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  • Whole School Production 2025 – ‘Everybody’s Talking about Jamie’

    Published 23/02/24

    The Henry Beaufort School is excited to announce the 2025 whole school production, hosted at the Theatre Royal Winchester will be ‘Everybody’s Talking about Jamie’.

     

     

     

    This amazing musical is about Jamie New, who is 16 and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation.

     

    Supported by his brilliant, loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies, and steps out of the darkness into the spotlight.

     

    Sixteen: the edge of possibility. Time to make your dreams come true.

     

    We would be so grateful if you can speak to your child and discuss and encourage them to attend the audition for their year group.  If your child has an interest in performing on stage – whether it is a non-speaking role, a member of the chorus or a lead role please encourage them to come along. Or it could be that they would like to help backstage and we would welcome them to attend at the auditions also.

     

    The auditions will take place afterschool 2.40pm – 3.45pm, students will need to head to Drama 1&2 at the end of the day.

    Monday 26th February Years 7 and 8

    Thursday 29th February Years 9 and 10

     

    Although a little way off please save the dates for this amazing production at the Theatre Royal, Winchester.

     

    1st night Wednesday 22nd January 2025 7.00pm

    2nd night Thursday 23rd January 2025 7.00pm

    Final night Friday 24th January 2025 7.00pm

     

    We are very much looking forward to this exciting production – if you have any questions, please contact Mrs Miles (kim.miles@staff.beaufort.hants.sch.uk).

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  • Festival of the Moon

    Published 23/02/24

    The Henry Beaufort Jazz Band took part in an unforgettable night of beautiful music under the moon hosted on the 6th February at Winchester Cathedral. The Moon installation by artist Luke Jerram was on display at Winchester Cathedral as it toured the cathedrals in the UK.

    The Henry Beaufort Jazz band was invited to perform, alongside Winchester Cathedral's Choristers, Winchester College, University of Winchester and Hampshire Music Service.

    This evening was called ‘Moon Medley’ and was the perfect opportunity to see this magnificent art installation, with the accompaniment of world class music from up and coming young performers.

    The Jazz Band is led by Jamie Wilson and under his guidance and the support of Mrs Seddon and Mrs Saunders the Jazz Band performed 3 incredible pieces and they were amazing!

    Well done to all the students involved!

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  • Music Success

    Published 09/02/24

    James - Year 11

    James loved being part of the cast of the amazing HB show of Matilda Jr at the Theatre Royal last year. Since then, he has been a cast member of ‘Barnaby Bear’, a show at the Anvil in Basingstoke designed by Hampshire Music Service to provide a first experience at the theatre for KS1 children. The small cast includes a teddy bear that magically comes to life!

    As part of the Mayflower Theatre Summer Youth Project, he was cast as Turkey (the school headmaster), and was understudy for the lead in their production of Honk, a musical version of the Ugly duckling. He has also just finished 'A Christmas Carol' at the MAST Mayflower Studio theatre, where he played four roles and, therefore, needed very quick costume changes! As he is keen on following a musical career, he was delighted to deputise for the Musical Director leading the cast warm-ups. And on that note (no pun intended!), James was grateful to spend his work experience time with the Hampshire Music Service, visiting many schools and assisting with activities.

    James is a member of the Hampshire County Youth Choirs (Show Choir, Youth Choir, and Chamber Choir) and has participated in exciting projects such as performing at the Grange Festival, a workshop with Bob Chilcott (a famous modern composer), and many concerts with other HMS ensembles. The choirs are encouraging more young people to sign up, see https://hantschoirs.wixsite.com/website

    James and his family love all sorts of music and have a lot of fun working on recording the music and related videos. Their latest YouTube video is a rock cover:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhzRDlgUBq4

    He also plays a number of instruments, including the drums, French horn and piano. In the Spring he will sit his Grade 7 music theory exam but has cut down on performances, so he can get through his GCSE’s!

    We look forward to following James as his career continues to develop and flourish. The West End beckons!

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  • Progress Evening Reminder

    Published 08/01/24

    Just a polite reminder that Progress Evening's will be taking place online on the following dates:

    • Year 11Thursday 11th January 2024
    • Year 8Thursday 25th January 2024
    • Year 9Tuesday 16th April 2024
    • Year 10Wednesday 15th May 2024
    • Year 7Thursday 13th June 2024

     

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  • Christmas Extravaganza

    Published 15/12/23

    Our Christmas Extravaganza took place on Tuesday 12th December and was performed for over 300 guests. The evening saw up to nearly 200 students come together with a mixture of Music, Dance, Gymnastics and Drama and featured some incredible solos from Year 11 students. 

    A special thank you to all the staff and students who were involved. We are incredibly proud of all of you as it was a truly great evening.

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  • Year 12 Presentation Evening

    Published 06/12/23

    On Thursday, November 23rd, we welcomed back our former Year 11 cohort for their Year 12 Presentation Evening. The evening was dedicated to celebrating the outstanding achievements of the year group, and we were delighted to have Mrs. Taggart back after her recent knee operation. She didn't want to miss bidding farewell to her students one last time.

    The event started with a presentation from Miss Hearle, who warmly welcomed parents and students, extending congratulations on their GCSE successes. This was followed by the recognition of subject honourable mentions and award winners, which was a fantastic opportunity to applaud students who showcased exceptional attitudes and achieved outstanding results in each subject.

    As tradition dictates, the halfway point featured performances from our current students. Year 10 student Bernice delivered a beautiful piano rendition of 'Clair de Lune' by C. Debussy, while Year 11 student Talia performed 'Close Every Door' from Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat.

    The evening continued with the presentation of the whole school awards, celebrating achievements across the entire school. Following tradition, the Year 12 cohort lined up one final time in their tutor groups to collect their official exam results from Miss Hearle which was an emotional and proud moment for students, parents, and teachers alike.

    Mrs. Taggart then addressed her year group one last time, reminiscing about their five-year journey and sharing her 'Top Taggart Tips.' Her speech, coupled with her endearing obsession with Take That, provided a brilliant conclusion to the evening.

    As the event concluded, it was heart-warming to see the Year 12 cohort approach their teachers, sharing stories of their new adventures, and personally expressing gratitude for their dedicated work.

    Special thanks go to Mrs Briggs, Mrs. Hine, Mrs. Goodwill, Mrs. Wallis and the Year 11 senior student leaders for organising and running the event. We also extend our gratitude to all parents for their attendance, and we hope they enjoyed the Year 12 celebrations.

    At Henry Beaufort School, we take pride in this Year 12 group and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavours and look forward to hearing about their future successes.

    Award 

     Name 

    Art Award 

    Ethan

    Business Studies Award

    Matthew

    Child Development Award 

    Lily-May

    Computer Studies Award

    Jade

    Design & Technology Award

    Nathan

    Drama Award 

    Mia

    Engineering Award

    Cameron

    English Language Award

    Imogen

    English Literature Award

    Chloe

    Entity Award 

    Eeli

    Female Sports Award 

    Phoebe

    Food Preparation & Nutrition Award

    Maisie

    French Award 

    Faith

    Further Maths Award

    Arthur

    GCSE PE Award 

    Benjamin

    Geography Award

    Oliver

    German Award 

    Alexander

    Hair & Beauty Award 

    Maxine

    Health & Social Care Award 

    Holly

    History Award

    Saba

    Mac Sutcliff Award

    Ethan

    Male Sports Award

    Albert

    Maths (Achievement) Award

    Leo

    Maths (Commitment) Award

    Samiul

    Music Award 

    Matthew

    Photography Award 

    Lilly

    Religious Education Award 

    Isla

    Science Award 

    Leanne

    Spanish Award 

    Eliza

    Sports Studies Awards

    Danica

    Triple Science Award 

    Malachy

    Whole School awards

    Academic Achievement Award

    Imogen

    Academic Progress Award

    Santiago

    Henry Beaufort Community Award

    Chloe

    Personal Development Award

    Jonathan

    Personal Development Award

    Harmon

    Pride Happiness & Ambition Award

    Nathan

    The Service To School Award

    Lily

    The Student Leader Award

    Haydn

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  • Christmas Extravaganza 2023

    Published 13/11/23
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  • Lest we forget

    Published 10/11/23

    Please view our very moving Remembrance Assembly video.

     

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  • Student Ellis raises £1800 for Charity

    Published 08/11/23

    Student Ellis and his sister Amelie raised £1800 for charity during the half-term. 

    The both walked 30 miles from Winchester to Foxlease in the New Forest for charity. They raised over £1,800!! 

    The BBC published their story. 

    Please see the link below to read more: 

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-67207293.amp 

    Ellis has also received a Headteachers award for his achievement. 

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  • 1st Prize for Year 11 Student Ella at Hampshire Young Poets 2023

    Published 19/10/23

     

    We are delighted that Year 11 student Ella won 1st prize in her age category for her poem at the recent Hampshire Young Poets competition.

    Miss Knight, English Teacher, said “It was a wonderful morning, and I am so proud of Ella for representing the school.”

    Her poem is on the concept of ‘Home’, and it is below: 

    Hurriedly sewn into lovingly stitched petticoats,

    The last of the family silver came with us

    Across the Channel, across the water

    To safety

    We left our life on distant shores

    To build another somewhere strange

    Surrounded by new customs, language, people

    We forged a new future

    And made our home again.

    The years have passed

    Time has changed us

    But the silver still sits, pride of place, upon the mantelpiece

     

    Miss Hearle, Headteacher presenting Ella with her
    Gold Award

    As a result, the school won a £50 gift voucher for P & G Wells to spend on poetry books.

    Ella has also received a Headteachers Gold Award for her achievement. This award represents the highest award you can get in school!

    Congratulations Ella!

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  • GCSE EXAM RESULTS 2023

    Published 29/07/23

    The Henry Beaufort School is celebrating excellent results that are in line with expected outcomes and as we anticipated, a significant number of subjects have results that are above the grades achieved in 2019.

    Maths and English continue what is now a five-year trend of above 80% for grades 4-9. The school is committed to a broad and balanced range of GCSE choices, and it is particularly satisfying to see expressive arts subjects such Music and Photography at 90% grade 4 to 9. Equally the school’s focus on languages has seen another set of outstanding results with French and Spanish at 91% and 85% respectively.

              

    Sue Hearle, Headteacher said, ‘This has been another excellent year for The Henry

    Beaufort School and is evidence of our consistently high performance as a school.

    Despite lost learning time in lockdown, our young people have risen to the challenge and worked with my incredible, highly skilled colleagues to secure successful future opportunities in education and the workplace.

    Well done to our Year 11 students, they have shown that hard work, resilience, and determination lead to very well-deserved success.’

     

     

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