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  • Private Tours are now available to book. These run in October for Yr 6 applicants & in November for Yr 11 applicants.

    Published 15/09/22
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  • BBC100 'Share Your Story'

    Published 06/10/22

    Delighted to welcome The BBC into The Bourne Academy today. The BBC100 Share Your Story’ is part of the BBC’s wider centenary celebrations, visiting around 400 secondary schools across the UK in 2022. In each session a carefully selected BBC Ambassador, (for us: Ray Gillies, BBC Researcher), shares their inspirational journey with students, in a bid to inspire them through the power of storytelling and aspiration. Ray Gillies gave an empowering talk to our students demonstrating his perseverance in overcoming personal challenges to achieve his career at The BBC.  

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  • GCSE Results 2022

    Published 31/08/22

     Our class of 2022 have managed to rise to all the challenges over the last few years and record the Academy’s highest ever attainment results. 

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  • A Level & BTEC Results 2022

    Published 18/08/22

    97% A* to E grades achieved and the vast majority of Year 13 students have secured their choice of university or course of study. 

    The Bourne Academy, an all-ability state-funded secondary Academy sponsored by Canford School, is delighted to announce it has achieved another excellent set of A-Level and BTEC examination results. Standout results have been achieved in Music and Sport. Students are going on to higher education to study a wide variety of courses, some are taking up apprenticeship opportunities and others are entering the world of work.

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  • Team Pitch at National Careers Challenge Grand Finals 2022

    Published 07/07/22

    A team of students from Year 10 attended the National Careers Challenge, Grand Finals 2022, in Birmingham on 7 July.  They earned their place by developing a new mobile phone game app called 'Fitfun' and had the opportunity to pitch their product to a judging panel at the event.

    The team of four students was proud to represent the Academy and the entire community on the day and deserve to be extremely proud of their achievement.

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  • The Academy community sends heartfelt condolences to The Royal Family on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

    Published 06/07/22

    The Bourne Academy Remembers HM Queen Elizabeth II, 1926 - 2022

    The Bourne Academy joins people around the world in mourning the loss of HM Queen Elizabeth II. 

    Over the coming days and weeks, our school community will pay tribute to her 70 years of dedicated service.

    Our pastoral staff are available for any students who may find this news especially difficult due to personal bereavement. Please do contact us if your child requires any additional support.

     

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  • Bourne Academy Students Hosted by Goldman Sachs at Three-Day Careers Residential

    Published 19/05/22

    During the Easter holidays, students at The Bourne Academy attended a three-day Careers Residential hosted by Goldman Sachs and education charity Teach First aimed at improving their careers knowledge and skills needed to take advantage of future opportunities after school.

    At their offices in the City of London, Goldman Sachs hosted 100 pupils from ten schools serving disadvantaged communities across the country; all these schools work closely with Teach First – the education charity helping schools facing the biggest challenges to tackle educational inequality. The Residential was organised by Goldman Sachs as part of their ongoing commitment to improving social mobility with young people given careers support they would otherwise struggle to access.

    Students spent the week learning about careers in the City, boosting their employability skills, and networking with employees from organisations such as The Economist and Financial Times, as well as Goldman Sachs itself. Research has demonstrated the importance of engaging with businesses for young people – FACT: just four meaningful interactions with an employer reduces a child’s chances of becoming NEET (not in education, employment, or training) after school by 86%.[1]

    Isabella Tapping of The Bourne Academy was also recognised during the week by Goldman Sachs employees, winning the Communication Champion Award in the closing ceremony of the Residential.

    Students from The Bourne Academy were also recognised during the week for their communication skills, being awarded the winning prize by a panel of judges for the debate exercise, having been commended for their passionate and persuasive arguments.

    The Residential is an important part of The Bourne Academy’s careers education programme, ensuring it’s studenst have the same opportunities to succeed after school as wealthier pupils. A survey of pupils in attendance found 88% believed they were better equipped for their future careers and 72% felt their understanding of careers available in the City had increased.

    Principal at The Bourne Academy, Mr Mark Avoth:

    “We were absolutely thrilled to be selected for this opportunity with Goldman Sachs and Teach First. Many of our students have never had the opportunity to travel to London before, and this was an unforgettable trip for them.

    As a school we’re committed to providing a quality careers education for our pupils, and opportunities like this are vital for inspiring our young people about what their future pathway could look like. Our students have come away feeling that they can achieve anything they set their mind to.”

    Russell Hobby, CEO of Teach First:

    “The future world of work can be daunting for many young people but, for those from disadvantaged backgrounds, the barriers to a successful career can feel insurmountable. We’re working with partner businesses and schools serving disadvantaged communities to give more young people the chance to unlock their full potential after school. We’re so grateful to our long-standing partner Goldman Sachs for hosting a varied and inspirational schedule of events at the Residential, giving pupils from ten Teach First partner schools an inside look into the sector – inspiring them about what they could go on to achieve and giving them the skills and knowledge that they need to turn those inspirations into reality. I was honoured to join the closing ceremony and hear directly from the pupils who had clearly gained so much from the experience. We’re proud to work with businesses like Goldman Sachs to have an impact where it’s needed most.”

    Janine Glasenberg, Managing Director at Goldman Sachs:

    “As a proud and long standing partner of Teach First, Goldman Sachs were delighted to work with Teach First to deliver the Goldman Sachs Careers Residential.  As a firm, we are incredibly focused on upskilling, inspiring and informing the next generation of talent. We strongly believe that talent and determination should determine one’s future, not the circumstances we are born into. Unfortunately, we know this is not always the case. We recognise that not all students have equal access to education, development opportunities, networks or resources, and this can often have significant impact on their future. We want to level the playing field here - our focus is developing all individual talent, no matter their background.

    “The Teach First Residential was a uniquely designed a three day careers residential with the aim of inspiring and upskilling students from lower socio-economic backgrounds across the UK, who may not typically have access to these opportunities or a broader network.   We worked closely with Teach First over 18 months to design and deliver content that showcased the variety of career opportunities in the city, whilst building students confidence and skills.

    “The energy from both the students and teachers throughout the Residential was infectious and there was a real buzz in our London office. The students truly gave it their all and we are so incredibly proud of every participant who pushed themselves outside their comfort zones, learnt a new skill and had some fun along the way!”

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  • Bourne Academy Launches Progressive New Scholar Programme

    Published 28/04/22

    We are delighted to introduce you to our Bourne Scholars Programme for Gifted and Talented students at The Bourne Academy. Partnering with Canford School (as part of our exclusive sponsor relationship), Southampton University and Winchester College, the Programme offers all the advantages, and many more, of local Grammar Streams by providing academic and extracurricular opportunities that increase the Scholars’ Cultural Capital and puts them on a path to the world’s best universities.

    Students have been selected following a number of assessment points which demonstrate excellent Character and Commitment to our Academy. The aims of the Programme are to provide a highly academic and rigorous curriculum to stretch and challenge the most academically able children whilst following our progressive ASPIRE values to encourage the holistic development of all Scholars.

    The Bourne Scholars will engage in weekly enriching extracurricular activities and academic tasks, for example, working with Canford School on joint book/debating clubs, residential stays, Real Tennis, Combined Cadet Force (CCF), horse-riding, rowing, shooting, archery, golf, joint Sailing trip and elite sports coaching.  The academic curriculum will provide Scholars with additional opportunities, eg. studying two languages, in-house mentoring, bespoke tutoring, free musical instrument and further stretch and challenge activities.

    We are extremely excited to see how our Scholars develop as we strengthen our relationships with renowned educators and provide a truly life-changing opportunities to our students.

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  • Bourne Academy student elected as BCP Youth Parliament Representative

    Published 27/04/22

    Year 10 Bourne Academy student, Zara Sosic was recently elected as the UK BCP Youth Parliament representative for 2022 and will be running in office for two years. Zara was elected with a staggering 6563 votes, setting a local record for Youth Parliament elections and taking 25% of all voting codes issued.

    During her journey Zara will be conversing with the other elected students to discuss important issues and make an impact in the local community and attending a weekend residential with members of the UKYP. She will also get the grand opportunity to visit the House of Commons strengthening the relationship with the younger generation.

     Bourne Academy staff member Tracy White supporting Zara on her political journey

    exclaimed ‘The Academy is so proud of Zara for this massive achievement she is a prime example of the hard work and determination we nurture at the Academy; I look forward to mentoring her throughout these two memorable years.’

    Recently, local Bournemouth MP Conor Burns and Becky Mcdade from BCP Council joined us at the Academy to Zara to congratulate her on her success and discuss her important ideas.

    The Bourne Academy looks forward to watching Zara flourish in parliament and will continue to support her on her triumphant journey.

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  • ACADEMY CLOSURE FRIDAY 18 FEBRUARY - Remote learning for all students.

    Published 17/02/22

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  • Bourne Academy Student Appointed Head of Dorset Police Cadets

    Published 12/01/22

    The Bourne Academy’s student Megan Bushnell has been appointed the role of Head Cadet for Dorset’s first Police Cadet group. Through a tough appointment process Megan was selected to create positive change in the community and lead the young cadets into success.

    Inspector Alyssa Forrest shares her thoughts on this fantastic opportunity, saying: “This is a great opportunity and achievement for Cadet Megan, she should be very proud”. Since being appointed, Megan has represented the Dorset Police Cadets at a law service in Dorchester organised by the High Sheriff. Also, Megan proudly stood alongside the Police Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable at the Remembrance Day service in Bournemouth, paying their respects for the fallen troops.

    We are very proud to have so much incredibly diverse talent at the Academy and we look forward to seeing what is in store for Megan and her fellow cadets as she upholds good citizenship and inflicts positive change into the local community.

    Dorset’s first Volunteer Police Cadet Unit was set up at The Bourne Academy by Dorset Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Dorset in the summer of 2019.

    Megan at the 2021 Remembrance Day Service

    The Volunteer Police Cadet Scheme is designed to build bridges between young people, the community and the police. The VPC scheme is about taking a mixture of young people aged 13-18 and helping them make a difference for themselves and their community.

    Cadets learn about the law, police procedures and specialist police units, and they develop some of the skills that police officers need such as communication, interpersonal skills and team working. They are also taught about community issues and local policing priorities.

    Dorset Police have two Cadet units which are based in Bournemouth and we are very proud of the young people who are committed to serving their community through volunteering their time and who act as fantastic ambassadors for Dorset Police.

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  • ​Girls Active Leader Squad Programme Nominated Winners Of National Award!

    Published 08/12/21

    At the Bourne Academy we are extremely proud to announce that our Girls Active Leader Squad (GALS) as part of our ACE enrichment club initiative has been awarded as the winners of the Girls Active and Young Change maker Awards 2021 by Youth Sport Trust.

    The GALS programme strives to encourage and empathise the importance of physical activity for inspired like-minded girls. The GALS have been so busy after forming just this year participating in a range of team building sports to encourage confidence and teamwork including football, netball and shortly launching the rugby team.

    We believe this is very well deserved for the team, the energy from our girls during the ceremony was fantastic to watch as they listened and appreciated some very inspiring stories from the hard work all the nominees have been doing within their schools and communities. There were some great female role models involved in the ceremony which we hope will motivate our girls to continue to develop what they have achieved so far.

    Emma Timlett, teacher of P.E and GALS coach shared her thoughtful words: ‘’It was a great evening celebrating women in sport, and we hope our GALS have been motivated to continue to participate and encourage others to join! They thoroughly deserve to be celebrated for their continuous hard work and energy. We are so proud.’’

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