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    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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  • Section 8 Ofsted Inspection March 2023

    Published 13/06/23

    PRESS RELEASE – DATE – 13th June 2023


    Section 8 Ofsted Inspection March 2023


    The Henry Beaufort school continues to be a ‘good’ school.

    The school’s high expectations for students remains a constant thread from its previous inspection report in 2017 and students are ‘happy and proud of their achievements’.


    Sue Hearle, Headteacher stated;

    ‘‘I am pleased that the Inspector has recognised that our curriculum is broad and provides interest for all of our young people. Our five-year curriculum is acknowledged as a strength and learning is supported by the expertise of our teachers.

    The work the school has undertaken to secure high-quality provision for personal development is also recognised including our ‘high quality’ careers guidance.’’


    The school has two action points:

    1. Curriculum Mapping.  Students have a curriculum map in their exercise books that details the five-year learning journey for each subject they study.

    The focus for the action point is to increase the detail in the curriculum maps.

    1. Ofsted consider the Ebacc GCSE subjects as the most ambitious GCSE pathway for young people.  The Ebacc [the study of english, maths, science, history or geography and a language] is not a qualification and does not impact on entry to any university.   Although the school’s Ebbac entry is 2% above the national average it does not meet the government target.

    The school is to encourage more students to take a modern foreign language to GCSE level. 


    Sue Hearle stated ‘Ofsted have recognised that we are an inclusive school, and that our inclusivity goes well beyond our significant academic success. Our ethos is centred on preparing our young people for the complexities, the challenges, and the excitement of opportunities beyond the school gate.

    We are committed to continuing that journey, sustaining what we already do well, rising to the challenge of strategic improvement and continuing to be an important and successful presence in our local and wider community.’

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  • Mental Health Week 15th - 22nd May 2023

    Published 17/05/23

    This week students at The Henry Beaufort School have been understanding the importance of Mental Health Awareness Week through an assembly and tutor session. 

    All students watched a clip provided from Anna Freud to help them understand about Mental Health. This clip can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

    There are documents available for parents to support with their understanding which can be viewed by clicking on the uploaded documents below.

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  • Technology Competition

    Published 17/03/23

    On the 21st February a team of year 9 students from both Design and Technology and Engineering were invited to take part in a competition at the very prestigious Winchester college. 

    The competition was made up of a selection of schools from Winchester College to Portsmouth and the surrounding areas. 

    The students were given a strict timeline in which to design and manufacture a full sized, and functional chair.  The chair was to be made entirely out of corrugated card, use no glue or tape, be as light as possible, attractive as possible, comfortable as possible and hold the weight of a full-grown adult. 

    Henry Beaufort had two teams of three all of whom fully embraced the challenge, creatively engineering and designing a solution to the problem. 

    The completed items were then evaluated and tested using rigorous testing criteria. 

    Mr Brown Teacher of Design and Technology said “I am delighted to say that out of the 8 teams Henry Beaufort came a very credible seventh and second, being just pipped to the post by a Team from a school in Portsmouth. 

    I am incredibly proud of Team HB, who really showed their creativity and innovation, not to mention teamwork and a phenomenal work ethic.” 

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  • Silver EAL (English as an Additional Language) Excellence Award by EMTAS

    Published 13/03/23

    We are thrilled to announce that The Henry Beaufort School has been awarded Silver EAL (English as an Additional Language) Excellence Award by EMTAS (Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service).

    This award has been developed by EMTAS Specialist Teacher Advisor team, and the EAL Excellence Award is an online school self-assessment framework for monitoring the impact of provision for pupils learning English as an Additional Language (EAL) as well as the wider aspects of black and minority ethnic achievement.

    The EAL Excellence Award covers five broad areas:

    • Leadership & Management
    • Pedagogy & Practice
    • Data, Assessment & Progress
    • Teaching & Learning
    • Parental & Community Engagement

    Mrs R Eckett (English as an Additional Language Coordinator) said: “I am really delighted that the high level of support we offer our EAL students and the strong awareness that staff across the school have of their needs, has been recognised with this award and praised by EMTAS as being in some areas as ‘truly exemplary’.”

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  • Celebrating World Book Day 2023

    Published 02/03/23


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  • Hearing Dog Visit - 25th January 2023

    Published 27/01/23


    Look who came to visit us!  North, a trainee Hearing Dog was the centre of attention at a talk given by his Trainer to our D/deaf students.  We learnt all about how North is being trained to alert his new owner to sounds which will keep him safe and then, as he will be working for a teacher, he had a quick tour to get used to all the sights and smells of a school.  He was brilliant as were all our students.


    North is being trained by the charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People




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  • Matilda Jr The Musical

    Published 27/01/23

    Wow! What a performance our students gave in the recent production of Matilda Jr The Musical held at The Theatre Royal Winchester.

    It was simply wonderful. Directed by Mrs Miles Head of Drama The Henry Beaufort School, the students brought the stage alive with their brilliant performance.

    They received wonderful reviews please click on the links to view these. The Hampshire Chronicle and Winchester Magazine

    To view photos of the performance please click on the link below. Photos kindly supplied by Mr. McQuat (parent).

    To view photos of the performance please click here.

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  • Childrens Health Information from Hampshire County Council.

    Published 04/01/23

    Childrens Health


    Please find below information from Hampshire County Council.


    Due to current pressures on the NHS, we have been asked that schools promote the Healthier Together resource for parents to get advice and guidance about their child's health and well-being.

    Please could you send the attachment below to all parents today and add this to the front pages of your school website, if it is not there already. This is a useful resource to signpost to for all health and well-being information, with the pathways having been developed by clinicians.


    Attachment to be shared with parents and on school websites: STAY IN CONTROL OF YOUR CHILDS HEALTH


    Healthier Together should be the first point of call for parents. The platform has a number of accessibility functions: when touched, the text will be read aloud; parents may select their country's flag and all the pages will be translated into their language; and the font size can also be increased. 

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  • Matilda Tickets

    Published 06/12/22

    Tickets are now available to purchase for The Henry Beaufort School’s production of Matilda which is taking place at The Theatre Royal, Winchester.


    • Tuesday 17th January 2023
    • Wednesday 18th January 2023
    • Thursday 19th January 2023

    Matilda the Musical JR. | Theatre Royal Winchester



    Winchester Magazine is producing our Matilda Programme which will be a full-colour souvenir of our production, sold at the three nights of the show at Theatre Royal, with a print run of 600 copies. If you own or work at a business that would like to be included in the programme with an advert, email or call 01962 881422. All profits from the programme will be donated to our school to help fund future productions.

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  • Chloe Raising Alopecia Awareness

    Published 21/11/22

    Following her appearance on the local news talking about Alopecia and raising awareness for the charity, student Chloe's local ice hockey team who  Chloe has supported for several years asked if she would present man of the match award. Photo of Chloe and the team.

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  • The Last Post 2022

    Published 18/11/22


    Last Friday whilst the whole school fell silent to pay our respect to fallen soldiers, we did so to The Last Post performed by students Matt and Will.



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