Beechwood Sacred Heart School
Kent, United Kingdom
About Beechwood Sacred Heart School
Beechwood Sacred Heart School is a co-educational day and boarding school with some 385 pupils aged from 3-18, located in over 20 acres of landscaped grounds near Tunbridge Wells in Kent.
It was founded as a girls’ school by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart in 1915, and only became fully co-educational in 2008. Although the school has had a mainly lay governing body since 1973, and admits pupils of all faiths, its Catholic traditions are still at the heart of its ethos.
Values and vision
Beechwood Sacred Heart School seeks to provide an education rooted in the Catholic Christian faith, and in the traditions of Sacred Heart schools’ movement in which each pupil is known and loved.
It aims to enable all pupils to make the most of their talents within a nurturing and supportive community.
The school also aims to foster spiritual and personal development and a sense of social responsibility. Beechwood Sacred Heart School takes pride in a tradition of encouraging creativity and independence of thought.
"Pupils throughout the school have positive attitudes to their work and their involvement in activities. Largely self-motivated, they apply themselves to their work, study hard and with enjoyment. The academic curriculum is broad in scope and the range of subjects on offer in the sixth form is unusually large given its size. Equally broad is the wide range of extra-curricular activities.”