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Beauchamp College

The Beauchamp College
File:Beauchamp College emblem.png
Established 15th century
(1964 current site)
Type Community comprehensive
Headmaster Mr Hugh Howe
Chair of Governors Mrs Chris Swan
Location

Ridge Way
Oadby
Leicestershire
LE2 5TP
England Coordinates: 52°35′17″N 1°04′21″W / 52.58817°N 1.07239°W / 52.58817; -1.07239

Local authority Leicestershire
DfE URN Ofsted Reports
Staff 300 (approx.)
Students 2029
Gender Coeducational
Ages 14–18
Website

The Beauchamp College (Glen Gorse Golf Club.

History

Grammar school

The school started life as Kibworth Beauchamp Grammar School (KBGS), a long-established Leicester, about four miles from the City of Leicester.

Comprehensive

In 1968 it became fully comprehensive, serving Oadby as its main catchment area as well as drawing from villages up to eight miles away.

Community college

Beauchamp is also a Community College, with over 2500 part-time students taking part in a variety of recreational, cultural and academic evening classes. Many extra curricular activities are also held on a weekly basis such as Young Enterprise, Drama and sports clubs, (primarily Tennis and Football).

Funding

On 1 April 1996, Beauchamp gained the status of Technology College. It received sponsorship of over £122,000 from The Garfield Weston Foundation, Lloyds Bank, Alliance & Leicester, Midland Bank, Psion, and Sainsbury's. The college also receives a maintenance grant of around £220,000 from the DCSF. This additional funding has enhanced the quality of provision, and allowed for a number of refurbishments and new buildings at the College including a cutting-edge new design facility, that includes an exhibition centre. Other recently completed projects include an Adult Learning Centre which provides rooms and conference rooms for hire; and an Applied Learning Centre which includes a beauty salon, performing arts studio and dance studio (all for vocational courses), as well as space for quiet study.

Sports centre

The sports centre was completed in 2006, includes two full size basketball courts, two fully electronic scoreboards and a state-of-the-art dance studio. There are also vending machines which provide nutritional bars along with energy drinks. The fitness centre, run by Active Life, is open to the public on a membership fee basis.

Publications

  • A History of Kibworth Beauchamp Grammar School by Bernard Elliott

Notable alumni

Kibworth Beauchamp Grammar School

  • Queen bassist John Deacon (as a grammar school for six years) 1962-9
  • Frank Dunlop - theatre director (1928–35)
  • Data Protection Registrar from 1994-2002 (1961-8)
  • John MacGregor CVO, Ambassador to Austria from 2003-7 and to Poland from 2000-2, and husband of Judith MacGregor, the current Ambassador to Mexico (1958–65)
  • Bill Maynard (1940–45) - British comedian and actor, and former presenter on Radio Leicester
  • Peter Wilby - Editor of the New Statesman, and former editor from 1995-6 of the Independent on Sunday (1956–63)

See also

External links

  • Beauchamp Website
  • GSS Architecture Design Centre
  • Applied Learning Centre
  • Former grammar school in 1958
  • EduBase
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