The New Beacon Prep School provides a broad, balanced, intellectual, creative and spiritual education with academic achievement at its heart. Our boys are challenged and encouraged, with equal opportunity for all. It is our aim that boys achieve their best through high expectation, excellent teaching and nurtured confidence.

All who work at The New Beacon strive for the highest possible standards in every aspect of the school community and education for the boys. Teachers are specialists in their field, highly professional, dedicated and ambitious for their charges. We believe each pupil is an individual and our pastoral care is tailored to help them achieve their best.

Respect underpins every strand of school life: respect for the school, its values and traditions; respect for each other – adult and pupil alike; respect for self. Respect for ‘difference’, regardless of background, culture, belief, opinion, ability or character. We believe in ‘acceptance’ rather than ‘tolerance’. We wish to engender in our pupils the value of ‘community’, family, school, local and global, through which they have a growing understanding of the world and their place in it.

We ask each pupil to strive for personal excellence, aiming to be the best they can be, making the most of every opportunity and possibility. We aim to develop initiative and responsible independence; realistic and respectful ambition. We like our Year 8 leavers to be problem solvers who can take responsibility for their work and for their lives.

Many people who meet Beacon Boys remark on the qualities which we endorse: good manners and courtesy; sporting etiquette; confidence (but not arrogance); intellectual curiosity, creativity and innovation.

We are an accredited Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) School. But don’t take our word for it here are some recent quotes: