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Beechwood Park School

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Beechwood Park School

Address: Beechwood Park, Markyate, Hertfordshire, AL3 8AW
Website: beechwoodpark.com
Founded: 1964
Number of Pupils: 553
Ages: 3-13
Fees: £3,900 to £5,785 per term. Boarding from year 5: £1,375 per term (for up to four nights).
Head Teacher: Edward Balfour
Religious Affiliation: Church of England; we welcome children of all faiths.
Entrance Procedure: Nursery places are offered without an assessment. At all other entry points children are assessed to ensure that the curriculum is suitable for them.
Contact: Liz Graham, Registrar
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Open Mornings each term. Visits at other times by appointment.

The Curriculum

Beechwood’s uniquely active and child-centred educational approach encourages confidence and independence from a very young age.  Ancient and modern languages, technology and creative subjects enjoy a high profile in the curriculum.

Games & the Arts

Beechwood Park’s outstanding facilities and unrivalled co-curricular programme provide many opportunities to excel in sport, music and drama. Teamwork and the ability to communicate with confidence are developed through numerous opportunities to perform, participate and be involved.

Pastoral Care

Excellent pastoral care is at the heart of Beechwood Park; there is a genuine commitment to the happiness of each child. The recent ISI report documents that ‘Pupils throughout the school demonstrate and excellent moral compass and there is a tangible sense of the pupils endeavouring to do the right thing at all opportunities. Pupils show levels of respect towards each other far exceeding those expected for their age.’

Recent Scholarships

28 Scholarships awarded last year (88 over past five years).

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Beechwood nurtures and promotes the happiness, health, safety and emotional well-being of every child, developing confidence and independence. Engages each child’s intellectual, physical and spiritual potential across a broad range of academic, extra-curricular and pastoral activities and experiences. Inspires, providing lifelong skills and values to allow children to achieve on a personal level and contribute influentially to society.

Outstanding Characteristics

  • Extremely strong school community which inspires excellence
  • Superb academic results
  • Outstanding facilities
  • Broad range of co-curricular opportunities
  • Stunning rural location only 15 minutes from Harpenden, 20 minutes from St Albans, extensive bus service available
  • Flexible boarding option available from year 5


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