The wearing of Face masks in school from 17th May 2021

Following the updating of the Government guidelines we will no longer be recommending that pupils, students and staff wear face masks in classrooms from 17th May. Should there be a preference to wear a mask in the classroom then that will be accepted. We will, however, continue to recommend the wearing of face masks in communal areas where social distancing cannot be maintained, including in corridors when moving between lessons, and in the lunch queue.

In addition, pupils and students must still wear face coverings when travelling to and from school on public transport.

Reporting Lateral Flow Test Results

To report a lateral flow test result to the school using the online form please click here.

New Year 7 Transition

We look forward to our new pupils joining us in Year 7 in September. As part of the transition process we are planning to run run several events. We have written to parents with provisional arrangements and will finalise the details in due course based on Government guidelines.

To help us with our planning we would be grateful if the online form below could be completed by new Year 7 parents to indicate whether you and your child plan to attend these events. To complete the form please click here.

In addition we are asking parents to complete an online form to ensure we have the most up-to-date contact details and other pupil information. To complete the Year 7 pupil information (data collection) form please click here.

For the letter of introduction from Mr Markall please click here.

Virtual Graduate Careers Showcase – February 2021

The Showcase is our headline careers event and also marks the official launch of the Future Horizons programme for our Lower Sixth students



Currently accepting applications for 2021

For more information please visit our Boarding Website

Out-of-Hours Emergency Contact

To a report a positive Covid-19 test result when school is closed please email

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.

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