Access to the best possible resources to support learning is critical to success. Education at Bournside is brought alive by outstanding facilities. These are modern, well cared for and accessible to all. We develop and invest in them with the sole purpose of supporting and challenging our young people to be the best they can be.
At the heart of any great school is excellence in teaching and learning. We expect all of our students to fully engage in their learning and embrace this through expert classroom practice. Our Learning Centre allows our students to experience new pedagogical approaches which support them in preparing for life beyond school. The approach spreads to innovation across the site and supports our vision for teaching and learning to remain at the forefront of international developments and respond to current research findings. We give extensive access to netbooks, iPads, iPods and innovative multi-functional furniture. Our facilities challenge our students to work co-operatively, embracing the skills of learning in the very best of environments.
The school has an excellent track record of securing investment to make all this happen. Our recently built English block with its light, airy and dynamic classrooms promotes outstanding teaching and learning in a vital area of our school curriculum. Classrooms are equipped with ICT capability to bring our extensive curriculum to life. Alongside impressive classroom facilities, Bournside’s sports and drama facilities are the envy of many. With an extensive school field, astro-turf, two sports halls, a gymnasium, modern fitness suite and purpose built drama studio, it is little surprise that our sports teams and drama students enjoy success across the county and beyond, with performances in both arenas regularly impressing many from within our local community.
We take great pride in offering healthy and nutritious food. Our new purpose built, two-story Dining Centre is open from 8:00am until 4:00pm daily and serves a range of delicious nutritional snacks, meals and drinks. A breakfast, break and lunchtime menu is available online. Sixth form students and staff have access throughout the day, with the main school using this impressive facility before school, during their breaks and after the school day. We use a cashless catering system with all its advantages of speed and security.
In this contemporary social space, students of all ages can purchase hot drinks: Americano, Latte, Mocha or a Cappuccino!