Welcome

As Principal, it is my great privilege and pleasure to welcome you to Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy. You are looking to join the academy at an exciting time in its history and development. The academy is improving fast, and I am firmly committed to providing every pupil here with...

About Us

Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy is a larger-than-average mixed secondary school in the town of Birtley. The school role is usually around 1450 students, including around 200 in the sixth form. The school occupies a large site, elevated above the east side of the town. Birtley is situated in the...

Ofsted Report

OUR MOST RECENT OFSTED REPORT Please find below a copy of the Ofsted Inspection report for our school. This confirms our judgements that our school requires improvement and our sixth form is good. Most importantly, Inspectors found safeguarding is effective and staff are vigilant with high standards of pastoral care....

Year 10 Visit Cambridge University

Five of our students were part of a Gateshead schools visit organised by Jesus College to encourage students to consider university and applying to Oxbridge. Students enjoyed taster lectures, a tour of several colleges and faculties in Cambridge as well as completing fun team building games and a university budgeting...

Year 11 Study Support

To support the Year 11 pupils in their studies as they work through this important year we have a number of study support opportunities throughout the week. Pupils will need to prioritise their English, Maths and Science subjects. Our option subject departments are offering a number of times that pupils...

Work Inspiration Industry Visit Komatsu

On Wednesday 18th September a group of Year 10 Technology pupils were very fortunate to visit the Komatsu UK factory in Birtley, where pupils were introduced to the work that is carried out there and the skills required of their workforce. Students heard about the history of Komatsu and how...

Skills North East 2019

On Tuesday 17th September a group of Year 11 students attended Skills North East, the North East’s largest skills, career and apprenticeship event for 14-24-year-olds, at Newcastle Arena. The inspiring event included up to 60 exhibitors made up of employers, universities, colleges and training providers. Before the event students were encouraged...