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.
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.
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.
Following on from the updated Government directive on school closures in the Leicester and Leicestershire area, Beauchamp is now closed from Tuesday 30th June to all students except children of key workers who have registered for a place.
June 05, 2020
The Beauchamp College Family is deeply saddened by the brutal death of George Floyd. Like many of you we've felt sickened about how his death has come about, and truly horrified at the aftermath which has shed light on numerous others cases of overt racism and injustice toward the black community across the world. We condemn those who let this happen and we see it as our moral obligation to oppose those who display racist actions and choose to discriminate simply because of the colour of someone's skin.
As practitioners we have the responsibility to educate our young people and to not avoid the issues because it makes us feel uncomfortable. With that in mind, Beauchamp College will provide our students with a forum for discussion on the events that have recently transpired and we'll be setting out our plans to do that in the very near future. We're very aware of the part we play in shaping our students outlook on life and the Beauchamp College Family want to work with them to say 'enough is enough; let's be the catalyst for change together.
Firstly, as a student body we would like to say we are appalled and disgusted by the recent, unjust murder of George Floyd. The fact innocent people are being attacked and killed for the colour of their skin in a society that claims to be progressive is quite frankly disgusting. Young black children should not be scared to walk the streets in fear that they will be attacked or racially profiled and branded “thugs” and “criminals”. It also begs the question; why have other such atrocities such as the murders of Eric Garner and Ahmaud Abery been swept under the rug by society?
As student governors and ambassadors we want to use our unique place in the school to make a change and erase prejudice students may have and breed a culture which is actively anti-racist by addressing the issue at its core and what it means to every student. One way in which we plan to do this is using our school societies; at Beauchamp we have many societies but we will try to work with the Equali-tea society and the African-Caribbean society to further our peers’ education on issues such as ethnicity and ethnic discrimination. We would also like to create some fundraisers that will raise money for the George Floyd memorial fund.
In this tricky time we wish to hold out our hands to our fellow students, to educate and learn from them, in order to better the society in which we live.