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Academy Achievements

2019 - 2020

  • Ofsted inspection - Academy retained 'Good' grade.
  • 27th Best performing school in the scratch built F24 Competition & Best Mascot in the World!
  • DofE students have spent 949 hours learning a skill, 1547 hours doing a physical activity and 1404 hours volunteering in the local community.


  • First Student to complete DofE Gold visits Buckingham Palace to collect award and the DofE Gold students had tea with Prince Edward at Canford.
  • Greenpower team raced and won awards at Castle Coombe event in September
  • Positive ‘Progress 8’ score of +0.13 places us 9th out of 55 similar schools for levels of progress

Top three highlights from previous years:


  • Ofsted short inspection 'overall effectiveness grade of GOOD'.
  • Academy History teacher chosen to partner top Oxford professor in learning project
  • TBA recognised as one of the top 3 performing UK schools in Gatsby 'Good Career Guidance' evaluation


  • Highest ever KS5 results - 77.2% A* - C grades, 100% all students achieved A*-E grades
  • Third year running, all students have secured their choice of university or apprenticeship
  • Mr Scagell (Teacher of Music/Performing Arts) nominated in Echo School Awards


  • Final top three - 'Most Enterprising School' in National Enterprise Challenge Final 2016
  • NEON 'Outstanding Access in widening access to Higher Education' winner
  • Mr Mastrocola Teacher in charge of Music is 'Teacher of the Year' in Echo Awards


  • 'The Bourne Academy is a GOOD school - Ofsted
  • In the first year, 100% 6th Form students achieved A* - E grades in A Levels
  • Alumni Association  and The Bourne Foundation Charitable Trust launched


  • Academy is 5th out of 55 similar schools for levels of progress by students
  • High Sheriff and Lord Lieutenant of Dorset give Academy seal of approval
  • Winner of the Galliford Try Transformation Trust Cup for Sailing


  • 16th place (out of 400 schools) at the Green Power Competition
  • Receives 'Best Newcomer Award' at Green Power Competition at Merryfield
  • 60% of students gained 5 A* to C grades in GCSE incl English + Maths


  • First Ofsted visit concluded that The Academy has made GOOD progress
  • Best GCSE results ever at the school site
  • 2012 Boccia Champions of Dorset


  • Grand Opening of The Bourne Academy
  • The first Academy students receive scholarships to Canford School
  • Winner of ‘Aimhigher School of the Year’ award