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The Beauchamp College
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Established 15th century
(1964 current site)
Type Community comprehensive
Principal Mr Richard Parker
Chairman of Governors Canon G Richerby
Specialism Technology, Applied Learning
Location Ridge Way
Oadby
Leicestershire
LE2 5TP
England
LEA Leicestershire
Ofsted number 120265
Staff approx. 300 total
Students 2076
Gender Coeducational
Ages 14 to 19
Website The Beauchamp College
Coordinates: 52°35′17″N 1°04′21″W / 52.58817°N 1.07239°W / 52.58817; -1.07239

The Beauchamp College (pronounced /ˈbiːtʃəm/ beecham) is a comprehensive upper school and further education community college, in Oadby, a town on the outskirts of Leicester, England.

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Admissions

It is next door to the Gartree High School. All upper schools in Oadby and Wigston are built next door to other secondary schools. It is situated on the south-west side of Oadby (relative to the A6), near Glen Gorse Golf Club.

History

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Grammar school

The school started life as Kibworth Beauchamp Grammar School (KBGS), a long-established grammar school on School Lane in Kibworth, which dated back nearly 600 years to the mid 15th century. It became an Upper School in 1964 as the Beauchamp Grammar School when it moved into new buildings in Oadby, a rapidly growing residential suburban area to the South of 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.Contrary to popular belief, Beauchamp is officially considered to be a college in all 4 years. It is different to others in the fact that years 10 and 11 students are in a college instead of a school.

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

Alumni

Kibworth Beauchamp Grammar School

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