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The Beacon School

Chesham Bois, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England HP6 5PF
Tel: +44 (0) 1494 433654

Private School (Fee Paying) Boys 3 - 13 Years Day

Leading independent Prep school for boys aged 3-13, in Amersham. Renowned for academic excellence and robust pastoral care, The Beacon offers outstanding facilities and a plethora of opportunities.

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Word From The Head

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Nick Baker BA PGCE

The Beacon, an esteemed Independent Prep School for boys aged 3-13, nestles within 18 acres of picturesque Chiltern countryside in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. Renowned for academic excellence and robust pastoral care, The Beacon offers outstanding facilities and a plethora of opportunities. With small class sizes and devoted educators, personalised learning ensures no boy is overlooked. The school cultivates an inclusive, family atmosphere, fostering a strong sense of community.

Combining historic charm with modern amenities, The Beacon stands as one of the UK's premier single-sex prep schools. Boys transition seamlessly to top senior schools, well-prepared for the next steps in their educational journey.

The Arts flourish with a 220-seated theatre, an intimate Old Barn studio, and a broad Music offering featuring orchestras, choirs, and instrumental ensembles. The school fosters creativity through art displays, a well-equipped Art studio, and state-of-the-art Design Technology lab and Cooking & Nutrition facilities.

Academically, boys thrive in tailored learning environment with access to cutting-edge resources, including Science labs, ICT and augmented reality technology. The Beacon champions the Pre-Senior Baccalaureate, focusing on holistic development of vital life skills across core subjects and extracurriculars.

Sport is inclusive from Nursery onwards, with specialised coaching and a sport for all ethos. The programme is comprehensive covering swimming, football, rugby, cricket, basketball, Hockey and more.

Pastoral care is embedded into every aspect of school life, supported by an on-site counsellor, wellbeing champions across the school and a range of wellbeing and mental health initiatives.

Little Beacons, the educational Nursery, offers a nurturing and inspiring environment for boys aged 3-4, fostering a love for learning through diverse activities and outdoor exploration.

Beyond the classroom, experiential learning opportunities abound, from outdoor education to international trips. The Beacon's holistic approach extends to community outreach and scholarships at top senior schools around the country, cementing its reputation as an excellent educational institution, as recognized by the ISI, rating The Beacon excellent in all areas in 2022.

Wrap-around care and transport services cater to busy families, ensuring convenience and accessibility.

Headmaster Nick Baker has a commitment to future success, with his leadership of a thriving school.

What We Offer

  • Common Entrance
  • EPQ - Extended Project Qualification
  • Classics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Engineering
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Photography
  • English
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fitness Training
  • Five-A-Side Football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Skiiing
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Adventure Training
  • Chess
  • Choir
  • Coding
  • Cooking
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • First Aid/Life Savers
  • Five-A-Side Football
  • Language Club
  • Lego
  • Music
  • Orchestra
  • Orienteering
  • Pipe Band
  • Public Speaking
  • Robotics
  • Sewing & Knitting
  • Skiing
  • Table Tennis
  • Yoga
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Physical Disabilities
  • After School Club
  • Before School Club
  • Breakfast Club
  • Coeliac/Gluten Intolerance
  • Dairy Intolerance
  • Gifted Children
  • Halal
  • Nut Allergies
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Wrap Around Care


  • Assessment
  • Report from previous school
  • References
  • Early registration or registration at birth
  • Trial day at school
  • Bursaries
  • All denominations welcome
  • English

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range3 to 13
    Annual Day Fees *£5940 to £21825
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
    * Currency: GB Pound

    Number Of Pupils

    0Full Boarding0
    0Weekly Boarding0
    Boys Girls

    Number Of Staff

    Full-time: 0
    Part-time: 0

    % Pupils Gaining
    GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining
    A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going
    To University

    School Reviews

    Muddy Stilettos

    The Beacon School, Amersham Leading single sex prep school in the UK, The Beacon has an impressively inclusive, family feel to it, with a focus on pastoral care and turning out well-rounded boys. WHAT? WHERE? The Beacon is a smart independent day Prep School for boys (3-13) between leafy Chesham...  

    Good Schools Guide

    What The Good Schools Guide says Headmaster Since 2022, Nick Baker BA PGCE. Educated at Dr Challoner’s Grammar School in Amersham, UCL (geography) and Newcastle University (PGCE). Cut his teaching teeth at inner London state school before being appointed senior master in 2001 at newly founded...