Headmaster of Beechwood – Mr Aaron Lennon

Beechwood is a co-educational independent school for boys and girls aged 3 – 18, which comprises a Nursery School, Preparatory School and Senior School. Founded by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart in 1915, Beechwood retains its Catholic tradition, but today welcomes students of all faiths.

“As Head at Beechwood, it will be my job to shape the future of the school and inspire the next generation of Beechwood pupils to achieve their very best.”

In our small classes, teachers stimulate students to excel in what they are good at and build confidence in areas they find difficult, from the youngest child in the Preparatory School through to our oldest Senior School students.

“Beechwood is known for its genuine family atmosphere and tangible sense of community, where every student is known, supported and encouraged. I believe that young people learn effectively only when they feel happy and secure, and it is my aim as Head to ensure that we achieve this goal for all the boys and girls in our school.”

Mr Aaron Lennon


 Mission Statement

  • To be a vibrant, caring school, providing an education rooted in our Catholic Christian faith and in the Sacred Heart tradition where each person is known and loved.
  • To enable all who study here to discover their strengths and make the most of their talents within a nurturing and supportive community.
  • To foster spiritual and personal development and a sense of social responsibility.
  • To create an educational environment that nurtures creativity, encourages flexibility and embraces independence of thought
  • To equip our pupils with the values, skills, and habits of mind that will help shape their future in a wider world.

In order to achieve these overall aims, we have the following specific intentions:

  • To provide for all pupils a curriculum that is broad, balanced, coherent and relevant
  • To assist all pupils to acquire the knowledge and skills which will enable them to lead fulfilling lives at School, at home and at work, through academic and personal development opportunities.
  • To enable all pupils to become confident, independent, self-disciplined adults, able to co-operate with others in a responsible and considerate manner
  • To assist all pupils to appreciate human achievement in all forms: art, drama, literature, music, science, technology and physical pursuits and to encourage participation in these fields as appropriate
  • To enable all pupils to gain a knowledge of and respect for people of other races and nationalities and their beliefs, cultures and ways of life, and to encourage them to live together harmoniously
  • To develop in all pupils a care and concern for others
  • To encourage all pupils to contribute to the life and community of the School through a culture of service and participation in activities and events.
  • To promote in all pupils respect of religious and moral values and in particular those of the Catholic Church