Welcome to the Beaumont Hill Academy section of The Education Village Website
Beaumont Hill Acdemy is a large generic special school, which was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted in 2010, providing education for 225 students aged 2-19 years.
Within our school we cater for students who present a wide range of special educational needs and/or disabilities, including some with complex learning needs, others have autistic spectrum disorder and others with identified social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. We offer a curriculum that meets the very diverse needs of all our learners, while providing opportunities for inclusive activities and enhanced social experiences, both internal and external to our school. Beaumont Hill holds a number of well regarded national and local awards.
The Primary Department in Beaumont Hill Academy caters for pupils aged 2 to 11 years and is coordinated by Caroline Green. Classrooms for all primary pupils are based on either the KS1 or KS2 corridors. The curriculum across the primary department is highly differentiated to meet the specific needs of each of our pupils and progress is tracked rigorously to ensure that the expectations for all our pupils are aspirational. Although the National Curriculum is the basis upon which we build our curriculum, there are resources and enhancements that ensure all sensory and complex curriculum needs are met. The students can access sensory classrooms, sound therapy areas, a hydro pool, swimming pool, specially designed Food Technology room and ICT suite, and a range of halls and dance/drama studios available for particular lessons.
The Stephenson Centre in Beaumont Hill Academy is an established SEBD provision that provides full time education for students, aged between 5years to 16years, failing to thrive in mainstream schools. Stephenson is coordinated by Mandy Southwick, who leads a team of teachers and support assistants that specialise in working with students whose behaviours have prevented them from making expected progress.
Class sizes are small with a high staff to student ratio allowing students to follow highly personalised curriculums which provide extensive learning experiences both within the building and in environments out of the classroom. Students social and emotional development is of paramount importance therefore staff provide an environment where students can feel safe, respected and valued ensuring they are ready and able to learn.
The Secondary Department in Beaumont Hill Academy caters for those students aged 11 to 19 years. The department is coordinated by Susan Costello. Our secondary age students each have a classroom base and designated tutor, but their curricular access varies according to need. Some of our students work for the majority of time in Access to Learning where they have specially designed work areas and classrooms. For others, their enhanced classroom may be in the mainstream faculty areas of The Education Village. Students have opportunities to access specialist facilities across The Education Village such as sports halls, swimming pool, dance/drama facilities, specialist art, science and ICT areas.
For those students who remain at school Post 16, the Carlbury Centre is their base. From here, the students access personalised programmes of study that equip them for the next stage in their future learning. The curriculum is based on life skills for independence and the students follow a varied, engaging curriculum pathway.