Henry Beaufort School
|Motto||"Believe and Achieve"|
|Location||East Woodhay Road
|DfE URN||116438 Tables|
|Students||1004 As of January 2014[ref]|
About the school
The school was built in 1971 as the first purpose-built, co-educational, comprehensive school in Winchester, to serve the new developments created by the new Teg Down, Weeke Manor and Harestock estates. In the first year of opening the school had a full complement of year 7 children and about half a year 8 complement. The school grew each year until 1975 it had a full 5 years of intake. The first headmaster was a Mr. Hubert, who remained headmaster until 1990 when he retired. He was replaced by D. Dickinson who was head for about 10 years. He left in 2000 and was replaced by Jonathan de Sausmarez. The current headteacher is Sue Hearle.
In January 2009 most buildings were refurbished, including exterior and interiors. This included painting the building in the new navy blue and white as opposed to the pale blue and black before it. The school was also looking forward to a new Astroturf pitch. Construction for said pitch started in June 2009 and is now completed.
The largest of the schools buildings known as "Tower Block" housing the languages and humanities departments started a refit in 2012. The two departments were required to move to temporary buildings at the top of the site whilst work was taking place, but have now returned to the newly refurbished building. Work on the block was completed in March 2014.
- "The Henry Beaufort School - Beaufort News now online". Retrieved 9 April 2015.
- "Letter from the Head - 24th October 2008" (PDF). 24 October 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
- NewsWireless.net - "Wireless turns school into UK technology college, but..." by Guy Kewney, posted on 1 September 2002