Art & Design Department Exhibition: 2021

Each year, the Art Department celebrates the excellent work of its GCSE and ‘A’ level students with exhibitions in the Tech Foyer. This year, to remain Covid-secure, they have gone online to create a “virtual exhibition” .

Beaumont Heartbeat Challenge

The newly appointed Key Stage 3 Beaumont Leaders have launched their first project …

Due to recent events in the EURO 2020 football tournament, it has come to our attention that we currently have only one defibrillator within our ever growing school. This piece of life saving equipment is located in the A Block reception and there are parts of the school that are now quite far away. We wish to fund-raise enough money to buy at least one more defibrillator that is accessible for other parts of the school and playing fields. We have come up with the amazing idea of the Beaumont Heartbeat Challenge.

This is a fundraiser that invites students, staff and parents to take part in one (or both!) of these activities.

1: Run, walk, wheel, ride, (or any other physical activity) 111 miles as a group on Strava! This can be a group of friends, a family, a form, a sports team or anyone else. 111 miles is significant because this is the distance between Christian Eriksen’s place of birth and the place where he collapsed.

Click here to join the Strava Challenge and track your progress against other Beaumont Teams

2: Have a week where you help out around the house, and get sponsored for it! For example, do the washing up and have a family member donate £3 to the BHC! So please join in and set yourself up with a Beaumont Heartbeat Fundraising page here.

The Beaumont Heartbeat Challenge finishes on Monday 19th July so please make sure that all donations are registered by then.

Lego League success

Congratulations to Dr Jones and the teams of Year 9 students who won both first and second places in the First Lego League Regional Finals this week.

The teams now progress to the National Finals later this year.

Library re-opens at Break and Lunchtime

After restricted opening this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Library is delighted to open its doors to students again at break and lunchtimes after Half Term.  Access will be structured by Year Group, however, to maintain social distancing.

National Recognition for Beaumont Sport

Beaumont School has been ranked in the top 200 schools in the country for sport. This is down to our performances in national competitions, not all of which we are not able to enter, such as lacrosse, sailing and swimming. This makes our inclusion in the list all the more impressive, especially as it includes the independent sector and selective schools, who dominate the top 75. Only eight other Hertfordshire schools made the list and only three of these are mixed comprehensive schools.

Well done to the Beaumont PE Department for providing so many opportunities for our students to enjoy and excel in sport!

Year 7 & 8 Sustainable Christmas mini-CED

The cancellation of the usual Autumn Term Curriculum Enrichment Days due to Covid-19 has not prevented students in Years 7 & 8 from getting into the (sustainable) Christmas spirit. Mr Gray and the Tutor Teams organised events such a making sustainable Christmas trees and decorations, as well as a Santa Dash around the all-weather pitches. Alongside the festive fun, students also brought in donations to the St Albans Step Feed food bank.  All events earned House points towards the 2020-21 inter-House competition.

The Great Beaumont Virtual Inter-House Bake-Off 2020

Each year we run an Inter-House Bake-Off, with profits from the cake sale going to Great Ormond Street Hospital. Due to Covid restrictions, the 2020 competition was made virtual, with entries submitted by photograph of the students’ (and parents’?) masterpieces. You can view a montage of some of the FANTASTIC entries here.

Thank you to all participants – shoppers and bakers – and organisers …

GCSE Results Day

Having been denied many of the rites of passage which typically mark the end of Year 11, the celebrations were all the more heartfelt when students were welcomed back to Beaumont to collect their GCSE results. ‘I am delighted that, after so much uncertainty, the hard work and commitment of our students has been recognised through such an outstanding set of results’, said Head of Year, Ms. Moody. ‘They are a credit to the students, as well as the teachers and pastoral staff who have supported them over the last five years’. Headteacher, Mr Atkinson, added, ‘I am confident that the capabilities of our students have been fully recognised through a rigorous and fair assessment process this year and I am pleased that so many of them have chosen to continue their studies in our Sixth Form.’

‘A’ level Results Day

Jubilation mixed with relief as students received their ‘A’ level results today. After a summer of national disruption and uncertainty, Beaumont’s Class of 2020 has been awarded grades which have enabled a very high number of students to achieve places at their choice of universities. Mr Atkinson commented, ‘I am delighted that the hard work of the students and their teachers has been recognised in this way. As a school, we took great care to ensure that the process for submitting Centre Assessed Grades was rigorous, evidence-based and fair and the exam boards have validated our judgements. Our students are leaving equipped with skills for life-long learning and qualifications they can trust, with at least eight of them gaining places on prestigious university courses in Dentistry and Medicine, which is a record for the school’.

under-13 Boys Football success

Congratulations to our under 13 Boys’ Football team, who last week progressed to the National Cup semi finals after a 4- 1 win vs George Abbot School. Goals from Tom Flower, Ed Purple, Freddie Yeo and Owen Weaver capped a brilliant team performance. The competition originally had 691 teams entered, highlighting this fantastic achievement. Best of luck for the next round!