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Academy Contact Details
Bluecoat Beechdale Academy
Harvey Road, Bilborough, Nottingham, NG8 3GP (for Sat Nav purposes please use: NG8 3BB)
0115 913 5211
Enquiries Contact Name
Katie Gray (Office Manager)
Name of Principal
Mrs Sarah Bailey
Name of Vice Principal
Miss Rachael Frearson
Name of SENCO
Mr Alex Taylor
The Academy will consider all applications for places.
Students, who have a statement of special educational need or Education, Health and Care plan, naming Bluecoat Beechdale Academy, will be admitted first. This will reduce the number of places available for other applicants.
After the admission of applicants with statements of special educational need or Education, Health and Care Plan where the Academy is named on the statement or Plan, the criteria will be applied in the order in which they are set out below.
- Children in public care and previously looked after children;
- Places will then be offered to applicants who have a sibling who will be attending the Academy at the time of the applicant’s admission.
- Remaining places will then be allocated to other applicants who live the shortest distance from their residence to the main entrance of Bluecoat Beechdale Academy at the closing date for applications. Distance will be measured in a straight line from the main entrance door to the child’s home to the main reception entrance door to Bluecoat Beechdale Academy.
In the event that such a measure is identical to the nearest metre for two or more children and there are insufficient places available for both or all of them, the remaining place/s will be awarded by random allocation using lots drawn by a person independent of the Academy.
Please see our Behaviour Policy for our exclusion arrangements:
‘This is a GOOD school’ – Ofsted 2017
Less than three years after being sponsored by Bluecoat Academies Trust, Bluecoat Beechdale has received a ‘good’ grading in its recent Ofsted report. This is a radical change from the last Ofsted inspection which the school, formally known as Hadden Park High School received in November 2013. The report described the school as inadequate and in need of special measures. Weaknesses in the school ranged from outcomes, teaching and learning to leadership and management. This is in stark contrast with the good judgments received for teaching and learning, leadership, outcomes and overall effectiveness in February 2017.
Here are some quotes made by Ofsted:
- Leaders and governors are passionate about ensuring that pupils receive the best possible standard of education.
- Teachers have strong subject knowledge. Effective explanations and skilful questioning promote good learning.
- All adults in the school work as a team to ensure the well-being of pupils at risk of harm.
- The school supports pupils’ emotional needs well, and most now believe that they can succeed.
- Relationships between staff and pupils are very positive and support good learning.
To read the full report from our visit in February please click here: Ofsted Report
To read the letter sent out to parents from Mr Elder click here: Letter to Parents
To read the school Press Release click here: Press Release
The first Ofsted inspection of Bluecoat Beechdale Academy took place in February 2017. We achieved a Good rating. Ofsted state that:
- The Principal has been very successful in improving the quality of education that the school provides since his arrival in September, 2015. The Executive Principal has provided very effective support to the school.
- Leaders and governors are passionate about ensuring that pupils receive the best possible standard of education. They give high priority to ensuring that pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities get the opportunities that they should.
- Teachers have strong subject knowledge. Effective explanations and skillful questioning promote good learning.
- Middle leaders play a key role in ensuring that pupils make good progress. Previously underachieving groups, such as middle-ability students, are now catching up with others.
Click here to read the OFSTED report February 2017
Bluecoat Beechdale Academy is proud of the improvement in examination results. Staff work together to ensure that students feel supported in their learning and maximise their progress.
You can access our Academy performance tables on the Department for Education website here.
Parents and other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum we offer by visiting our ‘Curriculum’ page under the ‘Learning’ tab which indicates its underlying philosophies and, moreover, models the structure by year group. However, a very brief summary of the structure can also be found here.
KS3 (Years 7 & 8)
The following subjects are studied in years 7 & 8. The number of 1 hour lessons per week are shown in brackets:
Physical Education (2)
Design & Technology (2)
Computer Science/ICT (1)
KS4 (Years 9, 10 & 11)
At Key Stage 4 students follow a core curriculum of:
English (Language and Literature), Mathematics, Science, an EBACC option (Geography, History or Modern Foreign Language), ICT and core PE.
Students then have a choice of 2 further options including:
A second EBACC option (Geography, History or Modern Foreign Language), Art & Design, Drama, Computer Science, Food Preparation and Nutrition, Music, Design & Technology, Sport, Hairdressing and Business Studies.
Name of curriculum lead:
Miss Rachael Frearson (Assistant Principal: Teaching and Learning)
Bluecoat Beechdale Academy is built around the three ideas of Belong, Believe and Achieve.
By deliberately helping students to embed this ethos in their character, we equip our students to take this mindset confidently into a successful future.
We encourage students to have self-belief so that they dare to set themselves ambitious goals for their education, career and life as a whole.
Through many things, such as our high standards in uniform, we demonstrate our pride at belonging to the Bluecoat Beechdale Academy community. Our students learn how to build positive relationships so that they will always have the interpersonal skills and confidence to feel comfortable wherever they choose to belong in their adult life. We acknowledge and reward our students for a whole range of achievements – from meeting learning goals, making progress in enrichment activities or demonstrating personal growth and development through improved attitudes to learning. By highlighting the successes our students earn, we believe we will make ‘achievement’ a lifelong habit for them to enjoy.
Our staff are role models of our ‘Belong, Believe, Achieve’ mantra. They live out our ethos every day through their unswerving commitment to our students and their determined approach to continue to learn and develop themselves as a team.
Having witnessed the rapid progress made at Beechdale, with the support of our Bluecoat sponsors, I have the utmost belief that Bluecoat Beechdale Academy is the ideal place for children to belong so that they may achieve their true potential.
Bluecoat Beechdale Academy
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