Bournemouth School

Bournemouth School

About the school

Bournemouth School is a non-selective, non-denominational, 11-18 academy for boys, with a sixth form for male and female students, situated in Bournemouth in Dorset. There are 1,082 students of the school roll, of whom 340 are students in the sixth form. The secondary school became an academy on 1 September 2011.

Bournemouth School has a Combined Cadet Force, a Scout Troup, and is a Duke of Edinburgh Award Centre.


Dr D P Lewis CChem MRSC

Values and vision

At Bournemouth School, every student is valued and encouraged to develop their talents to the full in a community where there are no stereotypes and where every achievement is celebrated. Bournemouth School wants to bring out the best in every student. It has the highest expectations of each student’s learning, respect for self and others, sense of community, dress, behaviour and discipline.

Students at Bournemouth School enjoy working in an atmosphere that is characterised by high expectations, fairness, transparency and mutual respect. The community’s ethos is based upon the traditional values of: hard work, discipline, smart appearance, and respect. The school places great importance on delivering an all-round education for all of its students. Every student is given the opportunity to participate in a host of extra-curricular academic, sporting, and cultural events and activities.


“Bournemouth School is outstanding. Students’ achievement is excellent; students make consistently good progress and attainment is high. Teaching is good and typified by strong collaboration between skilled teachers and enthusiastic boys. Most teaching is lively and good resources help make most lessons interesting and enjoyable. The headteacher, senior leaders and managers have an accurate understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses.”

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