Bournemouth School for Girls

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Location: Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Bournemouth School for Girls

Bournemouth School for Girls is a selective secondary grammar school located in Bournemouth, Dorset.  With around 1100 pupils on roll, including 300 in the Sixth Form, Bournemouth School for Girls is larger than the average secondary grammar. The school converted to academy status in 2011, and is now part of the South West Academic Trust. The trust includes a large number of grammar schools across the region, and is directly affiliated with Exeter University. The school can boast of a wide range of facilities, including large playing fields shared with a local boys’ school. 


Alistair Brien

Values and Vision

As a selective institution, the school sets a high academic standard for entry. Potential applicants are expected to pass a number of tests - Mathematics, English and Verbal Reasoning.  Entrance to the Sixth Form is open to external applications, pending GCSE results. The school itself offers a high-quality academic curriculum for its students, supported both by strong facilities and proper careers guidance. 


“The effect of teaching over time in all years, but especially in the sixth form, is outstanding. Such high-quality practice on enables all, including disabled students, those who have special educational needs, those who have a first language other than English and those supported through the pupil premium, to make outstanding progress. Teachers have high expectations for their students, which encourages them to achieve and progress well in lessons and over time.”

The full report into the Bournemouth School for Girls can be found here.

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Address: Castle Gate Close, Castle Lane West, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 9UJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1202 526289