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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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  • 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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