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Senior Department Notices

House Competition Time

This year, we are making the Word of the Week a House competition and would like the children to help choose the words of the week for the year.

Pupils can suggest a word –  it can be a noun, verb, adjective or any other word class but we would like them to try to make it as unique and interesting as possible! The best submissions will be chosen to be Beechwood’s Word of the Week throughout the year – winning words will gain House Points!  Please use this form to submit your words.

Good luck.

From the English Department

Extra Online Support Available For You

If you are keen for your child to get some extra online support with English, Maths and reasoning skills,  I would recommend that you subscribe to ATOM Nucleus. You can read more about it at

Parents can opt to trial Atom Nucleus, the at-home platform, with their children in the same way that they might buy a revision guide. If you decide to try ATOM for free, enter BEECHWOODPARK20 when you sign up and you’ll receive 20% off your first payment. 

Depending on the monthly subscription you sign up to, Atom Nucleus will allow your child to access:

  • Personalised learning journeys across English, maths, science, verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning. The learning journeys include tens of thousands of individually designed questions, as well as videos, helpsheets and explanations to accompany every question.
  • Unlimited mock tests: use Atom’s mocks to support familiarisation. Atom’s tests are designed to mirror key senior school entry assessments including the ISEB Common Pre-Tests, CEM and GL 11+ exams.
  • Custom practices: use Atom’s data to identify areas for improvement and set custom practices in those areas.
  • Live and on-demand lessons: lessons are hosted by experienced teachers in tricky topics across many exam types. 

If you have any questions on how to get the most out of Atom Nucleus, email and ask to be invited to one of their regular Parent Webinars. 

Best wishes

Kerry Clarke

Director of Senior School Admissions

Congratulations Ben!

Congratulations to last year’s Top Form pupil, Ben Mairs. Over the Summer he was added to the Pi World Ranking List for his amazing achievement memorising 1112 digits of Pi!

Ben was also awarded a Distinction in the UKMT Junior Maths Olympiad!

Well done Ben!

From the Senior Library

Nura and the Immortal Palace by M.T. Khan:

Nura and the Immortal Palace follows a young girl’s journey from modern-day Pakistan into the world of the jinn. 

Nura has worked all her life in the mica mines, earning just enough to keep her family afloat – and enjoy the odd delicious gulab jamun from the market. But when a terrible accident buries her best friend below ground, Nura goes in search of him and passes over into the magical and terrible world of the jinn. Across a pink sea and under a purple sky, she finds her way to a palace, where great riches and a whole new life are on offer.

This debut has very strong themes of the wickedness of child exploitation by profit seeking industrialists underlined with the power of education to lift people from poverty.



We are aware of a couple of websites which reward schools with free books after parents have purchased.  We thought we would share details below in case this was of interest to you.