Aims & Values

Our commitment to every student at Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre.

We are intensely proud of our vibrant and forward looking school community. Our core belief is that every student develops the knowledge, skills and self-confidence to become the best they can be. This underpins all we do and is achieved…

through a superb standard of education, resulting in the school being a vibrant, exciting and memorable place to learn.

by offering outstanding resources, which ensure that education at the school is brought alive and that our students are supported and challenged appropriately.

by understanding each individual, and ensuring that they are safe, happy and well-supported.

Every person who belongs to our school is unique. We strive to secure the highest standards of achievement for all, based on a secure and deep understanding of each individual and his or her capacity to excel. The pursuit of excellence across the school’s activity is demonstrated by a constant drive to improve or maintain high levels of achievement and personal development for all.


Students learn well because they work closely with teachers, one another and independently.

Ofsted 2016

We support and value a well ordered and caring environment. Everything we do is underpinned by tolerance, honesty, co-operation and mutual respect. We want our students to feel that this is their school and that it exists to serve their best interests.

Our students and staff are clear that Bournside is an exciting and rewarding place in which to learn and teach. Students and staff are supported well and challenged appropriately and know what is expected of them.

Allan Foulds, Headteacher

Consistently good behaviour ensures a highly positive atmosphere in lessons.

Ofsted 2016