Beyond the curriculum

At Bournside, there is a rich and varied programme of activities for students to get involved in beyond the classroom. A full extra-curricular programme allows students to learn an instrument, and play in or lead a musical group. There are opportunities for all students to play a part in one of many school and group productions and of course, show off their talents on the sports field in a vast range of sporting activities.

Pupils behave in a safe, sensible, calm and orderly manner.

Ofsted, September 2016

There are also opportunities to get involved with many clubs: environment, chess, art, French academy, robotics and cybersecurity to name a few. In the academic year 2016-17, over 80 trips and visits went out from school to a range of local, national and overseas places of interest. These included a Year 7 “Racing to School Maths day” at Cheltenham Racecourse, Year 8 “Brilliant Club” visits to Oxford University, and a range of outdoor activity days for Year 9.

Students can also embark on the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme from Year 9, and try out the experience first with a taster walk. We offer all levels of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme: Bronze, Silver and Gold Award. At Bournside we encourage all students to get involved and try something new.