Our Values and Ethos

Our Values and Ethos

Bournemouth School provides an excellent education, enabling all students to choose a career path that is fulfilling, exciting and challenging. We will provide them with the skills to make the right individual development choices when leaving Bournemouth School, whether this is accessing the best universities or apprenticeships such as in finance or engineering.

In order to achieve the academic standards desired, the School’s leadership will always focus upon developing outstanding teaching and learning.

The school will support extra-curricular activities and other appropriate qualifications to build talent, leadership and confidence.

In order to strengthen and enrich the community of the school all children should have a fair and equal chance to participate in all the activities of the school and should ideally live within the locality.

Our Values

• Hard work

• Discipline

• Smart appearance

• Respect

Our Goals


  • Enable and encourage students from all backgrounds to attend Bournemouth School
  • Ensure that all of our students realise their academic potential
  • Enable students to develop their talents and capabilities to make a valuable contribution to society
  • Provide a broad and interesting academic and non-academic student experience
  • Develop and expand the curriculum, always working to make it better


  • Leadership development of all staff
  • Recruit and retain the best staff
  • Improve all staff through training, assessment, and supportive mentoring
  • Support staff when pressures whether inside or outside school mean they are struggling


  • Secure the school’s place within the local community
  • Plan for the future taking account of political and societal changes
  • Ensure the school is optimally positioned to secure the greatest continuous improvement and contribution to the local education landscape.
  • Maintain a balanced budget
  • Retain reserves of £350k,
  • Upgrade the buildings and facilities through tendering for capital grants


We have the highest expectations of each student’s learning, respect for self and others, sense of community, dress, behaviour and discipline.  We enjoy the support of students, parents and our community in helping to fulfil these expectations.  Our students benefit from working in an atmosphere that is characterised by high expectations, fairness, transparency and mutual respect.

We always challenge students to do their best while, at the same time, offering them the support that they need to do really well.  Older students are asked to take leadership responsibilities and operate as role models and mentors for those in lower years.  We place great importance on delivering an all-round education for all of our students.  Every student is given the opportunity to participate in a host of extra-curricular academic, sporting, and cultural events and activities.

As you would expect, academic standards are high, both at GCSE and A level.  The vast majority of our students go on to study degree courses at universities and colleges (with an increasing proportion securing places at Russell Group universities), taking the good name of Bournemouth School into the professional and industrial world beyond.