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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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  • 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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  • GCSE RESULTS 2019

    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

    Headteacher

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  • Year 9 Student collects for Basingstoke Foodbank

    Published 16/12/19

    Year 9 student Jasmine and her brother Aaron decided a couple of weeks ago that they would collect food from all the neighbours in their close rather than exchange Christmas cards. What started off as a few tins ended up filling ten boxes. They were thrilled to be abe to donate this to their local foodbank.

    What a wonderful gesture Jasmine and Aaron!

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  • Erasmus + Project- ‘At Work in Europe’, Winchester visit.

    Published 16/12/19

    Between 20th and 25th of October this term, it was the turn of The Henry Beaufort School to host staff and students from our European partner schools in Italy, Germany and Finland as part of our current Erasmus + Project.

    Themes of this visit were:

    Educational Pathways- 'What is the best route for me?'

    Team Dynamics- 'What is my role in a team?'

    During the visit, the focus was to provide students with a better understanding of the various pathways available, both in school and once you have left school and entered either further education or the world of work. We were keen to compare what is on offer here, with the pathway options and support provided in the other schools across Europe.

    We wanted the group to become more knowledgeable about traditional pathways, which lead to University level degrees, but also to build their knowledge of alternative options, such as degree apprenticeships, which are growing in popularity in the UK.

    We also spent time during the week working in teams and analysing different team dynamics, to see which roles individuals are drawn to and perform best at.  On the first day at school all students completed a personality profiling task, Fast Tomato (the online careers quiz) and a product marketing task.

    During our day trip to the Tile Barn activity centre in the New Forest, the students completed a crate-stack team challenge and a problem solving activity. This allowed groups to analyse what goes into creating a successful team dynamic, as well as what role individuals were best suited to.

    Our second trip was to the BMW Plant near Oxford, which is the central assembly facility for the 'Mini' range of vehicles. We had a fascinating tour of the production line and the main factory, which is 90% automated. After this, we spent some time exploring the centre of Oxford and touring the historic buildings of the University of Oxford.

    Our final visit was to the University of Winchester, where we listened to a presentation on pathways and course options, followed by a student ambassador led tour of the grounds. 

    The week was a huge success and culminated in a final assembly with all students and host families showcasing the work we had done throughout the week and a video diary.

    Many thanks again to all of the host families involved. This project would not be able to run without your support and generosity.

    Student reflections:

     

    We really enjoyed the experience of hosting a German student, because of the fun activities we did and friendships we made. Our favourite day was spent in Oxford when we went to the BMW factory, which produces the Mini and exploring the historic town centre. We also enjoyed having them stay at our houses and we really look forward to going to Germany next year! (Hannah and Katy, Y8)

     

    I really enjoyed this amazing experience, because I was able to see my partner again. We haven’t seen each other since the trip to Italy back in May, when I stayed with her and her family. It was a very enjoyable week with lots of trips that we would not normally get the chance to do. I hope to go back to Italy in the summer holidays to visit my partner again. (Charlotte, Y9)

     

    Monday: I really enjoyed doing the in-school activities like Fast Tomato, personality profiling and the logo/slogan design lesson. After school I went to choir with my student and he really loved it!

    Tuesday: Personally, I think I enjoyed this day the most. The journey to Tile Barn Activity Centre was long, but it was worth it! We did crate stacking and problem solving. We all got to bond with our partners and we really enjoyed it.

    Wednesday: We went to the Mini Plant in Oxford and Oxford town centre. It was fascinating to see how the robots worked and see that the production line could produce one Mini per minute and over 1000 a day!

    Thursday: Today, we went into Winchester University and Winchester town centre. It was interesting learning about university courses and future careers. In the evening, we had our farewell assembly.

    Friday: In the morning, all of us went to the bus stop and waved goodbye to our partners. It was quite emotional, because we had really enjoyed our time with them!   (Oliver, Y9)

     

    It was really fun hosting an exchange partner, because living together for the week is a great way to get to know them. I enjoyed doing activities both in and out of school, as we were able to get to know all of the Italian, German and Finnish students involved in the project. (Eleanor, Y9)

     

    The Erasmus + trip to Winchester was really fun! I liked meeting new people and visiting places I would never have been to if I hadn’t joined the Erasmus + Club. My favourite part of the trip was when we went to Oxford, because we looked around the university and city centre. It was great to spend time with my Italian partner again. (Henry, Y9)

     

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  • Christmas Extravaganza - 18/12/2019

    Published 05/12/19

     

    Dear Parents

    The Henry Beaufort School Christmas Extravaganza - Wednesday 18th December 2019 at 6pm in the Sports Hall

    We would like to invite you to this year’s Christmas Extravaganza. This will be held on the evening of Wednesday 18th December 2019 in the Sports Hall at 6pm.  Students from all years will be involved in the event with music performances ranging from choirs to orchestra to rock band, and a range of dance and gymnastic displays.

    Tickets cost £5.00 for adults and £3.00 for children and senior citizens. If you would like to order tickets please fill in the form attached in the letter below and hand it in to the school Finance Office by Friday 13th December. Payments may be made online, which is our preferred method of payment. Alternatively, payment may be made via cash or cheque made payable to The Henry Beaufort School.  Tickets will be offered on a first come first serve basis. The last time we held this event tickets sold out so make sure you get your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

    We very much look forward to sharing this evening with as many parents as possible and hope that you are able to attend.

    Yours sincerely

    Mrs A Seddon                                                                                                                                                  

    Head of Music

     

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  • Year 10 Student spends a week at STEM event on Salisbury Plain

    Published 14/11/19

    Year 10 Student Charlie from The Henry Beaufort School has spent his half term participating in a week-long Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Camp EX STEM CHALLENGE which was held at Rollestone Army Camp, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire.

    Charlie explained that the aim of the EX STEM CHALLENGE was to utilise some of the Army’s advanced STEM technology to demonstrate to cadets how their STEM lessons at school match across to the real world; to enthuse them with a passion for STEM subjects; whilst engaging them to think about how choosing STEM subjects at school can lead to interesting and successful career

    Charlie was one of 260 cadets who were invited to take part in the camp after registering his interest via the Army Cadets which he has been part of for two years outside of school. Participants were given a series of presentations and hands-on challenges, all delivered by the Army’s leading STEM experts in six specialised areas, supported by CFAVs, and based around some of most high-tech military equipment in the world.

    Demonstrations of battle were performed for participants which Charlie said was quite exciting and very realistic. They also had other opportunities such as looking at Helicopters during their week’s camp. Charlie’s interest is in the Signals who are said to be ‘leaders in a digital age’. The Royal Corps of Signals is one of the combat support arms of the British Army. Signals units are among the first into action, providing the battlefield communications and information systems essential to all operations.

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  • Year 12 Annual Presentation Evening 2019

    Published 06/11/19

     

    Dear Parents and Students

    The Annual Certificate Presentation Evening is being held on Thursday 28th November 2019. The Henry Beaufort School would be delighted to see all of The Class of 2019 and celebrate with you all the success of the last 5 years. All of your teachers will be there and this will be your opportunity to see your teachers again and let them know how you are enjoying life after Henry Beaufort. You will also be able to catch up in person with the rest of your year group. This is your final farewell to The Henry Beaufort School and will be a formal evening, which is normally appreciated by all that attend. Staff have the right to refuse entry to anyone not displaying appropriate behaviour. 

    During the evening exam certificates will be presented along with a range of subject awards and whole school awards. 

    The evening is taking place on Thursday 28th November with a 6.30pm arrival for a prompt 7.00pm start. Seating will be arranged in teams so that presentations can run smoothly. Dress must be formal for this occasion. Places will be limited to 2 guests per student due to Health & Safety. 

    Please click here and follow the link to complete the Eventbrite booking by 8th November 2019. 

    I look forward to seeing you on 28th November 2019. 

    Yours sincerely 

    Mrs Scott 

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  • Non-Uniform Day - 25th October 2019

    Published 11/10/19

    Non-Uniform Day – 25 October 2019

    On Friday 25th October 2019 we are holding a non-uniform day to raise money for Children in Need by donating £1. Please note additional donations are most welcome. All donations should be given to your child’s tutor in morning registration on the day. You may opt out of this if you wish by wearing normal school uniform for which no donation is expected but always welcome.

     

    Children in Need appeal week is 11th – 15th  November 2019, however this falls within our Year 11 Mock period so we have chosen to hold our non-uniform event at this time instead. As a school we have pledged to raise £1000 and all donations on the day will be given to this cause. Further details on the cause can be found here https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/.

     

    Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the school day. We politely remind parents and students that this is an opportunity to wear something different. It is not a fashion show and we expect the usual standards of dress by covering the body appropriately for the school environment. On this occasion fancy dress is not appropriate. Please consider this to avoid us sending students home to change or be placed into isolation.

     

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support with this charity.

     

    Yours sincerely

    Mrs Scott

    Senior Deputy Headteacher

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  • Scholastic Book Fair - 2nd - 4th October 2019

    Published 26/09/19

    From Wednesday 2nd October until Friday 4th October 2019 we will be running a Scholastic Book Fair in the Learning Resource Centre at school. We will have a variety of exciting new books on offer for students to browse and purchase starting from just £2.99. There will also be competitions in school over the next week giving students the chance to win vouchers to spend at the Book Fair. 

    Not only does the Scholastic Book Fair give students the chance to get their hands on some brand new books at excellent prices, every book sold also helps to get free books for the Henry Beaufort School meaning the more books sold the more we can add to our school library.

    We are also able to offer all parents the ability to purchase gift vouchers online for their children to spend at the Book Fair. Not only are vouchers an easy and secure way for your child to purchase books, but you can also get 20% extra free with every voucher! That means that a £6 voucher will only cost you £5, a £12 voucher will cost £10 and so on. For information on how to purchase Scholastic Book Fair vouchers please see the attached poster.

    If you have any queries or would like to know any more about our Book Fair please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Ireland, Learning Resource Centre Manager by telephoning school reception.

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  • Year 10 showcase evening raises money for Children with Cancer UK

    Published 04/09/19

    On Friday 28th June the Year 10 GCSE Music class put on a showcase evening in the Drama studio. They had a fantastic audience of 60 appreciative friends and family, who came to watch the students perform solos, ensembles and compositions that they have been working on throughout the year. The students all performed professionally and musically, it was a great evening. There was a collection at the end for Children with Cancer UK, a charity chosen by the year 10 class, where we raised just over £80. Congratulations to everyone involved.

     

    Mrs J Saunders

    Teacher of Music

     

     

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