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Barr Beacon School

As an Outstanding school, we work hard to get the best for every single one of our pupils. We are always focused on making sure we secure the best possible future for the next generation and, being a SCITT, this extends to our high quality teacher training.

Whilst forward-facing in many ways, we hold onto the best bits from the past. We are unabashedly traditional when it comes to discipline, courtesy and good manners. These values never go out of fashion and they underpin our drive for academic success.

Our school community is proudly diverse and we do not tolerate bias, prejudice or discrimination of any kind – whether conscious or unconscious – and we instil in our pupils nothing less than the urge to go out into the world and make it a better place.

About our school experience


Candidates will be offered an initial 1:1 virtual appointment. This will take place via Teams and there is no cost associated with this.

Candidates who wish to visit the school in person, can arrange to do so following the virtual meeting . Candidates who visit the school will be able to observe lessons across the school and talk with a teachers about training to be a teacher at Barr Beacon School and with Barr Beacon SCITT.

School Experience placement days will be organised for a Thursday. This is due to staff availability within the SCITT central team.

Start and finish times
9:00 to 3:30 - Flexible

For the initial Teams meeting: Please provide a range of times that you are available for and we will try our best to book in a 30 minute Teams appointment during these times.

For school visits: As a visitor to our school it is expected that you follow the school day. This will begin with an arrival at 9:00. You will then follow a timetable for the day. Your day will finish at around 3:30 once you have spoken with a member of the SCITT team about training to be a teacher.

Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos, Remove piercings

Teacher training

Barr Beacon SCITT - We provide both primary and secondary teacher training.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must be applying to or have applied to our, or a partner school's, teacher training course
    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: For example, passport or driving licence.
DBS check required

No - Candidates will be accompanied at all times when in school.

Placement availability

If you are interested in finding out more information about how to get into teaching with the Ofsted Outstanding Barr Beacon SCITT at Barr Beacon School or one of our other partner schools, we'd love to hear from you.

Unfortunately we are currently unable to offer on-site visits, however, we can organise bespoke/group information sessions to give you all of the information about training to teach with us.

From January until March 2021 (Term 2) we are available on Wednesdays - where you can book a 1/2 hour online drop in slot with us to talk to one of our SCITT Leaders about training with us.

School experience type


Old Hall Lane, Aldridge, Walsall, West Midlands, WS9 0RF
Map showing Barr Beacon School

Yes - on site parking provided

Parking is available for the on-site visits in the visitor's car park of Barr Beacon School. This is on the corner of Beacon Road and Old Hall Lane. Once in the car park, please park in a designated bay as our school busses use this car park. There is an overflow car park underneath the visitor's car park.

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Old Hall Lane, Aldridge, Walsall, West Midlands, WS9 0RF
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No - Candidates will be accompanied at all times when in school.

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