School News

October Newsletter

Dear Parents and Carers, Welcome back after what seems a long time since the summer holidays finished. We have had a fantastic start to the Autumn Term with an action packed few weeks and the students have been incredible settling in the Beech Way …more


Year 11 pupils at the Westfield Site used a variety of techniques to capture images for their coursework, with the help of Mr Potts and Miss Masud. Thank you to Mrs Johnson for the bubbles! …more


The Academy welcomed a local theatre company to school today to work with our year 10 and 11 students as part of the accredited course in Key Stage 4. Our curriculum is based around knowledge but also ensuring our students get the experiences needed …more

Heart Dissection

Year 9 Heart Dissection Year 7 were busy modelling cells this week after getting their Bunsen burner licenses. Year 9 have also been busy looking at the circulatory system and it’s pump - the heart. …more

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2019

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2019 Huge success at the Macmillan coffee morning 2019. Year 11 from both Westfield and Beech hosted the event with hot drinks, cold drinks, tombola, guess the name of the teddy, penalty shoot out, fruit and cakes for sale. …more

Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate with the Leadership Team :) The tutor teams this week nominated the pupil’s in their group who have lived and breathed our values every day. Their reward was hot chocolate, marshmallows and a biscuit with Mr Davies – Deputy Head …more

The Garden Bounty

Our students have really enjoyed growing their very own organic food this season in the sensory garden as a team with Mr Claxton and Mr Skelton. From potatoes to runner beans, apples to figs, they have lived out our core values of Ambition, …more

The Beech Academy – Demand Excellence

Last academic year the Academy introduced a new uniform to its pupils and after speaking to the student council in July, we decided to introduce an optional tie by their request. Anticipating only a few students would want to wear the new tie, how …more

Food and Hygiene

In food today the students have been learning about food and hygiene. They have demonstrated these skills by making a big breakfast. Ryan was full with excitement when asked to demo eggy bread to his class mates. All students used the grill and hobs …more

Jeans for Genes Day 2019 Friday 20th September

Jeans for Genes Day is the annual fundraising campaign for Genetic Disorders UK, the national charity that supports children affected by a genetic disorder. The monies raised on Jeans for Genes Day provide grants for day-to-day support, equipment, …more

Westfield Nurture

Fantastic display showcasing the amazing things happening in the nurture class at Westfield. Brilliant attendance and living out our core values every day, showing great resilience and endeavour. …more

Breakfast is Served!

Thank you to all the pupils and staff who took part in the KS3 sleepover, and the staff who left late and came in early to give some extra support. Not sure there was much sleeping but everyone is up and getting ready for Friday lessons! …more

KS3 Sleepover

Unfortunately the weather hasn’t been kind to us, but the beds are ready and the first activity, the canon obstacle race, is underway!! …more

Happy Birthday

Pizzas for tea, followed by cake for the birthday boy, Darrin, that was shared with all the pupils. …more

Nearly Time for Bed!

Beds all sorted, just time for a film before lights out. …more

Fun in Nurture

Great fun in Nurture this afternoon! We’ve been painting our bird feeders as part of our Science and DT project on plants and the environment. Thoroughly enjoyed by everyone! …more

The Year 9s Planting Their Own Gifts for Someone Special

The Year 9s Planting Their Own Gifts for Someone Special The year 9s have been very busy this term, from planning to planting their own gifts for someone special. They have really engaged in this project and have all done a wonderful job, Miss …more

Emerge Festival at Rufford Abbey

Emerge Festival at Rufford Abbey A super show at Rufford Abbey today where Beech pupils’ work was on show for people to see. Amazing shields and fantastic Tempest monsters were displayed as part of the celebration of Shakespeare’s work. A special …more

Autism Awareness 2019

Autism Awareness 2019 This year we have celebrated Autism Awareness by focussing on understanding and kindness towards each other. We have worn different clothes to remember we are all different, and Miss Thurston is having a hard time choosing out …more

Nottingham Trent University Visit

Nottingham Trent University Visit As we arrived, pupils were welcomed by Nottingham Trent University (NTU) Student Outreach Ambassadors for a day of information about Higher Education (HE), access to HE and the possible implications for their …more

Fire Awareness Training

This week Beech staff underwent fire awareness training to make sure they know how to keep people safe if there was ever a fire at the Academy. …more

Easter time for Beech Academy

The Mansfield Scooter Club paid another visit to the Academy this week to hand deliver over 70 Easter Eggs for our pupils. Some of the pupils came out to welcome our guests who arrived on the motor bikes which some of the pupils thoroughly enjoyed …more

Success for Beech Academy Swimmers

Nine of our finest KS3 students attended a swimming Gala at Hucknall Leisure centre competing in a range of different strokes. Every student who competed came away with a medal and at least a top three finish which is an amazing achievement! …more

The Beech Academy Newly Refurbished Library

Amazing! Awesome! Incredible! were just some of the comments made by the pupils at The Beech Academy when the newly refurbished library was opened by Claire Cuthbert (CEO of the Evolve Trust) this week. Mrs Cooper and the Reading for Pleasure team …more

Year 8 - The STEM Project

Year 8 had the opportunity to visit Magna (science centre) in Rotherham where they were involved in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics project. The pupils absolutely loved the adventurous nature of the activities and they …more

100% Attendance Award This Week

At the Beech Academy, each week all of the pupils who attend school every day go in to the draw for enrichment time the following week. On a Friday afternoon, one member of staff chooses from the extensive list of full attenders and their name is …more

KS4 Pupils Lead the Way at Beech

Years 10 and 11 pupils have been leading lessons in PE by supporting KS3 and the nurture pupils to develop coordination, speed and technique as part of the multi- skills ‘plan an activity’ unit. They have really thrived on this responsibility and …more

The Beech Academy Celebrated World Book Day by Dressing as Their Favourite Book Characters

On Thursday 7th March students and staff across all three sites at The Beech Academy celebrated World Book Day by dressing as their favourite book characters. `Sharing a story` was the theme of the day and a variety of reading sessions took place …more

World Book Day Competition

Each day for the next week we will show a member of staff’s favourite books. Can you guess who? Day 1 …more

Workwise Day

Beech welcomed a variety of employers to the Academy today, who held taster sessions for pupils to access different career opportunities. Pupils learnt about the skills and qualities required for the career, alongside an understanding of the job …more

Beech goes Pancake Crazy

Pupils are the Beech Academy in Post 16 spent the morning on Tuesday making delicious pancakes that they then shared around the site for pupils and staff. With a variety of sweet and savoury toppings, pancake mix and some hungry people, there wasn’t …more

Non-Uniform for World Book Day Thursday 7th March

To celebrate World Book Day at Beech we are inviting you to take part in a non uniform day. You pay 50p and attend school in non uniform or in book character dress. All proceeds will go towards buying books, comics, magazines and audio books for the …more

The Beech Academy gets in to Politics

The pupils in Years 8 and 10 at Beech have embarked on a politics project where they get to have live web links with local and national figures. Today, we welcomed Mayor Kate Allsop and tomorrow we link to Westminster to speak to MP Ben Bradley. …more

The Beech Academy Launches World Book Day

On Wednesday, Mrs Cooper launched World Book Day with pupils from both the main and Westfield sites. The pupils were absolutely amazing and engaged with some of the fantastic ideas we have coming up in the next week which includes fancy dress, …more

Football Followed by a Penalty Shoot Out

A successful afternoon on the 15th February for our students who chose to play football as part of their attendance reward. The students played a game of football followed by a penalty shoot out. …more

Year 10 Shoot for the Stars in Science

Year 10 Shoot for the Stars in Science On Thursday, Year 10 took the theory and put it in to practice by making ‘Water Bottle Rockets’. This experiment needed the pupils to pump air in to the water container and the increasing the pressure then …more

Community Studies

Westfield pupils and staff enjoyed an informative visit to Mansfield Fire Station this week as part of their community studies work. The visit was delayed due to an emergency incident, so many thanks to the Fire and Rescue Service for making time …more

Post 16 Work Experience

At the Beech Academy, we are incredibly proud of the fact that we help prepare our pupils for the world of work and a real success this year has been our partnership Floralands in Nottingham. As part of their work experience, pupils attend the …more

That Winning Feeling! Foxwood 1 : 3 Beech

– The Beech Academy’s winning run continues. Two goals from Bobby and one goal from Liam sealed the win. Beech played some really good football showing amazing team values. All 5 core values was achieved by every player as everyone behaved …more

Nurture Provision

It’s been a great morning in the Nurture Provision this morning! KS3 and KS4 Reading Ambassadors joined the Nurture provision to share some of our favourite books. The students showed great resilience and inclusivity while working with each other. …more

Music is the Answer at Beech Academy!

Our pupils have the opportunity to engage with music lessons during lunch time and our enrichment activity period at the end of the day. Mr Claxton works with the pupils to give them access to play musical instruments but also facilitates the …more

Belvoir Cricket and Countryside Trust

Every year we get tremendous support from the Belvoir Cricket and Countryside Trust. Darren Bricknell comes in to teach table cricket to KS3, and the Trust sponsored t-shirts for the team when we qualified for the national finals in 2017, and they …more

Live Teaching and Learning Coaching at Beech

Staff this year have had the opportunity to work at the Academy on a live coaching facility where with the use of technology, the teacher can get live feedback and tips from one of the team during lessons rather than getting retrospective feedback …more

The Beech Way - Who Needs Subway!

Today the years 10s have been learning about counter service in BTEC Hospitality. We turned the food room into Beechway and the workers had to make their own sub and healthy snack. We then acted out counter service demonstrating excellent customer …more

Extra Curricular PE at the Beech Academy

Pupils in Key Stage 4 and 5 have started their extra-curricular PE lessons this week and attend the Towers in Mansfield. Pupils played pool and snooker during the afternoon and it was great to see the pupils learning a new set of skills, scoring and …more

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from the Beech Academy as part of the Evolve Trust. Just a reminder to our pupils and their families that we return to school on Tuesday 8th January as the staff have a Professional Learning and Development day at the Academy on …more