The high standards and aspirations of our young people coupled with inspirational teaching means students at Beauchamp College demonstrate exceptional achievement and we are proud of the fact that Beauchamp is consistently placed among the best schools in Leicestershire and beyond. This success is based on the commitment and curiosity of the wonderful Beauchamp students, encouraging parent/carer engagement, the enthusiasm and experience of all staff, and the supportive monitoring of academic and holistic development of all learners.
We understand that it can be exciting, but also sometimes daunting when moving to a new school. This is why we have carefully ensured that there is a nurturing and supportive pastoral framework for all. Students will have a form tutor and mentors made up of some of our Key Stage Five students with whom they can build a positive and strong relationship. As part of this, Year 7 students will have their own bespoke learning hub where they will have the majority of their lessons, as well as their own dining and recreational facilities.
We are incredibly excited about the prospect of seeing young people develop during their time at Beauchamp and want to work closely in partnership with parents/carers and their children. Making a decision about where to send your child to study can often be difficult, however we believe that Beauchamp offers the very best opportunity for academic success and the most rewarding journey from Year 7 to 11 and onto KS5, work, or further training.
As our students come from a range of cultural, ethnic, economic, linguistic and faith backgrounds, this has greatly enriched our daily college experience as we learn together and from one another. Inspired by this diversity we believe in pursuing excellence and equity for all. As a result, every year our students prove they can compete successfully in all fields as they move onto university, work and other training opportunities such as apprenticeships.
We feel privileged to work at Beauchamp and believe it is a fantastic college that provides our students with a high quality education, continual support and a huge range of other opportunities. To get a flavour of this we invite all prospective students and their parents/carers for a tour of our college during the college day so that you can get a true view of our daily college routine.
Over the last two years, Beauchamp has run close to 100 trips. Some of the highlights included trips to France, Tanzania and Los Angeles. Out-of-classroom learning makes a unique contribution to a students’ education and offers many varied benefits. At Beauchamp College students have many opportunities to access these activities within various departments. During the Summer of 2018 students and staff travelled to Tanzania to take part in voluntary work with Camps International. In 2020 a similar trip will take place to Costa Rica. Students have also had the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles with Media Studies. A ski trip to Austria is planned for 2019 which will enable many students to demonstrate their resilience, as they master their technique. Many UK residentials have also taken place during the year.
At Beauchamp, our aim is to provide a curriculum that engages and challenges all students and supports our vision of academic excellence and holistic development. The introduction of our KS3 provision in September 2017 has enabled us to view our curriculum as a 7 year journey which will equip our students with the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to progress through life with confidence and engender a life-long love of learning.
On behalf of all students, staff, governors and parents, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to you and to Beauchamp’s Alumni Society. Let me take this opportunity to introduce the aims of the Alumni Society to you and commend its intention to seek your involvement and support for our students and for your past college.
At Beauchamp we focus on the key tenets of Academic Excellence and Holistic Development with a commitment to social mobility and equity for all.
Our curriculum ensures that by the time children leave Beauchamp they have a secure knowledge and understanding of essential and challenging vocabulary, concepts and procedures as well as pertinent people, places and events in order that all our children, including those less privileged have access to the curriculum content that they need to succeed academically and in life. School and trust leaders have carefully selected curriculum content to ensure depth and breadth of what is being taught; both collectively as a trust and filling the gaps necessary for the local contexts of each school. In this way, our curriculum goes beyond what is assessed and is not designed just to push through mark scheme hoops, however we believe that academic excellence is achieved through a schemata that facilitates comprehension across subjects and is generative and encourages independent thought and creativity. It is precisely through our curriculum then, that we encourage our learners to be reciprocal, resilient, reflective and resourceful.
In addition to our academic curriculum, the college delivers a comprehensive holistic programme, both in the classroom and beyond. Students have opportunities to develop a sense of community through participation in our house events, and are encouraged to take an active role in college and community life, with our older students taking on mentoring and leadership roles. The purpose of this is to encourage our young people to reflect on their place in society, challenge the world around them and equip them with skills to instil confidence, be considerate of others and develop resilience.