Welcome to Year 7 Barbecue

We welcomed a record number of new Year 7 students and families to the BSA Barbecue this Saturday, with over 500 attending. The event raised over £1800 for the school, to be spent on improving the learning, well-being and opportunities for all students.

Year 11 students celebrate GCSE and BTEC success

Year 11 students and their families are celebrating GCSE and BTEC success today, with a record number achieving the grades for entry into the Beaumont Sixth Form. Mr Atkinson said, “Some of the students celebrating today were only 14 when the national lockdown and our remote learning program came into effect and I am very proud of the resilience, maturity and motivation our students demonstrated throughout the past 18 months. Their success is fully earned and wholly deserved.” Ms Cleverly, Head of Year 11, added, “Teachers, Form Tutors and Teaching Assistants worked incredibly hard to ensure that students were fully supported in their learning and well-being through the periods of remote learning and the whole staff community has pulled together brilliantly to keep everything going so successfully and safely through the pandemic ”

Tears of joy and relief at ‘A’ level results success

Beaumont students have overcome the challenges of the Covid pandemic to achieve outstanding results in their ‘A’ level and BTEC courses, with a record number securing a place at a university of their choice. Twins Rob and Tom Linzell (pictured) will be taking degrees in Engineering next year as a result of being awarded five A* two A grades.

Mr Atkinson (Headteacher) said, “I am immensely proud of what this cohort has achieved in unprecedented circumstances. Throughout the periods of national lockdown, their teachers ensured that quality learning could continue remotely, backed up with additional support from the pastoral staff, and our Year 13 students rose to the challenge brilliantly”.  Mrs Powdrell (Deputy Headteacher), added, “As a school, we were able to meet all of the quality assurance standards set by Ofqual and the exam boards in how we assessed our students and we are confident that our leavers have gained skills and qualifications that will enable them to embrace fully the opportunities of Higher Education and beyond”.

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 …