A mixed school serving 11 – 16, the school serves an area to the north west of the city centre that has high levels of deprivation. Students come from a wide range of different backgrounds. Most are White British, although the proportion from other ethnic backgrounds is above average, with those from Indian heritage forming the largest minority.
It is worth noting that Beaumont Leys is currently classed as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. The school has achieved several awards including the Artsmark Gold and Anti-Bullying Community award. It has Healthy Schools status and Careermark.
Beaumont Leys moved into its new school in 2009 and achieved national recognition as Building Schools for the Future School of the Year and for the overarching Grand Prix Excellence Award.
Beaumont Leys was designated as a Specialist Science School in 2005. It has also been awarded the accolade of becoming a Teaching School.
School Contact Details
Address: Anstey Lane, LE4 0FL
Tel: 0116 234 4480
Fax: 0116 251 3028
Beaumont Leys was chosen to be one of the first four schools to be rebuilt or refurbished in Leicester City under the national Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. From the start Liz Logie, the Headteacher, was determined that BSF would support her vision for transforming education and stated that the new school had to be ‘fabulous and glorious’ in order to encourage its young people and staff to be the same. She said “The new build is beautiful, spiritually uplifting and has already had a huge impact on staff morale, student behaviour and attitude. The transformational vision permeates every aspect of the school, beyond the physical environment”.
The school was officially opened on 18th June 2009 by Vernon Coaker MP, Minister for Schools and Learners, at a hugely successful event which embodied the school’s innovative approach to its transformational vision and strategy. Over a hundred students were involved, acting as guides, interviewing guests on film about their education, creating a ‘Thought Tunnel‘ for guests to walk through, performing some wonderful dance routines and writing, reciting and presenting a poem about the new school to the Minister which now hangs on his office wall.
There has been a huge amount of interest and the new school is already being used extensively by different community groups who are using sports fields, the sports hall, the dance studio and theatre throughout the week and at weekends. BSF has provided a facility which draws people in. For the first time the school has successfully run a Parent Support Group, and the feedback on the facilities and environment was overwhelmingly positive. Past efforts to recruit and run such a group were unsuccessful.
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