Beaumont Leys is a vibrant school, with a real heart and soul. We are a strong community, where teaching and support staff work incredibly hard to ensure that our students have a positive, and successful, experience during the five years they spend with us. ...more
The school has been on a powerful journey over recent years. We have developed an excellent reputation, locally, regionally and, increasingly, nationally. Our examination results have improved year on year: last year 57% of our student achieved 5+A*-C including English Maths, which is just nudging the National Average, and 80% achieved 5A*-C which is above the National Average. In 2011 only one of our GCSE subjects was above the National Average, whereas in 2013 sixteen GCSE subjects were above the National Average, including English and Science. We are really proud of this achievement.
We moved into our wonderful new school in April 2009. The new school has a real ‘wow’ factor and the staff and students are thrilled with it. It has had a huge impact on students’ attitude and morale, and we are very pleased indeed that all our hard work has paid off. Soon after we moved in we won two prestigious Partnership for Schools Excellence Awards for our transformational work on Building Schools for the Future. Out of over 100 projects we were chosen as BSF School of the Year and we also won the Overarching Grand Prix Excellence Award.
Our last Ofsted was in April 2013 and we were really pleased that, under a much tougher Ofsted regime, the school was judged to be Good in all aspects. In our previous Ofsted, in 2010, five important areas, which are no longer inspected, were judged to be outstanding, namely: students’ positive contribution to the school community and beyond; our curriculum; our care, guidance and support for students ; our partnership working, and how we promote equal opportunities and tackle discrimination. You can see the full reports on our own website and on the Ofsted website, and we would urge you to read them.
I am very proud to have been Headteacher of Beaumont Leys for the past twelve years. Our students are lovely young people. They are hard-working, ambitious, and keen to be their ‘Best Selves’. Similarly our staff are truly committed: they don’t just go the ‘extra mile’, they frequently run a marathon for the school.
We believe that ‘We are all meant to shine’, and we do everything we can to enable each member of staff, and each student, to shine in his, or her, own way.
We are also so lucky to have such supportive parents and carers, and we constantly remind ourselves, and our students, that our School Motto is : “Together We Achieve Success”.