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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 https://www.hearingdogs.org.uk

     

     

     

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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.

    Performances

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

    Matilda the Musical JR. | Theatre Royal Winchester

     

     

    ADVERTISE IN THE MATILDA PROGRAMME
    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 liz@winchestermag.com 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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  • Remembrance Sunday Service Winchester Cathedral

    Published 17/11/22

    On Sunday 13th November, year 11 student leaders Holly and Brandon attended the Remembrance Sunday Service at Winchester Cathedral. Along with representatives from military and civilian organisations across Winchester, they also laid the Henry Beaufort School wreath at the war memorial in front of the cathedral, surrounded by members of the armed forces and crowds of onlookers joining together for the two minutes silence and performance of the Last Post.

       

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  • We Remember - WWW1 Battlefields Trip 2022

    Published 08/11/22

     

    During half term 60 Year 10 students and staff spent four days touring the WW1 Battle sites in the Ypres Salient and The Somme. All students were fantastic ambassadors for the school and did us proud at every possible opportunity, whether it be by laying a wreath on behalf of the school during the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate, standing around for an hour waiting for it to start or by demonstrating the utmost respect for each of the locations that we visited. Staff on the trip were stopped by five members of the public, at different locations, to tell us how fantastic, polite and respectful our students were, which was just amazing to hear and very well deserved!

    Every one of these trips is special, as students often find themselves coming home a little different after learning what they do on the Battlefields trip, however this year was extra special. That’s because this year we were the first group to go and see the school’s plaque at the Lochnagar Crater, in commemoration of Private John Bennett.

     

    Private John Bennett served in the Hampshire Regiment after enlisting six weeks before war broke out. He saw action in France, at the Battle of the Somme, and was ‘shot at dawn’ at the execution post in Popperinghe, Ypres in August 1916 for cowardice. In reality, he was a terrified 19 year old who was suffering from PTSD and shellshock having endured endless days and nights being repeatedly shelled and gassed. Witnesses at his Court Marshall state that he was paralysed by fear and fell to pieces as soon as the shelling started. Instead of being given the help he needed, his illness was treated as poor behaviour, and he was made an example of. Private John Bennett, and 305 other soldiers just like him were finally posthumously pardoned in 2006, almost 100 years after they were needlessly executed.

    After hearing his tragic story, and that of so many like him, we decided to commemorate him with a plaque at the Lochnagar Crater, which is one of the locations on The Somme that we visit. Once a German stronghold, it is now a 100ft wide and 30ft deep crater dedicated to remembering the importance of peace and reconciliation.

    It’s hard to comprehend the events of the first world war, particularly the scale of it and the magnitude of the places we visited was incredibly moving for both the staff and students on the trip. That said, the students tackled them with great maturity and we as staff were really impressed by the conversations that we were able to have with them at each site as a result.

     

     

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  • Last Post Ceremony

    Published 24/10/22

    A very moving Last Post ceremony, at Menin Gate, where two of our students laid a wreath on behalf of the school community. All students were absolutely incredible and did us all proud.
     

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  • Personal Development Day Two 21st October 2022

    Published 21/10/22

    Today saw our second of five personal development days take place at the school. The programme is designed to equip students with information to support them through the challenges of their formative years.

     

    Aaron Phipps gold medal winning Paralympic champion gave the Year 11 students the most inspirational talk. 

    Memorable quotes from Aarons talk  today:

     

    “I lost 30% of my body before I used 100% of my potential”… 

    “Life starts outside of  your comfort zone!”




    Tom Webb, Barrister and ex Henry  Beaufort student gave year 10 students a wonderful talk about a profession in law and his journey to qualifying.


    Thank you to both for giving our students your time and inspiration today.

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  • GCSE Exam Results 2022

    Published 25/08/22

    The Henry Beaufort School is celebrating superb results with individual subjects that are either in line or above the grades published for the last set of externally marked exams in 2019.

    Core subjects achieve the following results at grade 4 or above:

    Maths 83%

    English 84%

    Science 80%

    Pass rates for triple science were 95% at grade 4 or above. 56% of the year group took triple science, meaning they sat the three individual disciplines of chemistry, biology and physics. Triple science better prepares students for the rigour of Science A level courses because of the more challenging content, so well done to the 106 students who took this course and did so well!

    A particular well done to Alice, Hayden, Olivia, Daisy and Katie who gained grade 9’s in all three separate disciplines of triple science.

    Well done to Alice, Hayden and Olivia who each attained 9 GCSEs at grade 9 and Daisy who attained 7 GCSEs at grade 9 and Jasmine who attained 8 GCSEs at grade 9.

    Other notable subject achievements at GCSE grade 4 or above:

    German                90%

    Spanish                 98%

    French                   85%

    Art                         93%

    PE                          92%

    Music                     89%

    Drama                  89%

    Food                      86%

    Photography        85%

    Literature             83%

    History                  80%

    Computing            80%

    Sue Hearle, Headteacher said, ‘This has been another outstanding year for the school. There has been so much press speculation about these results and the unnecessary labelling of students as the ‘lost’ generation.

    This is not a ‘lost’ generation, this is a generation who are showing us the way forward. These results demonstrate their determination and resilience. This has been a hard-won success story for our students, and we are so proud of not only what they have achieved but how they have worked to achieve these superb results. We all have a lot to learn from the commitment they have shown and the way in which they have refused to use covid and lockdown learning as an excuse.

    Thank you too to all my colleagues who have supported our students through the last two years going above and beyond to make up for lost learning time in school. I feel privileged to work with such dedicated colleagues.

     Well done Year 11, you are superb role models for us all.’

    For all enquires please click here.

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