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The Henry

A message from the Chair of Governors


Henry Beaufort School is celebrating its best year ever in terms of GCSE results, with a record-breaking crop of GCSEs that saw 82% of students achieving five or more A*-C grades (two percentage points higher than last year).

The school’s emphasis on the individual child is paying off, resulting in clear evidence that the school enables high-flyers to obtain results that match any other school in the country whilst, at the same time, ensuring that all students who attend class regularly leave the school with a crop of good GCSEs that enable them to find courses or jobs as soon as they leave. 


 99% of all students leave school this year with five or more A*-G grades. 44% of Year 11 achieved three or more A*/A grades, (a record 11 percentage points up on last year). At the top end, a record 25 students achieved 10 or more A*/A grades and two students did exceptionally well: Frankie Barber achieved 13 A*, a distinction in OCR IT and an A grade in a free standing higher-level maths qualification, whilst Sam Appleton received 12 A*, a distinction in OCR IT and an A grade in a higher-level maths qualification. 


 The across-the board successes in all subjects and at all levels emphasise the school’s main objective of equipping its students properly for their future education, training and employment ambitions. Headteacher Sue Hearle said “I am absolutely delighted with these results, which emphatically endorse the Student Body’s chosen motto ‘Believe and Achieve’. Aspiration has been at the heart of their preparation for these exams and these results reflect the way in which all our students have embraced this challenge”.


 “I am certain that they and their parents will join me in thanking the staff at Henry Beaufort School whose commitment and professionalism have once again allowed the school to raise its overall attainment”.


Students receive terrific support from parents and teachers alike over the period that they attend Henry Beaufort. Parents are encouraged to get involved from the very first day, ensuring that students have the best possible chance of enhancing their knowledge and achieving their potential. Staff tailor courses to enable individuals to choose from a wide range of subjects. Facilities are available for breakfast clubs and after-school homework clubs, for those who need it, with staff available to guide and support those in need of assistance. 


Sport and the arts feature significantly in the school with a large number of students taking public exams in these subjects. The school’s Beacon Arts facility is widely used, as are the sports facilities, playing fields and the all-weather football pitch. Henry Beaufort has just been awarded the prestigious Gold Arts Mark Award, sponsored by the Arts Council, who said that it was ‘testimony to the school’s commitment to providing exciting art experiences and its belief in the power of creativity’ in its citation at the awards ceremony.