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  • Megan ranked 3rd in the world and top in Britain.

    Published 12/12/18

    Henry Beaufort student Megan has  become 3rd in the world for Ballroom and 9th in the world for Latin  at the WDC world championships which were recently held in Paris.. We are pleased to report that Megan  is now the top British solo dancer in both Ballroom an d Latin. Congratulations Megan!

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  • The Henry Beaufort School Remembers

    Published 09/11/18

    The whole school community marked the centenary of the end of WWI with a special installation. All of the students contributed to the installation by writing messages of remembrance on cut out and origami doves that we have installed along the corridor of  the main reception area. These were prepared as part  of a tutor programme on remembrance.  Our young people were exceptional  this morning. They have created a magnificent installation and their behaviour during the installation and for the two minute silence was exemplary.

     

    Please also view our video from the recent Year 10 WW1 Battlefields trip by clicking here.

     

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  • Young Carers Awareness

    Published 16/10/18

    The Henry Beaufort School has just under 30 Young Carers who attend the school. The Headteacher and Marketing Team have been working with three of these amazing young people to produce a video for staff and students to raise awareness of what it is like to be a young carer.  The video has recently been shown to staff and will be shared with the students as part of the school’s personal development programme.

     

    The Young Carers in this video are supported by Winchester and District Young Carers who are part of the Young Carers Alliance supported by funding from Children in Need, Comic Relief and The Big Lottery fund.

     

    We have been very humbled and touched that these young people and their families have allowed us to share an insight into their experiences.

     

    Please see the video below which we are sure you too will find very moving as well as inspirational.

     

     

     

     

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  • GCSE Results 2018

    Published 23/08/18

     

    The Henry Beaufort School is delighted to announce that we have not only maintained our consistently high academic outcomes in the face of the new tougher GCSE grading systems, but that for the fourth year in a row results have risen significantly. 82% of students attained a grade 4 or above in Maths and 83% attained a grade 4 or above in English.  Students achieving a grade 4 or above in both Maths and English is 76%, a 4% increase on this time last year. A significant number of students achieved Grade 9’s in Maths and English, which is a remarkable achievement.  

     

    On the first year through of the new GCSE’s using the grading system 9-1, Science results with students achieving two GCSEs at grade 4 or above, has risen by 8% to 84% with a total of 29 grades at grade 9. French, German and Spanish results were also exceptional at 81%, 85% and 88% respectively. Other notable achievements at grade 4 or above are Food Technology who attained 81%, PE 80% and Photography, a relatively new addition to the GCSE portfolio at the school, at 79%.

     

    A quarter of all grades were A/A* and 7-9.

     

    The students and staff at The Henry Beaufort School worked tirelessly in the run up to the exams. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the students for their commitment to their studies as well as the staff for their determination to give every child a successful outcome.

     

    Congratulations to all of our students, we are very proud of you.

     

    Sue Hearle

    Headteacher

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  • Henry Beaufort Continues High Standards

    Published 27/04/18

    Dear Parents

    I am sure you are aware that currently there is much debate and discussion about the financial implications of cut backs in education and the pressures that are facing all schools in this current climate of austerity.

    No school is immune from the impact of the current climate. However, I wanted to take this opportunity to reassure you that the high standards of provision at The Henry Beaufort School will be maintained.

    The reduction in schools budgets is not a surprise. Leaders in education have been attempting to mitigate its impact for a number of years now. This has involved tough decisions, as well as a very thorough examination of how the school spends its money.

    We have through the information available to the school from the Local Authority, accounted for the proposed pay awards to support staff and teaching staff in our budget planning. Therefore, I am delighted to inform you that because of the prudent management of the school budget, the school is currently in an exceptionally strong position financially.

    We are fortunate to have a stable and experienced Senior Leadership and Support Staff team at The Henry Beaufort School who have worked hard to ensure that budget cutbacks do not have a negative impact on your child’s education. Our staffing numbers remains stable and I am proud to work with a staffing body committed to the progress and academic attainment of our students.

    This means that at The Henry Beaufort School we will continue with

    • Our commitment to flexible class sizes that suit the need of students
    • Our dedicated school bus service for all of our students who require bus travel to school, ‘door to door’
    • Our commitment to a late bus service so that all students can be fully involved in the wide range of extra-curricular activities that take place after school
    • Our commitment to offer exciting residential trips to places such as New York, the WW1 Battlefields, Finland and Italy, as well as Ski trips and a whole year group camping experience

    We are also working closely with the Local Authority on the school’s expansion plans and I am very excited by the opportunities that this will offer to all of our students. Currently, as well as general building plans to accommodate students from Kings Barton, we are looking at the provision of two new all-weather pitches at the bottom of the site.  The provisional plans also include opening up additional social areas for the children and these will be covered areas. Innovative teaching areas are being considered that will offer new and diverse learning environments for your children.

    I am looking forward to sharing these plans with you once they have been finalised.

    This will enhance the learning opportunities for all of our students in a school that is in seventh place [out of seventy schools] in the Hampshire Local Authority League tables and second in the League table for Winchester.

     I look forward to seeing you at your child’s Celebration Assembly at the end of term, if not before.

    Thank you for your continuing support of our school.

    Yours sincerely

    Miss Hearle

    Headteacher

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  • Are you looking for a school for your child? Questions to ask.

    Published 26/03/18

    Frequently asked questions by parents of a child of secondary school age: 

    Q: Does the school have a strong Progress 8 score?

    A: At The Henry Beaufort school there are no limitations to a child’s attainment because we focus on a child’s progress. Over the three years that Progress 8 scores have been in place , our Progress 8 score has continued to increase:

    2016: 0.18

    2017: 0.22

    2018: 0.25 (provisional) meaning that on average, our Year 11 students achieved a quarter of a grade higher across all of their subjects than their prior attainment predicted.

    Q: Does the school have strong and effective financial management of its budget?

    A: Prudent financial management at The Henry Beaufort school has ensured that the school is in an exceptionally strong position financially. We use our budget to secure well-qualified teaching and support staff as well as providing appropriate, good quality resources.

    Q: What opportunities are there for our child to take part in extra curricular activities?

    A: Our curriculum extension activities run every night after school. These range from sport, music, art and drama clubs to Home Learning club and subject specific opportunities such as STEM club. We provide late buses three nights a week so that every child has the opportunity to take part in after school activities.

    Q: What other enrichment opportunities are there for our child?

    A: At The Henry Beaufort school we are very proud of our cultural enrichment programme.  We organise trips to theatres and  national sporting events as well as taking part in local events such as the annual Mayor Making ceremony.  Our commitment is to offer exciting residential trips to places such as New York, the WW1 Battlefields, Finland and Italy, as well as Ski trips and a whole year group camping experience to name just a few.

    Q: Do you have a large turnover of staff?

    A: Not at The Henry Beaufort school. We have a stable and experienced Senior Leadership team. Ofsted  have recorded that ‘teachers and leaders at all levels are enthusiastic and ambitious’ [Ofsted 2017]. Our loyal and committed staff  are highly skilled as well as  innovative and creative in their approach to teaching. Our Learning Ethos, [HB]² ensures that your child  quickly  becomes an independent learner, highly adept at responding to the requirements of the secondary school curriculum. This independent learning approach is recognised by Sixth Form colleges as a considerable advantage for A Level study.

     

    School places

    Academic Year 2017-2018

    We currently have places available in the year groups 8 & 9

    Academic Year 2018-2019

    Places are currently available from September 2018 in the Year groups 9 & 10

     

    Please contact the school on 01962 880073 or email admin@beaufort.hants.sch.uk to book a tour of the school.

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  • Young Carers visit Winchester University

    Published 29/11/18

    On Tuesday the 16th of October  a group of students who are all young carers were invited to spend a day at the University of Winchester to learn about what life would be like at university.

    The aim of the visit was to give the students an opportunity to:

    •  Explore the types of learning and teaching methods used at university
    • To find out about the different options available after school/college
    • To learn about support available to young carers at university

     

    The students were introduced to the types of subjects and learning methods in higher education as well as the routes that can be taken to get to university and degree apprenticeships.  They  had an opportunity to debate the question, ‘Should the voting age be lowered to 16?’ This as a very lively debate!  They also explored the kind of support they would get as young carers undertaking a degree.

    In the afternoon they undertook the ‘marshmallow challenge’ as well as finding out about the clubs and societies they could join at University.

     

    The students were buzzing at the end  of the day  and talked about how they have learnt so much about the different options available to them. It has also given them  confidence and reassurance that they are able to access further education alongside  the vital role they play in caring for members of their family.

     

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  • Year 10 Remembers

    Published 09/11/18

    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.

     

     

     

     

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  • Going for Gold

    Published 17/10/18

    One of our Students Meg has just won Latin Gold at a recent competition in Blackpool. Meg had a very successful day and also came away with 2nd prize in the gold Ballroom competition also.

     

    We are delighted to learn of Meg's success - congratulations!

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  • Year 7 Languages Morning

    Published 17/10/18

     

    On Friday 28th September students in Year 7 celebrated the European Day of Languages by taking part in a languages morning.  Students and staff came to school dressed in outfits that reflected different countries and languages and attended an assembly and enjoyed a breakfast of a croissant, jam and orange juice.  This was followed by a fashion show in which two students were crowned the best dressed in the Year group and finally we held a languages quiz.  Students were also introduced to the exciting new opportunity starting for Year 7 – extra-curricular Mandarin lessons. 

    Students and staff had a fantastic morning and the MFL department would like to congratulate the students on their commitment to the day and their excellent behaviour.

    We will be continuing the celebrations on our next Personal Development Day in December when Year 7 will be continuing to work on the importance of languages and will get to try taster sessions in different languages.

     

    Congratulations Year 7 on making a fantastic start to your language learning!

     

     Mr Leggatt

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Hampshire Education Awards 2018 Winners

    Published 19/09/18

    The inaugural Hampshire Education Awards 2018 took place last night.

    I am absolutely delighted to inform you that our nominated colleagues from The Henry Beaufort School were award winners!

    Mrs Lewis and Mrs Sacre received the Hampshire Award for ‘Improving Life Chances’ for our young people.

    Miss Colebourn received the Hampshire Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Education’.

    I am sure you will agree with me that both awards could not have gone to more deserving education professionals.

    The awards ceremony took place in The Great Hall in Winchester and the awards were presented by Will Gompertz, the BBC Arts Editor.

    I am so pleased that Hampshire have introduced these awards and I know my colleagues would agree that hearing about the work of education professionals right across the county was both humbling and inspiring.

    Many congratulations Mrs Lewis, Mrs Sacre and Miss Colebourn!

    Miss Hearle

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  • The School Day Timings are changing

    Published 03/09/18

    The School Day Timings are changing slightly from September 2018.

    Please see below for the new timings:

    08:30am - 08:35am AM REGISTRATION

    08:35am - 09:35am LESSON 1

    09:35am -10:35am LESSON 2

    10:35am - 10:50am BREAK

    10:50am - 11:50am LESSON 3

    11:50am - 12:15pm PM FIRST REGISTRATION

    (Week A Luxembourg - Rome - Warsaw / Week B Berlin - Athens - Moscow - Prague)*

    FIRST LUNCH

    (Week A Berlin - Athens - Moscow - Prague / Week B Luxembourg - Rome - Warsaw)*

    12:15pm -12:20pm LUNCHTIME CROSSOVER

    12:20pm -12:45pm PM SECOND REGISTRATION

    (Week A Berlin - Athens - Moscow - Prague / Week B Luxembourg - Rome - Warsaw)*

    SECOND LUNCH

    (Week A Luxembourg - Rome - Warsaw / Week B Berlin - Athens - Moscow - Prague)*

    12:45pm -13:45pm LESSON 4

    13:45pm -14:40pm LESSON 5

    *Friday only of Week A and Week B - Years 9, 10 & 11 first lunch

    - Years 7 & 8 first registration

    - Years 9, 10 & 11 second registration

    - Years 7 & 8 second Lunch

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