A BRIEF HISTORY OF OUR SCHOOL
Beaconsfield Primary School is a thriving community school in the heart of the vibrant Southall community. Our school is located in a large Victorian building and we are very fortunate to have many specialist rooms for activities such as music, science, art & design, computing and an Adult Learning space.
The school was formed in 1908 as a high school for girls. From 1916 to 1919 the school was used as a hospital (No.2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall) to treat over 7000 wounded Australian soldiers from the battlefields of World War 1. After the hospital use the school was converted into a mixed junior and infant school. The school is now a mixed primary and nursery school.
The school at one time had three forms of entry and additional buildings. As new schools were built these were removed to give us a grassy field and a larger playground. A nursery was added several years ago and now the school provides a single form of entry primary and nursery school with 252 pupils on roll.
With the increasing demand for school places the school is now expanding again to become a two form entry school. A 'bulge' Reception class has now opened in a newly constructed room adjoining the main hall.
Construction will shortly commence on a new two-storey building to be placed on the northern side of the school site. The new building will contain a new kitchen/dining room facility, two specialist classrooms for our ARP pupils and four larger modern classrooms along with group work rooms and sensory and soft play rooms.
In addition to the new building the existing building will undergo extensive refurbishment and modernisation. All work will incorporate modern design features and support sustainability with solar panels, reduced drainage run-off and efficient insulation and heating. The next 100 years for Beaconsfield will be as successful as the last 108 years has been.