Welcome to Lord Lawson

As Principal, it is my great privilege and pleasure to welcome you to Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy.  The academy is at an exciting time in its history and development.  The academy is improving fast, and I am firmly committed to provide every student here with the very best education possible.  This promise includes exciting academic courses, excellent pastoral support, and inspiring extra-curricular activities. 

The education we offer here is ambitious – we want every student to achieve extraordinary success.  This may be academic success, enjoyable in itself and so important for the future.  It may be sporting and artistic success, areas in which our academy already excels.  And it should include personal success: this is a place where children grow, flourish and discover who they are.  For our students, success will come in many different forms. 

Our most recent Ofsted inspection, in 2019, and my arrival as Principal soon after, began a process of rapid school improvement.  Over the time since then, and even during the coronavirus pandemic, we have made many important improvements to the school and to the quality of education we offer here.  Staff and governors are absolutely united with me in our mission to transform this school for the benefit of our students.  Parents support us in this drive.  Students already at the school, and those who will join in the future, will benefit fully from this transformation.

“Positive changes in the school’s culture are evident around the school. Parents, staff and pupils are pleased with the changes made.”

I hope you will take the opportunity to visit us – in person if possible, or through our improved website – to see for yourself how we are bringing to life our vision for outstanding education, based on trust and respect, courage and ambition.   And I look forward to welcoming you personally when you visit or join Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy. 

Best wishes

Andrew Fowler