Bournemouth Collegiate School is the only independent co-educational 3 -18 school in Bournemouth and Poole. Due to recent successes the school is growing rapidly and pressure on places is acute. Why are so many pupils and parents choosing BCS?
Children are put first . . . and last
The school curriculum is flexible, and the extracurricular activities are exhaustive, varied and exciting
Results at all ages are excellent
It is a school that welcomes everyone; all abilities; all nationalities; all cultures; those who call themselves sporty, artistic, creative, academic, introverted, bubbly, shy, extroverted, everyone; and enables all our pupils to outperform and develop new skills
The prep and senior schools have enviable locations and superb facilities (for example, both have indoor swimming pools, numerous science laboratories, large sports halls, modern ICT and Design and Technology rooms, every classroom on both sites has new state-of-the-art interactive whiteboards, there are large playing areas, both have designated specialist art rooms)
The highly-qualified staff are passionate about their jobs, they are dedicated to raising standards, and they are always ready to support and talk to pupils: BCS is a very friendly and caring school
The school places huge emphasis on getting the best out of everyone in all areas of the curriculum: academic, sport, music, performing arts, art, technologies: it believes in promoting all-round excellence which gives BCS pupils a head start in their future education and careers
Parents are always kept well informed about their children’s progress and parents are welcomed into the school, we see parents as an integral part of the learning process, and of our BCS family
We have no set starting ages or times: pupils start at all ages throughout the year
We have specialist units and courses that support gifted and talented pupils, including a sixth form Oxbridge programme; pupils with learning difficulties or those who may need confidence boosting, help with examination preparation for help with organisation; pupils with English as a second Language (EAL, including IELTS tuition); pupils who need time off school to pursue national, international training regimes
Our boarders are extremely happy, hugely successful, and simply have a ball at BCS!
Our split sites, one from 3-11, the other 11-18, ensures we are family school but also enable us to deliver an appropriate education for each age group without restrictions if we were all on one site
Our co-educational sixth form hugely enhances academic rigour across the school, and encourages better discipline and improved pastoral care: it has significant all-round benefits for our school