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  • Hello from Henry B! Edition 16

    Published 08/07/20

    8th July 2020


    Dear Parents and Students,

    I was delighted to receive the green light from the government that all students can return to school in September. We are drawing up our plans on how this will work and these will be published to you before the end of the term. This will include our on line contingency plan if we are subject to a national or local lockdown. It is our intention to operate our standard timetable with some adjustments being made within the school day to allow us to keep to year group bubbles as much as it is possible. This will be particularly important at pastoral and social times of the day. Bus routes and times will now be finalised and published as soon as possible.

    In order to protect our young people and my colleagues as much as we can the emphasis will be on hygiene. Sanitising hands, wiping down equipment and washing hands will be the top priority. The site will also be thoroughly cleaned every night after school.

    All aspects of the school day will be very structured. There will be a number of additional rules to follow and these must be followed. Year 10 have already experienced the differences on the school site and they have responded magnificently. We are all going to have to take more responsibility for our own actions so that we protect everyone on the school site and on the buses. I know that the young people of The Henry Beaufort School are more than capable of doing this. I am relying on their support and their awareness of the importance of keeping everyone safe by following the rules.

    Teachers and support staff will not be able to interact with you in the same way, having to keep to a 2 metre distance where at all possible. It doesn’t mean that they don’t care but they too have to follow the guidance issued by the government.

    The most important thing to remember is that we will be back as a whole school community from September and I cannot wait to see you all!

    We will be back to full school uniform from September so it might be a good idea to try on your uniform this week to see if you need to order any items! Our pre loved uniform will be available on Monday the 31st of August. Times and venue will be confirmed at a later date.

    Dates for the diary

    Monday the 7th of September 2020  - Year 7 only - Transition/ Learning day

    Tuesday the 8th of September 2020  - All students return to school.

    Calendar dates published in the Student Handbook are subject to change. There will be no after school activities for the first half of the term and no late buses. This will be reviewed in October based on the national picture/ guidance. This is in line with other secondary schools in the area.

    In the meantime with less than two weeks to go we still have a few activities and challenges for you to try.

    Your recipe this week is provided by Mrs Denman and it is for Oaty Summer Crumble.

    In your hbX challenge this week, Mrs Briggs and Mrs Lewis have kick started the countdown to Christmas with a Christmas card competition for the Respect Project, who support the LGBTQ+ community.

    It will be snowing before you know it!

    With my best wishes to you and your families.

    Miss Hearle


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  • 'Above Average' Progress 8 Score

    Published 17/10/19

    The Department of Education 2019 Progress 8 scores have been released and we are delighted with our Progress 8 score of 0.25. This places The Henry Beaufort School in the  'Above Average' rating for secondary schools nationally (only 17% of all schools receive this rating) and puts the School in the top ten of all schools in Hampshire for Progress 8.


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    Published 22/08/19

    The Henry Beaufort School Examination Results 2019

    The Henry Beaufort School is delighted to announce that we have maintained our consistently high academic outcomes and for the fifth year in a row results have continued to rise.  All three core subjects achieved over 80% at grade 4 and above. 83% of students attained a grade 4 or above in Maths and 82% attained a grade 4 or above in English. Students achieving a grade 4 or above in both Maths and English is 78%, a 2% increase on this time last year. Grade 9’s in Maths and English were over 5% of the cohort, which is a considerable achievement.

    Science results, with students achieving two GCSEs at grade 4 or above are at 81%.  An increase of 11% of the year group [in comparison to 2018] took Triple Science and these results rose by 3% on 2018 figures.

    Spanish results at 9-4 rose from 88% to 100% with 23% of the students achieving a Grade 9!

    Other notable achievements at grade 4 or above are Food Technology who attained 86%, PE 86% [a 6% rise on last year], Art at 88% and Drama at 83%. History and Geography results were 76% and 75% respectively with Geography results at grades 9-7 at 38% and History at 26%.

    Sue Hearle, Headteacher stated: ‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank the students for their determined approach to their studies as well as the outstanding commitment of all of my colleagues who were relentless in their pursuit of success for our young people. I am privileged to work with an exceptional group of professionals. 

    Congratulations to all of our students, we are very proud of you.

    Sue Hearle


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  • The Henry Beaufort STEM students meet The Princess Royal

    Published 27/09/19


    The Henry Beaufort STEM Club attended the STEM Engagement Event at Sandhurst Military College today 27th September 2019  and were fortunate to meet The Princess Royal whilst she was visiting the event. The photograph above shows students Charlie and Ellie introducing themselves and explaining the tasks they were completing in this workshop. The photograph below a further group shot of the event.


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  • Happy Birthday Captain Tom Moore

    Published 30/04/20

    Over the last couple of weeks, the staff at Hampshire Music Service (with additional support from a few of their ensemble members) have been working hard to put together a musical Happy Birthday message for Captain Tom Moore. The video is a virtual performance of Happy Birthday and For He's a Jolly Good Fellow, with a special feature of the Wellesley March, the march of his old regiment, the Duke of Wellington's. 

    The video has now been released on their social media accounts and they are encouraging their followers to sing along to the video at 8.05pm on Thursday, 30th April 2020 for the nationwide birthday tribute to Captain Tom. HMS have asked us to share this with you - especially as some of our pupils might even see their HMS teacher on the video! The link to the video is below:

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  • Donations to the Shield Mask Fund

    Published 22/04/20

    A number of parents have asked if they can contribute to either the Shield Mask production or the fundraising efforts of our colleagues running for the NHS.


    If you wish to make a contribution to the Shield Mask fund please use the following SCOpay account:

    THBS COVID 19 Donation


    If you wish to make a contribution to the 25km/50km run please go to:


    If you do not have a child at the school but would still like to make a donation then please make a payment via BACS using the following details:

    Account Name – Hampshire County Council

    Account Number – 00000000 (8 x 0’s unique to HCC)

    Sort Code – 62.28.49

    Reference to quote – HN 6798 COVID DONATE


    Thank you so much for all of your support, it means a great deal to all of us and a particular thanks to all of you who have already contributed.

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  • Families entitled to Free School Meals Voucher

    Published 14/04/20

    Dear Parents

    Families entitled to Free School Meals Voucher

    We have been notified  by the Department for Education that there is a hold up in the system and vouchers are being processed for our school in the next 24 hours.

    I am sorry that it has taken so long  but hopefully these will be with you by tomorrow. [Wednesday 15/04/2020].  Unfortunately the school does not have any control over the processing of these vouchers.

    If there is an urgent concern about  providing meals for your child please contact the school on the main school number 01962 880073.

    Thank you

    Miss S Hearle



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  • Thank you NHS!

    Published 09/04/20

    The Henry Beaufort School is delighted to be able to support the work of our local healthcare professionals through our production of protective face masks.

    Mr Lane and his team of technicians in the Technology department have been making the masks which are being distributed to local hospitals and GP surgeries.

    We are proud and humbled to be able to contribute to the amazing efforts of the NHS at such a difficult time for everyone. Thank you NHS!

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  • Internet Issues 5th March 2020

    Published 05/03/20

    Please be aware that as part of the Virgin Media Internet Outage Issues the School has a reduced internet service today (5th March 2020). This is effecting emails and our phone systems.


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  • Sharing Good Practice with the next Generation of Teachers

    Published 14/02/20


    On Friday 7th February 2020 The Henry Beaufort School hosted 40 trainee teachers from across Hampshire as part of a training day. The day was held in conjunction with the Thornden School learn alliance and Innov8- Perins School.



    Mrs Sonia Atkins, Academic Leader for Science and Associate Assistant Headteacher  said “it was wonderful to showcase the excellent practice we have at The Henry Beaufort School with so many trainees teachers, it was a fantastic event and I am proud to share the good work we do with our students”.


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  • Spring Concert 2020

    Published 12/02/20

    The Henry Beaufort School Spring Concert is taking place on the 5th March 2020.

    Further details are as follows:

    • The Henry Beaufort School Sports Hall

    • 6pm on Thursday 5th March 2020

    • Tickets available from the Finance Office

    • £5 Adults & £3 Concession

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