Our Facilities - Wow!
The Senior School
The 8-acre Senior
School site is close to the cliff-top and extensive beaches
in Bournemouth and uses teaching and boarding
facilities built around the old Wentworth Lodge which were once part of
Portman Estate. The house, built in 1872, was used by Viscount Portman
summer residence for around six weeks every year. The school has formal
very attractive surrounding woodlands and extensive sports and play
Senior School Facilities
Lodge, built in 1872 as the family home of Lord
Portman, remains at the heart of the Senior School site and provides
an elegant setting for the school. Teaching mainly takes place in custom-built
designed much more recently to provide an open and modern learning
with the school’s dining hall, which looks out across the gardens. The
classrooms are light and airy, and are supplemented by two south-facing
studios, a ceramics studio and a drama studio. The music block has a large
number of teaching and practice rooms, and is well furnished with a wide
selection of instruments. Pupils enjoy excellent facilities for food
technology, with a well equipped food preparation area that includes the
labour saving technology.
school’s information technology facilities were completely renewed in
include an interactive whiteboard in every teaching space, together with
ActiveExpression© devices to encourage
interactive learning. There are several newly-equipped ICT suites, one
is dedicated to Sixth Form use. Other specialist teaching areas include a
custom-built Design and Technology suite and the Jones Performing Arts Centre, which has
equipped with theatre lighting for drama teaching and performances.
is a large sports hall equipped with two trampolines, table tennis tables and facilities for
tennis, netball, basketball and badminton. We have recently opened a purpose built High Performance Fitness Centre with the latest aerobic and anaerobic equipment, which is adjacent to the 25 metre heated indoor swimming pool. The sports
field is used for hockey, rounders and athletics. The
all-weather football and hockey pitch, which incorporates the latest
astro-turf technology, is part of our ongoing sports
development plan which has also seen the building of a new hard
and the refurbishing of the tennis and netball courts with a new
Our medical wing, with surgery and indivdual rest rooms serves both
boarders and day pupils. The School Nurse
Practitioners are based on the Senior Site but provide guidance to the
Preparatory Site. They are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
The school has recently renovated the boarding facilities to a very high specification and many rooms now boast en-suite facilities.