Beaconside C of E Primary School & Acorn Nursery

We value all our children and what makes them unique, enabling them to build a future through embracing life in all its fullness, loving learning and a desire to shine.

Beaconside C of E Primary School & Acorn Nursery

“Let your light so shine before others that they may see your good works” (Matthew 5:16)

Reading Bus

If you have walked round the Beaconside site, you can't fail to have noticed the red double-decker bus parked on the playground.  We were absolutely delighted to be given it by Stagecoach who also arranged for it to be decommissioned and installed on our playground.


We are currently raising funds to convert it into an exciting reading and learning space for all of the children in the school.  We are delighted to have raised £1,065 from events last year and £910 from our "name a book" scheme so far....

Our Reading bus kindly donated by Stagecoach
Our Reading bus kindly donated by Stagecoach

How would you like your name on the bus? 

In keeping with the theme of reading, we are going to decorate the outside of the bus with books, and if you "buy" a book, you can choose the title of the book that you would like to be printed on the spine.  Download a "book" form here 

Would you or your business like to help?

We would be delighted if you or your business would like to help us fit out our bus.  We are just putting together designs for the inside of the bus and would love support in the form of knowledge, skills or materials.  If this is something you or your business would be able to help us with, we would be delighted to speak to you.  Please email us at BeaconsidePTA@gmail.com.

Examples of other reading buses that schools have created......