Beaumont students set a new standard for GCSE success

Students and teachers are celebrating outstanding GCSE results. Mr Atkinson said, ‘I am delighted that our students and their teachers have risen to the challenge of the demanding new GCSE courses. We are looking forward to starting the new term with our largest and best qualified Sixth Form ever.’ Head of Year 11, Miss Cleverly, added: ‘Many students have reached the new highest standard of Grade 9 across a range of subjects and this tremendous success is down to the hard work they have put into their studies, supported by a dedicated team of experienced and highly-qualified teachers’.

Record ‘A’ level Results

Mr Atkinson, congratulated jubilant students and staff who are celebrating another year of record ‘A’ level results for Beaumont. ‘It’s particularly rewarding that so many students have reached or surpassed their aspirations, with our highest ever number of top grades and a record average points score per student’. Head of Sixth Form, Mr de Kort, praised the hard work of this year’s cohort who are the first to tackle the challenging new ‘A’ level structure. ‘Many students achieved straight A or A* grades, earning them places at a wide range of prestigious universities on highly competitive courses’.

Rob’s Festival: 2018

The ninth annual Rob’s Festival celebrated the summer sunshine with a return to the school field as it’s main location. Students, staff and parents worked together to put on a splendid event, featuring House stalls and, of course, plenty of music from local talent across a range of genres. The event raised over £6,500 for our “80 in ’18” fundraising campaign as well as the Prince’s Trust.

Find out more about the background to Rob’s Festival here.

Yr 7 Drama Club production of ‘Trolls’

Over 60 eager Year 7 students took part in their Drama Club production of ‘Trolls’ – based on the Dreamworks film. The cast were directed by three Year 12 Drama Captains, working alongside Year 10 Assistant Captains, using the A Block amphitheatre for the first time in a public performance. A collection at the event raised over £250 towards our “80 in ’18” Beaumont Arts Centre appeal.

International Women in Engineering Day

Forty Beaumont students have taken part in project work to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, 2018.  Dr Jones led the programme which included guest speakers, Nicola Morris from Stomor and Erin Valenzuela from MBDA.

Year 8 Drama Club performance

Members of the Year 8 Drama Club have presented their devised performance based on the book The Giver by Lois Lowry. This novel has been the latest in Beaumont’s “Whole School Reads” programme and was used as the inspiration for the dramatic piece.

Bronze DofE Expedition

62 students, 4 teachers, 5 parents and 3 Activity Assessors went to the Chilterns last weekend for the assessed expedition for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award. We had much better weather than the first expedition and happily all students passed.

RED June at Beaumont

Beaumont students, staff and parents are taking part in our latest community well-being and fundraising campaign for 80 in ’18  –  R.E.D. June.

The challenge involves Running, Riding or Rolling at least 1 kilometre, everyday throughout June. Staff and students have been Running (or Rambling!) around the school’s athletics track each day as well as playing tennis (Rallying) and dusting off their Roller-skates.

Participants have been wearing R.E.D T shirts around school soon to promote this event and you can visit our shop to purchase your own R.E.D t-shirts or to pledge money for this campaign.

You can get involved via a Facebook group (run by one of our parents) here or via our Total Giving page here.

Outstanding exam results receive national recognition

Beaumont School has been recognised nationally for its excellent results in 2017 based on data from the Department of Education and Ofsted, analysed by SSAT (the Schools, Students and Teachers network). Beaumont School was found to be among the best performing secondary schools in the country, receiving two awards for being in the top 10% of non-selective schools nationally for attainment and the top 20% for progress.

The SSAT Educational Outcomes database compares all state-funded schools in England, with the highest performing for a range of key measures presented with SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards, sponsored by Lexonik. Beaumont School will be presented with their awards in the summer term at a ceremony attended by winners from across the region.
Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said:

“I am delighted that Beaumont School has won two Educational Outcomes Awards. This recognises an important aspect of the schools’ work, but, as we know, there is much more to recognise in a good school like Beaumont School. SSAT is pleased to recognise the quality of leadership and the hard work of all staff to ensure the success of every child. A big thank you and well done to pupils, parents, staff and governors.”

World Book Day 2018

As part of our celebrations for World Book Day 2018, we welcomed Dave Cousins back to Beaumont on Friday 2nd March. Dave’s books are described as ‘teen realism with action, humour and heart’. He talked to our Year 7 students about his books and the inspiration and process behind his writing. His workshop also focused on showing the students that “we all have a story to tell”. The session fulfilled its promise of being highly entertaining as Dave’s author events have been likened to ‘stand-up…with books’!