Lord Lawson of
Beamish Academy

Together we grow, learn and succeed

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Extra Curricular

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2024 Prospectus

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Welcome to
Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy

As Principal, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy.

This is an exciting time in the history and development of the school. When you join us, you will benefit from the improvements that have already taken place at the school in the past four years. Through clear leadership and teamwork, the school has been transformed, and is continuing to improve at a fast pace. I am delighted with the positive changes we have made. Staff here are completely committed to provide every student here with the very best education possible. We are an inclusive school, and my promise includes inspiring academic courses, excellent pastoral support and support for special educational needs, and exciting extra-curricular opportunities.

We offer ambitious educational opportunities at Lord Lawson, because we want every student to achieve extraordinary success. Success comes in many forms – it may be academic success, which is rewarding in itself and is vital for every student’s successful future. It may also be sporting and artistic success, areas in which our academy already excels. And it may be personal success, where children grow in confidence, flourish and discover who they are. For every one of our students, success comes in many different forms.

We are proud of all the hard work to achieve the rating of 'Good Provider' from Ofsted.

Since my arrival as Principal in 2019, our school has undergone a campaign of rapid improvement. Our curriculum is ambitious, with teachers and subject leaders confident in the ways they enable students to make excellent progress. We have based our changes on research and evidence of what works best in education. Our pastoral and special needs teams have benefited from huge investment and training, so they can support all our students to make the most of their time at Lord Lawson. Staff and governors are completely united with me in our mission to continue to transform this school for the benefit of our students and our community. Parents support us in this mission. As the next generation of students at Lord Lawson, you will benefit the most from this educational transformation.

“Staff and pupils welcome the positive changes that leaders have made. Many parents are similarly enthused by the improvements that they see.” (Ofsted, 2022)

I extend a warm invitation to you – please take the opportunity to visit us in person, and also take time to explore our improved website. You will then be able to find out for yourself about how we bring to life our vision for outstanding education, based on our vales of trust and respect, courage and ambition. I look forward to welcoming you personally when you join Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy.

Best wishes

Dr Andrew Fowler – Principal

Together we grow, learn and succeed

  • Trust
  • Respect
  • Courage
  • Ambition

Sixth Form

The next steps in your educational journey are both exciting and important. It is a time when you are able to choose subjects that you enjoy from a selection of academic and vocational courses. The qualifications that you gain in these subjects will allow you to progress to university, an apprenticeship or into the world of work.

Our website and staff are here to guide you in making informed decisions about your future and selecting the right courses. All students are invited to attend an interview with a senior staff member to discuss preferred subjects and receive application guidance.

We offer a diverse range of courses and students participate in a study program encompassing academics and enrichment. Prior to your interview, please thoroughly review this website and our prospectus. Feel free to reach out with any subject-specific queries.

More information

Applications for Sixth Form are now open

Apply now! Come and join us for September 2024.


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