wednesday 13 / Thursday 14 November 2024.

Mr Vincent


Please note on Wednesday, 10 July, the final day of term, there will be no After School Club, Prep or Activities Club. Boys will need to be collected promptly at their finishing times (see below) as staff are going straight into an inset day.  Younger brothers may wait for their older brothers to finish, please email Mrs Harding if you would like your son to stay.  All boys to be collected promptly at 1pm.

Many thanks for your cooperation and understanding.

Finishing times:

12pm    Nursery and Pre-Prep
12:15     Year 3
12:30    Year 4
1pm       Middle/Year 7

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