At Bournemouth School

  • We always strive to do our best
  • We celebrate achievement
  • We work together
  • We make the most of our opportunities
  • We have responsibilities as well as rights

We have the highest expectations of students’ behaviour, attendance, work in lessons and at home, and uniform.  Our behaviour policy details the way in which we will reprimand those students who fail to meet our expectations, and reward the vast majority who either exceed or consistently meet them.

Our community’s ethos is based upon the traditional values of:

  • Hard work
  • Discipline
  • Smart Appearance
  • Respect




All members of Bournemouth School are expected to act with courtesy and consideration to others at all times.

This means being punctual and arriving at lessons properly equipped.  During the lessons all are expected to be attentive, co-operative and orderly.  Movement about the school should be quiet and mannerly, being always mindful of the needs and safety of others.

Courtesy towards staff and visitors should be shown in movement around the school, and classes should stand when a visitor or the Headmaster enters the classroom.  The same standards are expected at assembly or when participating in any school event, as well as when travelling to and from school.

Bullying and verbal abuse are never acceptable.

The school buildings, grounds and property should be treated with respect.  This means putting litter into bins and taking no action that makes the school environment less pleasant.  The same respect must be shown towards the personal property of others.

Nothing should be brought to school that is harmful or offensive either to yourself or to others.  This includes tobacco, alcohol or any illegal substances.  The school has a responsibility to its community and will always consult with the police when any action by a student may be illegal.

Click here to access our Behaviour Policy

Click here to access our Anti-bullying Policy

Rewards and Sanctions

Rewards and Sanctions

At Bournemouth School we encourage students to be self-disciplined and to form respectful relationships with the rest of the school community.  To this end, students may receive rewards in the form of Achievement Points or sanctions in the form of Behaviour Points.

Achievement Points can be gained for:

  • hard work e.g. showing high level of effort in a homework;
  • discipline e.g. demonstrating excellent behaviour for learning in a lesson;
  • smart appearance e.g. consistently wearing the correct uniform;
  • respect e.g. showing a positive attitude to others;
  • contributing to the wider school community e.g. taking part in a school production.

In addition to Achievement Points pupils may also be rewarded with the following:

  • ‘phone call or a post card home to congratulate them on an achievement;
  • a nomination for Highly Commended Work;
  • have their work displayed in the entrance foyer or classroom;
  • included in a Celebration Assembly;
  • a reward as part of a tutor group competition;
  • an Exceptional Performance Certificate.

Where students do not meet our expectations in terms of behaviour the following sanctions may be enforced:

  • verbal warning;
  • asked to move seats / wait outside for a short time;
  • removal from a lesson;
  • community service;
  • detention (lunchtime, after school or Saturday);
  • internal isolation (students follow a separate timetable);
  • fixed term suspension;
  • permanent exclusion (very rarely used).