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  • Beverley Grammar School
    East Riding of Yorkshire
    HU17 8NF
  • Head: Gavin Chappell
  • T 01482 881531
  • F 01482 881564
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  • 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: 842; 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..

Showcase of talent has replaced the annual drama production, although examination pieces are performed to an invited audience. ‘Drama very strong, a real asset to the school,’ said one parent. Extracurricular is - well, take your pick: 'If a boy wants a club to be started, we find a member of staff to start it'. On offer all the healthy options, fitness testing and complete range of ball sports. More wacky, the Warhammer Club and BGS Entertainers; just love the no doubt aptly named Rebels' Reading Club. Founded in 700 AD, England's oldest state secondary school....

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Since September 2015, Gavin Chappell PGCE (Hull) NPQH, previously head of The Market Weighton School. He joined following a turbulent time which saw Gillian Todd take over as head for a year after previous head Graham Hodson resigned in June 2014, the school having lost its outstanding status - it has now been upgraded from 'requires improvement' to 'good'.

Academic matters

Despite its name, it is non-selective. Previously rated outstanding by Ofsted for many years, but downgraded to 'requires improvement' in April 2013, then reclassified as 'good' in 2015. Specialisms in engineering and cognitive learning.

Joint sixth form with nearby Beverley High School; 29 per cent A*/A and 53 per cent A*/B grades at A level in 2016 - big improvement on disappointing 2015 results. Lessons held at both schools so students...

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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
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
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
Not Applicable
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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