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March 2018

  • Cadet Duties for Henry Beaufort Student

    Published 29/03/18

    On the 21st March 2018 one of our Year 11 students James Gallimore attended The Mayor of Winchester's Community Awards to carry out cadet duites and suport the Mayor (Councillor David Mclean) during the evening.

    We are pleased to also report that James has been re-elected as a The Mayor's cadet for the new incoming Mayor in May.

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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 to book a tour of the school.

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  • Year 11 Visit Oxford University

    Published 15/03/18


    21 students from Henry Beaufort visited St Edmund Hall at Oxford University on Friday 9th March. Students had been selected based on their academic achievement and were able to get an insight into what it’s like to study at one of the best universities in the world!


    The day began with an introductory lecture about applying to universities and what they look for in a strong candidate. We then met two Oxford students who talked about the university experience from their perspective, covering topics such as university fees, living away from home, and managing workload.


    A tour of the college followed, where we were able to go the college library, the JCR (Junior Common Room), and perhaps most importantly the canteen! At the end of the day, the plenary enabled our students to ask questions about particular course requirements and get a sense of whether Oxford would be a potential choice for them in the future.  


    A huge thank you to the staff St Edmund Hall, particularly Luke Maw for all of his time and expertise in making this a great day.


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