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  • Brilliant Club Scholars Programme

    Published 07/03/24

    Since September, a group of 28 Year 8 students have been taking part in the Brilliant Club Scholars programme. This programme gives students the opportunity to explore higher education and build key skills to succeed in the next stages of their education.  

    The students took part in seven university-style tutorials that were delivered by PhD tutor. One group focused on ‘What is War’ and the other group looked at a biology theme and their course was called the ‘Stem Detectives’.  

    At the end of the tutorials, students had to submit a 1,500 – 2,000 world essays demonstrating the subject knowledge, written communication and critical thinking skills they have developed throughout the programme. The essays produced were exceptional. Once submitted, the students received a mark 1st, 2:1, 2:2 or a 3rd class honours and had a sit-down feedback session with the PhD tutor.  

    On Wednesday 28th March, the students then attended their Graduation Event to celebrate their achievements at Bath University. It was a great day. Students get to experience lecture theatres, listen to students about what life is like as a University student and what they could study. We then had a tour of the impressive Bath University campus and the day finished with the graduation-style certificate awarding.  

    This day hopefully builds their understanding of higher education, to help them make informed choices for the future and decide whether the university route is the right one for them (although a little way off yet!)? 

    These students were amazing throughout and were a credit to the school.

     Well done to all the students involved! 

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  • Henry Beaufort Students deliver important message on online safety to Weeke Primary School Students

    Published 01/03/24

    On Friday 23rd February, six Henry Beaufort students, Tilly, Archie, Matthew, Joseph, Maisie and Oliver visited Weeke Primary School in Winchester to deliver information on how to stay safe online. The students spoke in front of four different classes, delivering clear and informative explanations not only on how to stay safe online but also demonstrating their expertise in the subject. They also spoke on their own personal experiences about keeping safe online. They held small group discussions with five to six students, answering a variety of questions on e-safety and internet usage.

    Mr Farrell, Assistant Head of Year 9 and Curriculum Leader of Computer Science said, “The students were fantastic, delivering this very Important message at Weeke Primary School. Their ability to communicate effectively and educate younger students on such an important topic was admirable.”

    All students involved will be receiving a Headteacher Award in recognition of their maturity in working with younger students on such a sensitive and important subject.

    To view this story online at the Hampshire Chronicle please click the link below:

    Henry Beaufort pupils earn recognition for internet safety guidance | Hampshire Chronicle

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  • ‘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 (

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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

    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:

    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.



    Art Award 


    Business Studies Award


    Child Development Award 


    Computer Studies Award


    Design & Technology Award


    Drama Award 


    Engineering Award


    English Language Award


    English Literature Award


    Entity Award 


    Female Sports Award 


    Food Preparation & Nutrition Award


    French Award 


    Further Maths Award


    GCSE PE Award 


    Geography Award


    German Award 


    Hair & Beauty Award 


    Health & Social Care Award 


    History Award


    Mac Sutcliff Award


    Male Sports Award


    Maths (Achievement) Award


    Maths (Commitment) Award


    Music Award 


    Photography Award 


    Religious Education Award 


    Science Award 


    Spanish Award 


    Sports Studies Awards


    Triple Science Award 


    Whole School awards

    Academic Achievement Award


    Academic Progress Award


    Henry Beaufort Community Award


    Personal Development Award


    Personal Development Award


    Pride Happiness & Ambition Award


    The Service To School Award


    The Student Leader Award


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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: 

    Ellis has also received a Headteachers award for his achievement. 

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