Beech Grove School and Academy

Beech Grove School is a registered independent school providing education for children from the ages of 6-18.  The school is set within the Beech Grove community in rural Kent.  The lower school is housed in a purpose built facility, while the upper school (known as the Academy) is set within a magnificent listed building built in 1878 by George Devey.

The school provides a demanding academic programme and many extra-curricular activities. This continues in the Academy, where pupils additionally have the chance to acquire diverse practical skills, from journalism and agriculture to drama and dance.  Pupils also interact with other schools in a variety of activities and competitions, such as Young Enterprise, CREST Award, Mock Trial, and cross-country running. 

During the years up to 2009, 100% of our pupils achieved C-A* in all their GCSE subjects. Instead of GCSE courses we now award students an Upper Secondary Diploma corresponding to ISCED Level 3C of the UNESCO International Standard Classification of Education (1997).

The school does not select children on the basis of academic achievement. Priority is given to the children of families living in the Beech Grove community.

For our latest inspection report, please see the Ofsted website

Guest Speakers

The school frequently invites guest speakers to come and talk with the students.

Academy Concert

Beech Grove Academy performs "Pirates of the Caribbean."