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  • Click here for info on Academy Open Day: Wednesday 30 September & 6th Form Open Day: Wednesday 14th October

    Published 25/09/20

    Please click here to access the 'landing page' for our virtual Academy Open Evening event, which will go live on 30 September.

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  • Information on upcoming Academy & Sixth Form Open Evenings

    Published 21/09/20

    2020 Academy & Sixth Form Open Evenings

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  • Parents/Carers/Students - We are urging people to remember social distancing protocol at The Academy

    Published 10/09/20

    The Bourne Academy are reminding parents, carers and students alike, to be respectful of others and to maintain social distancing when at The Academy. Parents and carers are also being advised not to congregate around The Academy's entrances and exits upon arrival and departure times.

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  • Former Bourne Academy Student Performs Lockdown Song On BBC Radio

    Published 09/09/20

    A former alumni of The Bourne Academy has described it as an ‘incredible experience and huge achievement’, after her lockdown song featured on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire on Sunday night (06/09/20).

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  • The Bourne Academy GCSE Results

    Published 20/08/20

    The Bourne Academy, an all ability state-funded secondary Academy established by its sponsor Canford School in 2010, is delighted to announce another very positive set of examination results, both in terms of grades and levels of progress achieved. What is particularly pleasing is that many more students will have the opportunity to continue their studies if they wish too.

    This year has been the most unusual and challenging year for students in Year 11, where due to COVID-19, learning time was lost and grades have been assessed differently. Mark Avoth, Principal, said ‘This has been a very tough year for our Year 11s – we are all extremely proud of their resilience and the maturity they have shown during this global pandemic. This was not the GCSE year at school that they expected or deserved, but they should be incredibly proud of everything they have achieved. My thanks goes also to our great body of committed staff and parents too.’

    Rachel Bennett, Assistant Principal of Teaching and Learning said ‘I have worked here for nearly 25 years, in all that time never have a year group had to face such difficult challenges as those thrown up by COVID-19. As a cohort they have remained cheerfully stoic despite the many anxieties caused by the social isolation of lockdown. I am delighted that the hard graft they put in into their GCSE and BTEC courses has been recognised by government and that these resourceful and resilient young people can go on to the destinations they have been working towards’.

    For more information about The Bourne Academy, anyone is welcome to attend the Academy’s annual Virtual Open Evening on Wednesday 30 September 2020, 6.00pm-8.00pm. Alternatively, anyone may attend the specific 6th Form Virtual Open Evening on Wednesday 14 October 2020, 6.00-8.00pm.  Morning Tours may be available in October – more information to follow.  Please enquire at the Academy for further details.

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  • Bourne Academy Students Win National Enterprise Challenge

    Published 19/08/20

    A small group of students from The Bourne Academy are delighted to have been declared the winners of this year’s National Enterprise Challenge announced yesterday.

    Over 20,000 students took part in this year’s National Enterprise Challenge across the UK. The Key Stage 4 brief was to design a new ‘carb killer chocolate bar’ for Grenade Power Bars. The Bourne Academy’s team Applezilla, Amy Lewis, Toby Durham and Lina Salata, won the overall Key Stage 4 competition with their apple crumble flavoured bar design.

    The judges at Grenade and The National Enterprise Challenge were blown away by the standard of Team Applezilla’s pitch and the enterprise skills demonstrated by the whole team during the facilitation day back in March. The Applezilla Bar will be launched on the global market in autumn 2020. When it is safe to do so, the team will also get the exciting opportunity to visit Google in London and the Grenade Headquarters.

    Head of Careers and Aspirations Vicky Woodings said "I could not be prouder of the resilience, creativity and hard work demonstrated by every member of the team. Despite the challenges of remote working these students have created a strong brand and an engaging and memorable advert." Alan Barratt, the company founder and CEO of Grenade praised the quality and professionalism of their entry

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  • The Bourne Academy Success A-Level & Vocational Results 2020

    Published 13/08/20

    The Bourne Academy, an all ability state-funded secondary Academy sponsored by Canford School, is delighted with another set of highly positive Sixth Form results and onward destinations data:  21% of overall students have gained a place Russell Group Universities and 18% of students are going on to study medical careers, the highest ever number going into medicine.

    This year has been an unusual and challenging year for students in Year 13, where due to Covid-19, learning time was lost and grades have been assessed differently.  Whilst some of our students have had grades moderated, we are delighted that this has not affected their onward journeys, whatever that may be. 

    Mark Avoth, Principal, said ‘This has been an unbelievably tough year for our Year 13s – they have had so much to endure during the global pandemic and we just want to say how extremely proud we are of their grit and resilience.  They have proved themselves to be mature, self-motivated individuals who have worked tirelessly before and throughout lockdown, to ensure the best possible future outcomes for themselves.  This was not the final year of school that they were promised, but they should be incredibly proud of everything they have achieved.  My enormous thanks goes also to our great body of committed staff and parents too.’

    Mr Dean Taafe, Head of Sixth Form, said I am thrilled that all of our Year 13 students, who applied to university, have secured an offer at their first choice university or chosen course of study. Their success is testament to all their hard work and that of staff who have supported them over the past two years. I feel very proud of this young yet successful 6th Form. We are going from ‘strength to strength’.

    For more information about The Bourne Academy, anyone is welcome to attend the Academy’s annual Virtual Open Evening on Wednesday 30 September 2020, 6.00pm-8.00pm.  Alternatively, anyone may attend the specific 6th Form Virtual Open Evening on Wednesday 14 October 2020, 6.00-8.00pm.  Morning Tours may be available in October – more information to follow.  Please enquire at the Academy for further details.

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  • Year 11- Message from Mr Peacock

    Published 17/06/20






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  • Talbot Village Trust helps The Bourne Academy community with COVID19 costs

    Published 08/06/20

    The Bourne Academy is delighted to announce that they have received a generous £10,000 funding from Talbot Village Trust’s COVID-19 Support Fund. This money has enabled The Bourne Academy to continue its efforts in supporting the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The funding has been used to help care for the vulnerable and keyworkers’ children and families in the community. The donation also allowed the Academy to purchase additional equipment required to enable students to continue their learning remotely.

    During lockdown, the Academy has been helping our community by schooling children onsite, telephoning vulnerable students and their families and visiting most vulnerable children for an ‘eyes on’ assessment. The students were always front of mind for the Academy as they arranged safeguarding assessments by telephone as well as bi- weekly deliveries of hundreds of work packs around the community for students with no internet access. The Bourne Academy has also prepared and delivered 205 Free School Meals before the voucher scheme, arranged and distributed vouchers and Magic Breakfast food parcels.

    Russell Lucas-Rowe, Trustee of Talbot Village Trust and founder of the campaign, said: “We understand the importance and impact The Bourne Academy has on young peoples’ lives in our community. We are thrilled to have been able to help with our COVID-19 Support Fund so that the Academy can keep empowering students to achieve and aspire to the highest standards.”

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  • The Bourne Academy Providing Breakfasts for Families

    Published 14/05/20

    Last year, The Bourne Academy was selected to join in the National School Breakfast Programme. The programme has since provided a breakfast to every student that wants or needs it at the start of each Academy day. But since the Coronavirus pandemic and the UK wide school closures, the Academy has been seeking new ways to support its local families.

    Together with the National Breakfast Programme, the Academy is now able to distribute food parcels to support its families who may be struggling in these difficult times. Funding for the programme comes from the Department for Education and the supplies are being delivered to the Academy by a partnership of two charities: Family Action and Magic Breakfast. The aim of National School Breakfast Programme is that ‘no child is too hungry to learn’.

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  • Academy‚Äôs Community Governor Drives Miles to Keep Students Learning

    Published 11/05/20

    The Community Governor at The Bourne Academy has been driving miles to deliver home working packs to those students in our community with no access to the internet.

    Together with his amazing family, Mr Darren Cheeseman of Kingren Groundworks Ltd, has taken valuable days off work ensuring all the children in our community are supported and have the same advantage.

    Before the Easter holiday voucher scheme was released, Mr Cheeseman and family delivered lunches, to all our self-isolating Free School Meals families.  Subsequently, he has collected from school, and delivered around Bournemouth, over 107 envelopes and work packs for students with no internet access.  This takes him a long day, every two weeks.  Whilst out in the van, he also collects all the completed homework to bring back into the Academy’s quarantine room, to be marked.

    The Academy is indebted to Darren Cheeseman, and his family, for their selfless support during these lockdown weeks.

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  • Student Awards!

    Published 01/05/20

    ASPIRE Nominations

    All staff nominate a student each half term who has demonstrated the ASPIRE Competencies for being Ambitious, Self-Confident, Physically Literate, Independent, Resilient and Emotionally Literate.

    June 2020 ASPIRE Awards:



    Community ASPIRE Nominations:



    Home Learning Reward Certificates

    Celebrating students hard work and commitment to home learning!

    Gold Slips 

    All teachers nominate a student who has excelled in their studies for a Gold Slip. 

    May 2020 Nominee list

    And the winners are... 




    Hegarty Heroes

    Each week the top five students in each year are selected to be a 'Hegarty hero'. These students are chosen due to their effort and attainment levels, with the tasks for that week and are selected based on that weeks work. Well Done to all 'Home Learning Hegarty Heroes'!

    Rockdown Sessions

    Well Done To all students who took part in the Rockdown Sessions!

    House Points

    Student House Points 29 June - 3 July 2020

    Anvil Calshot Hurst Kingswear Portland Trinity Year 11


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