Beech Hall School Celebrates Major Award Accolade
Pupils and staff members from Beech Hall are jubilant after being declared a ‘Finalist’
in the highly prestigious national Independent Schools Association (ISA).
The Macclesfield-based school was awarded the much coveted recognition for its
outstanding achievements in the Excellence for Extra-Curricular Activity award
category. It will now go through to the final judging round, competing for the Category
The award recognises the impressive achievements of the school’s dedication to
developing pupil self-confidence, by setting personal goals and fostering a sense of
community, through taking part in challenging initiatives such as the Daily Mile, the
Great North Swim and the Mega Triathlon. These three events alone saw almost half
the school engaged in achieving individual ambitions. Moreover, charitable targets run
alongside many of the school’s activities and events, serving to engage the interest
and support of the whole school.
Beech Hall Headmaster James Allen explains: “We are thrilled to be one of only two
finalists in our award category. It is an immensely well-subscribed and highly regarded
awards scheme, and there would have been a lot of very strong competition from
excellent schools throughout the UK.
“To support our pupils’ positive mental health and wellbeing, Beech Hall’s
extracurricular programme has been expanded to include a number of new and
developing initiatives. Through all of these activities, there is a focus on promoting and
enhancing the confidence and self-worth of each individual, and we are immensely
proud to offer many unique and varied life experiences to all of our learners.
“These range from enriching expeditions to far flung places such as Zanzibar where
they had the opportunity to partner with a local school on DIY challenges and put their
leadership skills to the test, to setting demanding, physical personal challenges for
pupils as we prepare them for major events which involve in-depth physical
preparation and dedication.
“Our pupil’s commitment has been impressive and I have been gratified to see the
personal satisfaction that so many have realised through achieving these individual
goals. Through focused training and participation in something as a team, our pupils
have been able to enjoy much personal success and satisfaction.
“Everyone at the school is now very excited to learn of the final outcome of the judging
in November, to see if we have won the entire category.”