This page records some of the activities which have taken place at Beaumont over the past year.
Sports Day: 15.1.19
The culmination of the annual Inter-House Competition is Sports Day. Field events take place during the morning with the track races scheduled in the afternoon, with the whole school watching on and cheering. With House bibs and face-paints, it’s a multi-colored spectacle!
CED Week 2019
Curriculum Enrichment Week takes place towards the end of the Summer Term. Alongside a wide range of school-based activities, there are residential trips to France, Germany and Spain for Year 7 and 8 students. Meanwhile, Year 9 students have the opportunity to go on a PGL activities trip and Year 10 students have a week’s Work Experience.
‘A’ level Art & Photography Exhibition: 28.6.19
The images below are just a sample of the amazing artworks on display in this year’s ‘A’ level Art & Photography Exhibition, which encompassed art across a range of media.
Rob’s Festival: 22.6.19
This year is the 10th anniversary of Rob’s Festival, an annual charity event led by students and the BSA to raise money for the school and the Prince’s Trust. Read more about the background to this event here.
Year 7 Drama Club performance: 20.6.19
This year’s Year 7 Drama club performance was a production of Disney’s Toy Story. The piece was developed and co-directed by Sixth Form and Year 10 Drama Captains.
Year 8 Drama Club performance: 18.6.19
This year’s Year 8 Drama Club performance was a devised piece, based on the “whole school read”, I have No Secrets, written by Penny Joelson. The innovative production involved communication by sign language and was co-directed by the Sixth Form Drama captains.
Year 9 “Million Makers”: 17-24.5.19
Each year, Yr 9 students raise their financial awareness by taking part in the ‘Million Makers’ project, raising money for the Prince’s Trust charity. Students from 9E have got us off to a promising start, aiming to reach the £2000 total raised in previous years.
Year 13 “Leavers Day”: 15.5.19
Each year, we mark the end of Year 13 lessons with a celebration assembly, during which awards are presented and there are musical performances from the students. The “dress code” for the day marks the celebratory spirit of the event …
Year 11 ‘Graduation Ceremony’: 9.5.19
In 2019, we introduced a Graduation Ceremony to mark the end of Year 11 for the cohort of students. Parents were invited to an event, hosted by Ms Wilson (Head of Year 11), with speeches were made by Mr Atkinson, the Form Tutors and representatives from each Tutor Group. Students also provided musical performances during the prestigious event.
Sixth Form “University Challenge”: 2.5.19
Each year, teams of Year 12 & 13 students compete in Beaumont’s version of University Challenge, with Mr de Kort taking the role of quiz-master, posing questions set by members of staff across a range of disciplines.
This year’s winners were K is for Klever who beat Universally Challenged in a hard fought final.
Year 10, 12 & 13 Spanish Exchange: 3-10.4.19
Public Speaking Competition Final: 3.4.19
Each year, all students in Years 7 to 11 prepare a speech to present to their English class on a topic of their choice. From these, winners proceed to Year Group and then a whole school public speaking final.
Jazz & Swing Evening, 16.3.19
Each year the Music Department and the BSA work together to host an evening of Jazz and Swing, with the band in “black tie” and guest singers, including members of staff.
Production of Grimm Tales: 7-9.3.19
This year’s whole school production was the imaginative version of ‘Grimm Tales’ written by Philip Pullman. Full of deliciously dark twists and turns, the Tales came to life through a bunch of players waiting backstage for their performance. Using ropes, hatstands, umbrella’s and brooms the bright and magical cast performed familiar favourites – Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Hansel & Gretel – and some unexpected ones too, such as Hans-My-Hedgehog, Thousandfurs and The Donkey Cabbage. There was live modern music to add a twist to the stories; twinkly lights and much, much laughter from all.
Music Tour to Paris: 15-19.2.19
Each year, we round off the end of a long Autumn Term with the staff putting on a performance for the students on the last day of term. In the past there have been pantomimes and ‘Beaumont’s Got the X-Factor’ but this year, students were treated to an “all singing, all dancing, Extravaganza” …
St Peter’s Carol Service: 19.12.18
Coupled with the annual Christmas Concert, each year, the Music Department holds a Carol Service at St Peter’s Church. Alongside the traditional carols and readings, the congregation is treated to performances from the ever-growing choirs and ensembles.
Christmas Jumper Day: 14.12.18
The staff raise money for charity each year on Christmas Jumper Day. This year they raised money for Save The Children.
The Christmas Concert: 11.12.18
The Music Department’s Christmas Concert is one of the highlights of the end of Autumn Term. The stage is a full of performers as the Hall is with eager audience members and the various ensembles perform a wide repertoire of seasonal and other music.
The Year 7 Science Club “Chemist-tree”
Each year, the Year 7 Science Club gets to explore some amazing chemical reactions to make a range of colours for the Science Department’s “Chemist-tree”.
The BSA Christmas Fair: 8.12.18
Each year, parents, students and staff start off the Beaumont Christmas season with the BSA Christmas Fair. This event raises money to support the school through a range of stalls and activities. As well as putting the “fun” in fundraising, the students’ stalls also earn House points for their respective Houses. This event is one of the main ways in which the BSA raises money for the school each year and it shows the Beaumont community at its best.
GCSE Presentation Evening: 20.11.18.
Each year we celebrate the achievements of our former Year 11 cohort at the GCSE Presentation Evening. Students (including those who have moved on to new post-16 educational settings) get together, with their parents looking on, to receive their exam certificates in a formal ceremony. Guest speakers, usually Beaumont alumni, make the presentations and a highlight of the evening is the awarding of trophies for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Contribution to the School, Contribution to the Community and the Headteacher’s Award; the latter nominated by the students themselves. This year’s guest speaker was alumnus Nick Palma, co-founder of pH.7 Gym
The Great Beaumont Inter-House Bake-Off 2018: 26.10 18
The Great Beaumont Inter-House Bake-Off has been one of the highlights of the House competition for several years. Students (with some help from home!) bake cakes based on their House names and colours. House points are awarded for the winning entries, judged by the Headteacher and members of the Art and the Technology Departments; and all entries are sold off to raise money for the school and for charities too.
Year 9 German exchange to Speyer: 17-23.10.18
Upper School production of Evita: 17, 19 & 20.10.18
Year 9 French exchange to Versailles: 4-10.10.18
BSA Welcome to Year 7 barbecue: 15.9.18
Year 7 families got together to make new friends at the annual barbecue hosted by the Beaumont School Association (BSA). While the Year 7 students made use of the all-weather pitches, their parents got to know each other over a top quality burger and a drink (or two …).
Year 7 photograph: 4.9.18
Year 7 students and their Form Tutors started the first day of the new term with the annual panoramic photograph. Copies of this, Form Group and individual photographs will be available through the school
Year 7 Fun Run: 7.9.18
Almost every Year 7 student participated in the Year 7 annual Fun Run around the school field. The Year 10 mentors helped to marshal the event which earns students the first House Points of the year. The first 25 girls and boys past the post took part in the annual Mob Race for local schools, hosted at Sandringham School. This year, the Beaumont girls’ team came second overall and the boys came first!