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.
Oadby’s Beauchamp College welcomed the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, to the school on Friday.
September 09, 2019
Oadby’s Beauchamp College welcomed the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, to the school on Friday. He was in Leicester to announce government plans for education spending and chose Beauchamp as the backdrop for this important news.
During a tour of the 11-19 college the Secretary of State got to see lessons in Design and Technology, Badminton, and even took an active part in a Year 11 Chemistry experiment.
He then sat down for a discussion with students from all key stages as well as Beauchamp alumni. Student ambassador and Youth Parliament member, Lauren Duguid, took the chance to ask about further support for students with special educational needs. He also spoke to alumni Ben Newcombe who will be starting a Degree Apprenticeship in Economics at the Department for Education in September, impressing Mr Williamson with his understanding of the big issues.
Principal Sally Wicken – “We are very pleased that the Secretary of State selected Beauchamp to make this much needed funding announcement and that the Department for Education recognises that our broad and balanced curriculum and effective use of resources ensures our learners are afforded the best possible opportunities. Mr Williamson got a great flavour of what we do at Beauchamp and the Lionheart Trust and was enthusiastic in his praise.”
Lionheart Executive Kath Kelly – “The Secretary of State enjoyed speaking to our students and they certainly made the most of the chance to question him about his work and plans for education. I am always so impressed by the eloquence and confidence of students from Lionheart Trust schools when they meet and speak with visitors.”
Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson – “It’s great to be here at Beauchamp College to see the amazing teaching that’s going on and the real impact it’s having on so many students and to be able to talk to the pupils, see and hear about their learning experience and the impact it’s been making on their lives.”
During the tour, Mr Williamson heard about a number of Lionheart trust initiatives including the Beauchamp City Sixth Form opening in 2020, the plans for a new 11-16 secondary for the city, and Beauchamp’s new SEND building that will include the regions hearing impaired unit.
MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston Neil O’ Brien joined Mr Williamson on the tour and also praised the college for its provision.
The funding announcement revealed that next year schools will receive a £2.6bn uplift, rising to £4.8bn the following year - with schools spending £7.1bn more than at present by 2022-23.