Our vision

We aim for every student to develop the knowledge, skills and self-confidence to become the best they can be.

This underpins all that we do and is achieved through a superb standard of education, resulting in the school being a vibrant, exciting and memorable place to learn. We pride ourselves on appreciating that each student is an individual, and offer outstanding resources and an extensive range of courses to allow students to tailor their study programme regardless of their personal ambition; whether our students have aspirations to go on to the highest tariff universities, seek an apprenticeship or go directly into employment, once they complete their time with us they will be well prepared for their next steps and adult life ahead.

The highly inclusive ethos of the school continues into the sixth form.
Ofsted 2016

Our sixth form is successful, vibrant, diverse and energetic, and each year attracts many students from the main school and from schools around the county; a dynamic mix of newcomers and retained students gives our sixth form a character all of its own. High-quality teaching and learning, coupled with motivated students, have helped ensure our results have improved year after year in terms of the value added to each learner.

The staff go above and beyond to ensure that you attain the grades that you deserve.
(Sixth form student)

I enjoy studying at Bournside due to the high-quality facilities and freedom to choose where to study. Be it independent or group work, I am always able to find an area to suit my needs.(Sixth form student)

Academic success is just one aspect to life at Bournside. Our ‘Education for Life’ and Enrichment programmes are of the highest quality; whether you want to participate in sport, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, drama, music, charity work, trips abroad or volunteer in the local community, opportunities at Bournside are numerous and there is certainly something here for everyone.

Mike Stratford
Assistant Headteacher – Head of Sixth Form