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  • Beverley High School
    East Riding of Yorkshire
    HU17 9EX
  • Head: Ms Sharon Japp
  • T 01482 881658
  • F 01482 870935
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  • A mainstream state school for girls aged from 11 to 18 and for boys aged from 16 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Pupils: 820; sixth formers: 203 (including 106 boys in joint sixth form)
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: October
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 11th March 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 19th April 2013
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

‘To have your child come home with such a lovely smile on their face and obvious happiness in their eyes as they relive their latest opportunity is such a priceless gift,’ said one hugely grateful and appreciative parent with two daughters at the school. The ‘thrilling day’ they had experienced was one of many at the school and included piano masterclasses and German role plays – these are busy girls, managing a challenging curriculum alongside a wide range of extras and initiatives...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Computer Appreciation at an English Comprehensive School (VRQ Level 1)

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2009, Sharon Japp (mid 40s), BA in English and sociology from Leeds, MEd and NPQH. Originally from Cheshire, she joined school in 1999 as head of English after teaching posts in West and South Yorkshire schools. Spell as assistant head and then deputy head from 2004. Recently returned from maternity leave and firing on all cylinders, she represents both continuity and stability for the school whilst aiming high on the girls’ behalf. ‘Not a game-player,’ she says; she’s been around long enough to observe many changes and knee-jerk reactions within education but has held on to the school’s long-held belief of high standards alongside moral purpose. Dismissive of stereotyped notions of gender, the idea that girls are not competitive is, she says, ‘a myth’. Warm and friendly, quietly spoken, close enough to the...

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Special Education Needs

The school's SEN provision was audited by the Local Authority in June 2007. It recognised that the SEN provison provided a high quality education for pupils with learning difficulties and disabilities. The care, support and sense of security provided by the SEN Team was excellent. The SEN and Pastoral staff offered an example of outstanding teamwork. In addition, the school's accommodation and facilities provide access to effective learning for all pupils. The school library has some high quality resources which are well matched to the full range of pupils' needs. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
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 Y
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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