(S10) Consultation page for The Beaulieu Park 6th Form
The consultation will run for 8 weeks from 21st November 2022 - 16th January 2023
The Beaulieu Park School opened in September 2018 to 60 Reception children and the following year in September 2019 to 180 Year 7 children. The school has grown, one year at a time in each phase since and presently has children in Reception, Year 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 and 10. The Beaulieu Park School has proven a very popular choice for families and is over-subscribed in every year group and with waiting lists in each. The school is a free, nonselective, all-ability, 4-16 all-through school.
With the eldest students now in Year 10, the school must apply to the Department for Education to operate as a 4-18 school and offer a 6th form provision so that those children in the school that wish to, can continue their education, just as all others can at all Mid-Essex Schools.
An important part of the process is a consultation that gives all stakeholders an opportunity to voice their support, objections and comments / questions.
The time frame for the consultation is outlined at the top of this page and includes:
- Consultation with the Trustees and Members of The Chelmsford Learning Partnership
- Consultation with the Local Governing Board of The Beaulieu Park School
- Consultation with parents and carers of students at the school
- Consultation with staff
- Consultation with local residents and interested members of the public
- Consultation with other Essex Schools and Local Authority
If you are a parent or carer of a child currently attending The Beaulieu Park School, you are invited to complete the following online questionnaire:
If you are a local resident or interested member of the public, you are invited to complete the following online questionnaire:
On Thursday 8th December 2022, from 5pm-7pm, The Principal of The Beaulieu Park School, James Donaldson, the Acting CEO of The Chelmsford Learning Partnership, Karla Martin and Chair of The Beaulieu Park School Local Governing Body, Ray Consterdine will hold an open consultation forum at The Beaulieu Park School. This is an opportunity for any interested parties to ask about / address any aspects of the proposal directly and face to face. No appointments are necessary and this will be well signposted.
Sixth Form details
The proposal is for a 6th Form with a capacity of 280 students (140 in Year 12 and 140 in Year 13).
6th Form entry requirements will be identical to those of the other local secondary school in our trust, The Boswells School. These are detailed below:
A minimum of 40 points from a student's best 8 GCSE subjects, including a minimum grade 4 in English Language and Maths. This is calculated by adding up the points on the GCSE numerical scale 1-9.
Students must achieve a miminum of a GCSE grade 6 in any subject they wish to study at A level.
Our admissions policy, including for the proposed 6th form admissions arrangements can be found at the bottom of this page.
proposed A Level offer
Art & Design - Fine Art
Drama and Theatre
English Language and Literature (Combined)
Government & Politics
Proposed 6th form dress code
(aligned with the other CLP schools, Roding Valley High School & The Boswells School)
The Sixth Form will encourage smart dress that expresses our students’ self-confidenceand prode, demonstrating the standards expected in business and professional work places. All items should be appropriate in terms of fit and length.
The ‘Dress Smart Work Smart’ dress code will be followed:
- Formal trousers or a skirt
- Formal blouse, shirt, roll neck top or dress
- Footwear must be formal
- A business-type suit or tailored jacket (optional)
- Tie (with formal shirt)
- Formal crew neck or V neck jumper or a cardigan may be worn over the top of a formal blouse or shirt (optional)
- All Sixth Form students must wear their lanyards at all times
The following should not be worn
- No sweatshirts, casual jumpers, hoodies
- No t-shirts or polo shirts
- Crop tops, camisoles, off the shoulder, vest tops or tops/ dresses with string straps are not permitted
- No trainers, Vans/Converse, Dr Marten boots, Ugg style boots, flip flops or stilettos
- No Denim or leather
- No fishnet tights
- Coats, hats or scarves only to be worn outside
- Only discreet piercing is acceptable
- Logos, words and images that would be considered inappropriate or offensive are not acceptable
- Extremes of fashion are not acceptable in a school with younger students
- Please note this is not an exhaustive list
The School reserves the right to decide what is considered appropriate.