Bournemouth School


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About Bournemouth School

Bournemouth School is an over-subscribed grammar school for boys (1116 on roll, with 366 in the sixth form, 68 of whom are girls) serving Bournemouth and the surrounding area. The school's published admission number for Year 7 entry is 150. A number of students join us in Year 12 from other local schools (68 in September 2014, 40 of whom are girls).
The school converted to become an academy on 1st September 2011. Shortly afterwards, it was inspected by Ofsted and judged to be outstanding. In the resulting report the House system was cited as the "heart and soul" of the school, and continues to be a defining characteristic of the school. Our sixth form is a fully integrated part of the school, with students embracing leadership opportunities and serving as excellent role models for younger students.
The school's ethos is built upon the traditional values of hard work, discipline, smart appearance and respect, but we also seek to embrace emerging technologies to improve the quality of teaching and learning and to ensure that our students are adequately equipped for life in the 21st century. Outstanding academic results are achieved through a partnership between our students, highly qualified staff and supportive parents.
Bournemouth School is one of very few maintained schools in the United Kingdom that has a Combined Cadet Force (CCF). We have Army, Navy and RAF sections and students who choose to join have wonderful opportunities to travel, sail, fly and take part in outdoor activities. Membership of our CCF is also offered to girls from Bournemouth School for Girls (BSG). The school also has a RN accredited Sea-Scout Group, which affords students further opportunities to learn skills related to the outdoor life. Students from both the CCF and Scouts compete in events such as the annual Ten Tors expedition, and have the opportunity to participate in overseas expeditions and regional, national and international events. The school is also a Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award Directly Licensed Centre. The DofE Award scheme is open to all students in Year 10 and above.
We offer students an extensive extra-curricular provision (sport, music, scouts, CCF, DofE, drama, theatre club, etc.). The Sir David English Sports Centre (SDEC) is open to members of the school and local community from 7 am to 10 pm daily. The all weather pitches benefit the school's students and a number of local clubs.

Contact Information

Bournemouth School East Way, BOURNEMOUTH, Dorset, BH8 9PY
01202 512609
01202 516095

Other Info

  • Type: Academy
  • OFSTED: Outstanding
  • Rating: -
  • Headteacher: Dr Dorian Lewis
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Boys/Girls: 1035 / 45
  • Total on roll: 1081

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All attending pupils: National School Census Data 2015
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Academic Results

OFSTED Results

Detail Result
Last Inspection Date 14/09/2011
Overall Effectiveness Outstanding
Behaviour and Safety of Pupils Good
Achievement of Pupils Outstanding
Quality of Teaching Good
Leadership and Management Good

The table below shows the % of students achieving A* - C or 4 - 9 Grades in each subject

Subject name 2017 2016 2015
English 98% 99% 98%
Maths 99% 98% 100%
Science (Double Award) 97% 95% 97%
Humanities 97% 96% 97%
Languages 95% 92% 94%
% achieving 5 or more GCSEs 98% 95% 98%

A-Level Results

Year % achieving 3 or more A Levels at AAB or better Average A Level Grade
Year % achieving 3 or more A Levels Average A Level Grade

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