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  • Beverley Grammar School
    East Riding of Yorkshire
    HU17 8NF
  • Head: Gavin Chappell
  • T 01482 881531
  • F 01482 881564
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A mainstream state school for boys aged from 11 to 18 and for girls aged from 16 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Pupils: 830; sixth formers: 203 (including 97 girls in joint sixth form)
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Requires improvement 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 16th April 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 25th April 2013
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

‘Specialising in boys’ education since 700 AD’ says the prospectus...that’s a very long time so it comes as no real surprise that they are pretty good at it by now. It is indeed the oldest state school in the country but despite or perhaps because of that, it has embraced all that is good about 21st century teaching and learning whilst holding on to its proud traditions.

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2015, Gavin Chappell PGCE (Hull) NPQH, previously head of The Market Weighton School. Originally from Louth in Lincolnshire, he spent ten years in Essex which explains the wandering north/south/hard to place accent. He has a son at the school and a daughter at Beverley High. He joined following a turbulent time during which the school lost its outstanding status, it has now been upgraded from 'requires improvement' to 'good'. It’s a familiar journey for this head who, during his four years in post, took his previous school out of special measures. Plenty of energy evident, he has worked hard to bring staff and boys on board, sensibly working with them to get buy-in and appears now to be steering a much happier and more effective ship. Enormously popular with the boys, ‘even...

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Special Education Needs

We have a large and successful Learning Support department which prides itself on its open, caring and inclusive ethos in which support is available to all. Every student is encouraged to participate fully in the life of the school. The department has a well equipped resource and staff base, two physiotherapy rooms, an interview room and an office. The LS area has an "open door" policy providing support for homework, a refuge for anxious students and learning aids every break and lunchtime and after school one day a week. The department is always staffed from 8am and a number of students start their school day there. TAs staff clubs for socially vulnerable students and support school visits. Each student on the SEN register has a named TA who meets with them at least once a week. IEPs are written and reviewed 3 times a year and all staff are required to indicate SEN provision for each teaching group they take. TAs are based in the department but some work largely in one subject area or specialise in a particular disability. Year 12 students are recruited as part of their enrichment programme to work as support in classrooms and to produce materials. In addition over 25% of Year 7 students are supported one-to-one by Year 12 students for reading, spelling and maths programmes. The programme works in close partnership with parents who reinforce it at home. Parents are always welcome in school. A parenting support group is run by the school social worker - a full-time appointment. She also works with vulnerable and challenging students on a one-to-one and small group basis. The department supports the Healthy Schools initiative by providing support for healthy choices groups run by the school nurse. The SENCo has delivered full staff training on Down's Syndrome, Asperger's Syndrome, dyslexia and physical disability. TAs have a comprehensive in-school training programme and a staff evaluation programme is in place. The department has a weekly meeting at which student issues are discussed and which teaching and pastoral staff may attend to raise particular issues. Our SEN students top the list on our Contextual Value Added scores. We support them so that they reach their potential. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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