April 2019

Dear Parents/Carers


As the busy Public Examination season looms I am writing to inform you of some minor, temporary changes to the timings within the Academy day, which have been made in order to comply with Examination Board requirements around the start times of exams.


Please note that the start and end times of the day remain unaltered.


From Monday 13thMay until Friday 24thMay the day will start with Period 1, not Tutor Time. Students should go straight to Period 1 as per their timetable at this time. The times for the rest of the day are described below, with the biggest change being that Tutor Time is moved to immediately after lunch.


Period 1

8.30 – 9.30a.m

Period 2

9.30 – 10.30a.m


10.30 – 10.55a.m

Period 3

10.55 – 11.55a.m

Period 4

11.55 – 12.55p.m


12.55 – 1.25p.m

Tutor Time 

1.25 – 1.50p.m

Period 5

1.50 – 2.55p.m


We are doing this so external examinations can start within the time allocated by exam boards. We were also keen to retain the shorter afternoon, with just one lesson, as students tell us they prefer this. Please can I stress that all students are and will continue to be formally registered at every lesson on our electronic system. Moving Tutor Time does not in any way mean your children will not be registered throughout the day. 


Punctuality in the morning is, as you know, a real priority for us. During the time of these changes, with the day starting with a formal lesson, this will remain a real focus and I would ask for your support in ensuring all students are in lessons ready to learn at 8.30a.m.


For some year 11 students, who will be participating in exams, in some cases these exams may go beyond 2.55p.m. If this is the case they will need to make their own arrangements to get home at the end of the day. If this causes any problems please contact the Academy.


Yours sincerely

David Bishop



Beaufort Academy Name Change

We are excited to announce that the new name, logo and uniform have now been agreed for Beaufort Academy, as it joins The Greenshaw Learning Trust. Please see attached for the information.

Holmleigh Park Letter - April 2019

Beaufort Academy proposes to join Greenshaw Learning Trust

February 2019

The Trustees of OUR Cooperative Academy Trust are proposing that Beaufort Academy should join the Greenshaw Learning Trust.

The Trustees, with the local governing body and the school’s leadership, have been carefully considering the school’s future and evaluating its options and have concluded that the best way forward for Beaufort is for the school to become part of the Greenshaw Learning Trust.

Peter Westall, Chair of OUR Cooperative Academy Trust, said:

 “The Greenshaw Learning Trust shares our values and commitment to provide the best education for the local community. Greenshaw has proven success improving schools and has the experience and capacity to provide the support Beaufort needs, whilst building on the strengths of the school for the benefit of all our pupils”.

Mike Cooper, Chair of the Greenshaw Learning Trust, said: 

“We are delighted that Beaufort wants to join our Trust. As part of the Greenshaw family, close collaboration with like-minded schools facing similar challenges, and quality cost-effective support services will help Beaufort be the local school of choice in which to work and learn.”

The Greenshaw Learning Trust is an established and successful multi academy trust with primary and secondary schools in South London, Berkshire and Gloucestershire. 

As an academy in the Greenshaw Learning Trust, Beaufort will maintain its ethos and its place at the heart of its local community, whilst benefitting from quality support services and efficiencies that will ensure the school improves and provides the best start in life to all its students. 

Subject to the necessary agreements being reached between OUR, the Greenshaw Learning Trust and the Department for Education, it is expected that Beaufort Academy will join the Greenshaw Learning Trust on 1 June 2019.

There is further information about the proposal here:

Greenshaw Learning Trust - Beaufort

Greenshaw Learning Trust – Leaflet

Greenshaw Learning Trust – Your View

Greenshaw Learning Trust - Copy Letter