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.
June 28, 2021
As Assistant Principal at Oadby’s Beauchamp College, Kevin Seaward is no stranger to multi-tasking.
Yet with a clear run to the Tokyo Olympic Games after first qualifying in 2019, he continues to push the boundaries of time-juggling. Balancing elite-level marathon training while overseeing 3,000 students is but all in a day’s work for Kevin, who will regularly begin his school day with a 7 mile run into work.
Representing Ireland, Kevin is one of just three marathon runners selected from Northern Ireland. He boasts a remarkable personal best of 2 hours 10 minutes, achieved only last year in the 2020 Seville Marathon. Kevin credits his fond memories of running in the Belfast countryside as a school boy as laying the foundations for his love for running.
Despite this success, 2020 also presented numerous obstacles for not only Kevin, but all who had their sights set firmly on Tokyo; after the games were suddenly postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Such a spanner in the works that threatened years of training and meticulous time-planning in the lead up to the games might have been enough to throw any runner off-track.
But not Kevin, who was quoted as saying “As athletes, we face challenges on a daily basis and strive to remain focused on the long-term goal”. As such, Kevin maintained his training – with a few changes in place during lockdown – and has been re-selected to represent Ireland in a mere month’s time.
Even with the excitement of the games being well in-sight now, the teacher of 12 years maintains that his love for his work still comes first: “Running comes second to a career I love. As much as I get my motivation from running, I get my passion from being able to teach our young people and pass on my experience”.
Associate Principal of Beauchamp College, Sally Wicken, also relayed the mass support that will be backing Kevin nearly 6,000 miles away from Tokyo in Oadby, Leicestershire.
“We couldn’t be prouder of Kevin’s vast achievements, and we know first-hand that the resilience, passion and drive he shows in the classroom will also carry him to the finish line in Tokyo. He’s extremely popular with our students and community, whose cheers he will surely be able to hear all the way from Tokyo”.