Why Board With Us

A truly multicultural environment routed in British traditions and culture

Why Board With Us

We offer a happy, caring, vibrant, friendly and safe home from home and we are a school that understands the needs of our boarders and parents.

  • Almost a third of the school community boards.
  • We offer boarding for 10-18 year olds, boys and girls.
  • We offer full, weekly, day and flexi-boarding.
  • Our boarders are from UK, Germany, France, Spain, Kazakhstan, Syria, Ukraine, South Korea, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam: a truly multicultural environment routed in British traditions and culture.
  • Our students achieve excellent academic results.
  • Our Prep sessions are monitored by our academic boarding staff. 
  • We offer a superb range of daily evening and weekend activities for boarders. These include trips to Madame Tussauds and London; international rugby matches; go karting and paintballing, as well as beach games and BBQs, jewellery making, music jam nights, knitting club and book clubs; cooking and charity events.
  • We are 10 minutes by train/bus/car from Bournemouth town centre, with its excellent shopping, entertainment and theatres.
  • We are a 2-minute walk from the golden sandy beaches of Southbourne.
  • The internationally acclaimed heritage sites of the New Forest, Stonehenge, and the Jurassic Coast are all within a 30 minutes’ drive of BCS.
  • Excellent boarding and school facilities, including a swimming pool, sports hall and on-site gym.
  • Sports Academy boarders benefit from their elite coaches being on-site running early morning and evening sessions.
  • Superb in-house catering provides healthy and wholesome meals. We are able to cater for all tastes and dietary requirements;
  • As a school we offer a wide range of subject choices.
  • We have significant strengths in music, the arts and sport at BCS.
  • Water sports are available for Boarders as an activity.
  • We have happy boarders, delighted and satisfied parents and a school staff fully involved with boarders and their wellbeing.

Bournemouth Collegiate School is part of United Learning. United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12.

Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.