Beauchamp College

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About Beauchamp College

Name Beauchamp College
Ofsted Inspections
Principal Miss Kathryn Kelly
Address Ridge Way, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 5TP
Phone Number 01162729100
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 11-19
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 2170
Local Authority Leicestershire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this school?

Pupils are keen to attend this large and vibrant school. They know that staff will keep them safe. Teachers encourage pupils to respect each other.

Pupils value difference and celebrate it in the school. As one pupil said, 'Expanding your knowledge will make you a better person.'

Bullying is not tolerated at the school.

Pupils say that when it happens staff take it seriously and act quickly to resolve any issues. Most parents and carers agree that their children are safe at the school.

Leaders have high expectations of what pupils should learn.

They make sure that the curriculum is well organised and planned to ensure that pupils learn key ...information at the right time.

Pupils are encouraged to play an active part in school life. Leaders have ensured that pupil voices are heard.

Leaders listen to the pupil executive and student governors and make the changes pupils suggest.

Pupils have lots of opportunities to discover new interests and nurture their talents.They engage with what is going on in the world around them.

They are encouraged to be global citizens and to make a difference in the world.

What does the school do well and what does it need to do better?

Leaders have designed an ambitious curriculum. They want all pupils to be completely engaged in their learning.

Subject leaders and teachers achieve this by thinking deeply about their subjects. They have carefully planned the order in which pupils learn knowledge. This helps pupils, including pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), to build their knowledge over time.

Pupils have opportunities to develop their understanding in subjects such as child development and music technology along with subjects that form part of the English Baccalaureate (EBacc). This varied curriculum offer captures pupils' interests. As a result, they develop detailed knowledge and skills across the curriculum and achieve well.

In the sixth form, leaders have built securely upon the breadth of subjects on offer. The ambitious and demanding curriculum builds to prepare students very well for future learning and next steps.

Teachers' subject knowledge is extremely strong.

They use this well to explain challenging concepts to pupils. Recall activities at the start of lessons help pupils to remember what they have learned before. Pupils link this knowledge to their current learning.

Teachers provide useful feedback. Pupils use this to reflect on what they have done well and how they can continue to improve. As a result, many pupils and students produce high-quality work across the curriculum.

Leaders make sure that pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) can access the full curriculum. Leaders identify these pupils' needs and work with teachers and learning support assistants to make sure that pupils with SEND do not miss out on learning.

Staff support pupils who need help with reading.

Pupils are taught a strategy that helps them understand more of what they read. Staff encourage pupils to read for pleasure. All pupils have a class book that their teacher regularly reads to them.

Pupils have positive attitudes to learning. They are keen to offer their answers and take part in class discussions. When they are in lessons, they focus on their learning.

Pupils say that behaviour is improving because leaders and teachers insist on the same high standards. However, not all pupils show exemplary behaviour or support the well-being of others.

Leaders are right to be proud of the excellent wider development opportunities on offer at the school.

An impressive range of extra-curricular activities, such as sports clubs, performing arts and charitable activity is available to all pupils. Many pupils told inspectors that they value and participate in these opportunities. Pupils can also set up and run their own interest clubs.

They also enjoy visits to the theatre as well as residential trips abroad. All these opportunities prepare pupils well for life in modern Britain.

Leaders fulfil their responsibility towards pupils to develop them as a whole person.

Leaders ensure that pupils have high-quality, impartial careers advice and guidance. Pupils have had the opportunity to join their parents at work. Students in the sixth form benefit from a range of rich experiences.

These build their character, support them in their next steps and prepare them well for adult life. Students spoke very highly of the support they receive from staff. Expert teaching ensures these students achieve very positive outcomes.

Staff are well supported by leaders to develop their teaching skills and specialist knowledge. Leaders are mindful of staff workload and have taken steps to reduce this. Staff appreciate the benefits they have that improve their well-being.

Leaders, including governors, do not have a precise enough view of all aspects of the provision, including the effectiveness of the support for disadvantaged pupils and pupils with SEND.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

There is a culture of vigilance at the school.

Staff receive high-quality training in safeguarding and regular updates from experienced safeguarding leaders. Staff understand their responsibility to report any concern. Leaders keep accurate records.

They use this information to ensure that pupils get the help they need. Leaders are quick to act, involving other agencies when needed. There are appropriate procedures in place to manage any allegations.

Leaders have carefully checked the alternative provisions the school uses. Professionals external to the school visit to teach pupils how to stay safe. Staff ensure that pupils are safe when online.

What does the school need to do to improve?

(Information for the school and appropriate authority)

• Leaders, including governors, have not evaluated all aspects of the provision as precisely as they could. For example, leaders have not ensured that governors receive precise-enough information about how well additional funding is used to support disadvantaged pupils. Governors have not given sufficient thought to how they will meet their statutory duties around the Equality Act 2010.

As a result, leaders' oversight of some aspects of the provision is not as sharp as it is of others. Leaders, including governors, should ensure that their evaluation of all aspects of the provision is robust and precise, so that the provision is of the very highest quality in all areas. ? Pupils' behaviour is not yet outstanding.

There is not a positive and respectful school culture where all pupils feel free from bullying or harassment. A significant number of pupils who expressed a view do not enjoy learning at the school. Leaders should ensure that all pupils understand the importance of exemplary behaviour, so they demonstrate high levels of self-control and actively support the well-being of other pupils.

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