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Sep 16 2016 Autumn Term School Production Announced The proposed for Autumn 2016 is “Journey’s End” by R C Sherriff.…
Sep 09 2016 Sixth Form students to support the disadvantaged in Romania A group of U6th students about to take part in the Romania…
Sep 09 2016 Battle of the Bands Night – back by popular demand After the success of last year’s Battle of Bands event, there has…
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Sep 16 2016 Autumn Term School Production Announced The proposed for Autumn 2016 is “Journey’s End” by R C Sherriff.…
Sep 09 2016 Battle of the Bands Night – back by popular demand After the success of last year’s Battle of Bands event, there has…
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Sep 09 2016 Ethan McNeil’s swimming success Ethan McNeil won the 50m and 100m breaststroke and the 400m individual…
Sep 09 2016 Ben Jones wins tennis finals Ben Jones won the Avon County Tennis finals. As a result he…
Sep 09 2016 Harry Hankins to play for the MCC Harry Hankins has been selected to play for the MCC schools at…
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Sep 09 2016 2016 Examination Results – Best Ever The summer saw Beechen Cliff pupils and students achieve great success in…
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Sep 09 2016 Mountaineering Club – Snowdonia Trip Mountaineering Club – Snowdonia  29th September  to 2nd  October 2016 Open to…
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Sep 09 2016 Sixth Form students to support the disadvantaged in Romania A group of U6th students about to take part in the Romania…
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Thursday 29th September: Lower 6th Parents Information Evening (for students new to Beechen Cliff) 7:00pm
Tuesday 4th October: Yr10 Parents GCSE Information Evening
Friday 7th October: Yr7 Welcome Service, St Luke’s Church 2:30-3:15pm.  Parents welcome.
Saturday 15th October:  Sixth Form Open Morning for Prospective Students 9:00am
Friday 21st October: The Great Walk
Saturday 22nd October:  First day of the Autumn Half Term break
Wednesday 2nd November: Christmas Term begins

 

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The benefits of a boys' school

At Beechen Cliff we value all that it means to be a boy. With years of experience, teachers at Beechen Cliff encourage boys to grow and mature at their own pace, using teaching strategies that address learning styles specific to boys. They understand the different and complex worlds of the Year 7 boy and the young man preparing for university.

Understanding and celebrating boyhood

In an age when boys and girls are under pressure to grow up too quickly, an all-boy environment allows the boys to stay as boys for longer. Teachers acknowledge the full range of boys’ emotions and vulnerabilities, broadening their spheres. Without the social pressures of a mixed environment, boys in an all-boy school can explore the full range of their personalities and potential. Avoiding stereotypes, boys discover they have many roles to play as a scholar, athlete, artist, musician, and friend.

How boys learn

Beechen Cliff recognises that boys most often are physically active, competitive, and apt to take risks. Lessons are separated by breaks in which boys are encouraged to be active.
We know boys often prefer to work cooperatively and understand the rhythm of a boys’ classroom. Classrooms filled with boys are rarely quiet – we know that successful lessons often introduce a memorable element – learning swordplay can make the text of Romeo and Juliet more interesting and approachable!

From boy to young man

A zest for knowledge and an enquiring mind are important and we expect all boys to achieve high academic standards, but our view of education is embedded in celebrating all aspects of success – the creative and the physical as much as the intellectual.  We support each boy in developing balance within his life, giving access to such a significant range of opportunities that all can find activities which will develop these attributes.  Our boys pride themselves on their participation and achievements.