Apprenticeship Fair 2017

Here are some photographs and feedback comments from students and the employers, from this new pioneering Apprenticeship Fair Project, offering apprenticeships to Beaumont Leys students and students from all across the city and county.

There is a boom in the availability of  top quality Apprenticeships, making this paid work based training another option for more and more young people leaving secondary school this year, or later after their college courses. For more details of live apprenticeships and their summer events to help young people after their exams,  see the Apprenticeship Hub website here in Leicester for full details.

Nineteen schools and colleges from across the city and county, sent students across to the event . Students came from as far as Brooksby College in the north to Beauchamp in the south. Many county college students attended including Lutterworth College, Martin High School, and Rawlins in Quorn. The largest numbers were from Beaumont Leys, Babbinton, Groby and Rushey Mead. These were all students, teachers and career/connexions advisers across the county had identified as having a genuine interest in apprenticeships.

Most employer sections were represented, with the Apprenticeship Training Agencies all ready with vacancies to show to interested students and for them to follow up with suggested employers throughout the summer. Most students attending had their FE/ HE conditional offers and were there to look at this expanding  method of finding their way into employment with excellent qualifications to gain whilst working.

Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony

NCS Summer 2017 Participation Update

NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that helps young people build skills for work and life, while taking on new challenges and meeting new friends.

Year 11 and 12 students and 16-17 year olds not in education can develop the tools and belief to unlock their potential and make a positive impact in their communities.

Sign up now to our summer 2017 programme, taking place during the school holidays.

To find out more please visit  or contact the NCS team using the information below.

Telephone : 0116 2407007

Email :

Futures Convention 2016

The Year 11 students and parents were treated to a feast of opportunities to see all the local colleges and universities in one place, here in school last Tuesday October 4th. Thank-you to all parents who showed such interest and enthusiasm by attending. You can see from the photographs and the exit feedback comments how many students were informed of the many and varied range of college courses and local apprenticeships available to them this summer. This along with the College Open Days (also posted on this website) will put them in a strong position to make these important decisions about their next steps in resolving their futures. We start the college application process called UCAS Progress after half term, with plenty of support in classrooms to make an excellent approach. Interviews will then take place after Christmas with colleges usually making conditional offers based on  predicted grades. Apprenticeships can be found on the Leicester College website and always on the National Apprenticeship Service Website where your young person can register for vacancies advertised. It is best to start taking an interest in these from Easter onwards.

Feeback from attendees.


GCSE Successes at all Levels

We are delighted to have seen so many students achieve great results this year and we have seen results improve across many areas.  We are particularly pleased to see the progress that our students have made.  Many of our students started Year 7 having thrived at primary school, although many others joined us with learning, and particularly literacy, difficulties, and so the results we achieved were all the more impressive.

We had very many great success stories, amongst them for example twelve students gained at least ten A/A* grades, with forty four students gaining at least three AA*.  We were thrilled that one of our students, Rebecca, achieved an amazing ten A*s.

Amazing individual achievements:

  • 11 AA*s: Harley, Aleksandra.
  • 10 AA*s: Rebecca, Ana, Nikisha, Kale, Naqiya, Sandeep, Tiegan, Bilal, Ben, Jaiden.
  • 9 AA*s: Kartik, Leighton, Ria, Sohil.
  • 8 AA*s: Akash, Manna, Aidan, Georgina.
  • 7 AA*s: Mitchelle, Scarlet, George.
  • 6AA*s: Brad, Noxy.
  • 5 AA*s: Jemima, James, James, Connor, Kieran.
  • 4 AA*s: Max, Jessica, Sabaah, Keira, Rebecca, Mason.
  • 3 AA*s: Kelvin, Samantha, Bee, Evelynn, Brandon, Ethan, Sophie.

We were also delighted to see that students at all levels achieved results to be proud of.  The proportion of students gaining 5 or more A*-C grades, including A*-C in English and in Maths, rose to 52% this year from 48.5% previously.

94% of our students left with at least five good GCSEs.

Faculty teams were celebrating on results day as nine of them had results that were above national averages and twenty three subjects were celebrating higher results than the previous year.

In Year 10 everyone sat GCSE RE with 30% of students gaining the top AA* grades and 72% achieving A*-C.  We also introduced GCSE statistics in Year 10 and were delighted with our first results of 10% AA* and 87% A*-C.

“Together We Achieve Success” is our motto and we have been impressing upon students to “Work Harder, Get Smarter”.  Our results have proven, yet again, that this is true.



Record Apprenticeships

Record Numbers of Apprentices from Beaumont Leys School

This year seventeen of our summer leavers were successful in securing Intermediate Apprenticeships with local employers. This means they will be able to continue ‘learning whilst earning’ with a day a week at a college or training centre. We had decided to approach some employers to see if we could target students with an aptitude and interest in their type of employment so that we could support them with their applications. Apprenticeships have been won in all sorts of different settings from Dental Surgeries, Social Media settings, Engineering, Lifting Gear, Recruitment Agencies, the NHS as well as the more conventional settings as carpenters and hairdressers. Nylacast Engineering in particular has developed a very close relationship with the school and once again two of our young people won apprenticeships after competitive interviews and learning how to do a formal presentation to Nylacast staff. As a school we invest a lot of time in developing the key employability skills that employers are looking for, so our young people are an attractive possibility for any company wishing to strengthen their work force with young people of enterprise and talent.

Apprenticeships Secured.

Name Intermediate Apprenticeship
Jade Hairdressing
Niamh Hairdressing
Kallum Electrical Engineering
Josh Hairdressing
Connor Carpentry Apprenticeship
Mason Carpentry Apprenticeship
Rory IT Apprenticeship AAA
Clayton Painting & Decorating
Lucy Construction Apprenticeship
Lou Engineering Apprenticeship
Jack Engineering Apprenticeship
Jake Possible apprentice awaiting outcome
Maya Apprenticeship
Yasmin Legal Administration
Kayley Apprenticeship
Kartik Social Media Apprentice
Jasmin Catering