History of the School
There has been a school in Beetham since the late 16th Century. From the 17th Century the building opposite the present school, the old grammar school, was used. In 1904 the present building was built on the site of a former toll house, part of which can still be seen in the teaching area called the Rainbow Room.
The school was founded by and has always had close ties with Beetham Parish Church
Our School Aims
Caring for Everyone Learning Together Achievement for All
These three statements summarise the main vision for our school and are known and understood by all staff and pupils.
At Beetham School we help all our children to:
- Feel valued, cared for and happy
- Become independent and motivated learners
- Acquire skills necessary for future learning and life
- Achieve their full potential in all areas of the curriculum
- Develop enquiring and creative minds
- Know how to keep themselves safe
- Be able to enjoy and appreciate opportunities they are offered
- Develop respect and understanding for others, their environment and the world
We aim to achieve this by:
- Establishing positive learning partnerships between home, school, the church and the community
- Offering support, challenge and encouragement to succeed
- Providing a stimulating learning environment with opportunities to develop technological skills
- Provide an interesting and inspiring curriculum
- Using a variety of teaching approaches and resources
- Enriching the curriculum through an exciting range of extra curricular activities and visits/visitors
- Creating an ethos based on Christian values of care, respect and understanding for all aspects of the world in which we live.