Latest News

  • Cheltenham Bournside students celebrate GCSE success

    There were happy scenes at Cheltenham Bournside school as this year’s 260 GCSE students' results were revealed and students celebrated their excellent successes. Headteacher Steve Jefferies said: “After our fantastic, record breaking A’ level results last week, we are delighted that Cheltenham Bournside School has achieved the best set of GCSE results based on exams taken by students since the revised qualifications were introduced in 2017. “Our 2022 results even compare favourably with the results from 2020 and 2021 when grades were set through teachers’ assessments. The average grade gained overall was over a grade 5.
    Read More

  • Cheltenham Bournside Sixth Form students celebrate record breaking exam success

    Students and staff at Cheltenham Bournside Sixth Form are celebrating the outstanding achievements and destinations of their Sixth Form students today. Steve Jefferies, Headteacher said, "Today we are delighted to celebrate the outstanding success of our Sixth Form students. Following the disruption of the pandemic, comparisons with previous years can be difficult. However, I’m very pleased that our results are not only an improvement on 2019 (the last time exams took place), but even an improvement on the 2021 and 2020 grades.
    Read More

  • Outstanding academic achievement and progress marked with new Honours boards

    In readiness for the new academic year, we are proud to unveil our new Honours Boards. As part of Bournside's aspirational culture, we wanted to bring honours boards back into the school to acknowledge both the outstanding academic achievement and the outstanding academic progress of our Year 11 and Year 13 pupils, as well as to recognise the excellent leadership qualities of our 12 senior house captains. Mr Jefferies, Headteacher said, "Being proud of our accomplishments is one of our key values at Bournside. These honours boards are a celebration of one of the things we are most proud of: the outstanding academic progress and achievement of our students." Mr Taylor, Associate Assistant Headteacher said, "It was wonderful to be able to celebrate the unveiling of our new honours boards and to present awards to our inaugural Year 11 award winners, Laura and Suzanne, who are both in their first year of A level studies at the Cheltenham Bournside School; and to welcome back Samah and Connor from their first year of university study at the University of Bristol and the University of Southampton.
    Read More

  • Sport Awards 2022

    More than 100 students were recognised in the much-anticipated return of our annual Student Sport s Awa rds, where the sport ing effort, talent and achievement of our students was celebrated in front of a packed and proud audience. Mr Winterbottom, Head of Physical Education said, "Our Sports Awards shine a light on our finest sportspeople, and the dedication of everyone involved in sport at our school. A real highlight of the academic year, the whole team are incredibly proud of tonight's winners. Congratulations to you all, and to everyone who has supported you.
    Read More

  • World of Work Fortnight

    Today marks the first day of our World of Work (WoW) Fortnight. During the first week, departments across the school will be delivering career-focused sessions in order to shine a light on the wide range of career opportunities available to our students. Year 8 students in Geography are exploring the United Nations, whilst students across the science department are reflecting on their fantastic experiences at this year’s Cheltenham Science Festival. Week 2 is Work Experience Week with over 100 students in Year 10 and 12 out on live work experience placements.
    Read More

  • Cheltenham Science Festival 2022

    Year 9 and Year 10 students enjoyed visiting the Cheltenham Science Festival this term and were given the chance to explore the impressive displays and interactive opportunities, which featured everything from robots, assistance technology, renewable and nuclear energy to arcade games, botanicals, health care and more. Mr Saundry, Head of Science, said: "We're so lucky to have the fantastic Cheltenham Science Festival on our doorstep - t he Festival is renowned internationally and it is superb to be able to take our students down to experience such an inspiring event . We were able to hear first-hand from professionals, many of them young graduates themselves, about the huge range of opportunities and possible future careers available to them after studying STEM subjects. The students were brilliant and great ambassadors for the school.
    Read More

  • Junior Mathematical Challenge success

    Over 250,000 students across the UK sat the Junior Maths Challenge on Wednesday 27th April. The 60-minute multiple-choice challenge is designed to stimulate mathematical problem solving, encouraging students to use mathematical reasoning, precision of thought and fluency. To recognise the highest performers the top 50% of participants receive Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates in the ratio 3:2:1. Over 50 Year 7 and 8 students from Cheltenham Bournside School took part in the challenge, achieving Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates.
    Read More

  • Young Enterprise Team scoop award for Best Company

    Students (L-R): Rhys, Josh, Amy, Hope (Managing Director), Alfie and Matiss, pictured with the star of their award winning book, our school dog, Lottie. Cheltenham Bournside School’s Sixth Form Young Enterprise Team, B-WELL – the creators of the inspirational children's book ‘ Molly and Lottie’s Forest Adventures ’ – are celebrating after winning ‘ Best Company ’ in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire in the Young Enterprise County Competition. Bringing home the trophy for the first time, the entrepreneurial student team beat off competition from a wide range of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire state and independent schools and will now go on to compete in the Regional Southwest Final on Thursday 19th May. Their product, a book aimed at children aged 2-8, was written, illustrated and published by the students and is a story about Cheltenham Bournside School’s two black Labrador retrievers; Molly a qualified therapy dog, and her little sister Lottie, a puppy in training.
    Read More

  • Whole school fundraising sees more than £3,000 sent to support victims of the Ukrainian crisis

    Students put their best foot forward during March, to raise money for Ukraine. A week of awareness activities culminated in a ‘Ukraine Awareness Day’ on Friday 25 th March, where students supplemented their uniform with blue and yellow items. Every student had the opportunity to ‘run a mile for Ukraine’ during PE lessons, with the miles adding up to 1708 (the distance to Ukraine from Cheltenham). Other activities included making ribbons and learning about the conflict during tutor time, and sharing messages of support and solidarity on an online comment wall. Mike Stratford, Deputy Headteacher, said; "Thank you to the students, parents, carers and staff who supported our recent Ukraine Fundraising Day; together we raised a fantastic £1670.49.
    Read More

  • Chapel Arts lunchtime recital

    Our talented music students delivered their second lunchtime recital of the academic year at Chapel Arts in the town centre, in collaboration with Chapel Arts and the Cheltenham Music Festival Society during March. Our Senior Singers opened the concert with Enya’s May It Be , followed by other fabulous vocal solo performances of Franck’s Panis Angelicus , sung by Jaydee, and Torn by Natalie Imbruglia , sung by Abby. Show numbers included Chicago’s All That Jazz , sung by Mia, There’s a Fine, Fine Line from Avenue Q , sung by Daisy and Giants in the Sky from Into The Woods , sung by Thomas. Instrument performances included Ashim’s piano solo of Mazurka in Gm by Chopin , and Sean’s Scherzo in Bb by Schubert .
    Read More

February, 2023
January, 2023
November, 2022
October, 2022
September, 2022
August, 2022
July, 2022
June, 2022
May, 2022
April, 2022
March, 2022
February, 2022
January, 2022
December, 2021
November, 2021
October, 2021
September, 2021
August, 2021
July, 2021
We are ambitiousWe are proudWe are supportiveWe are purposefulWe are curiousWe are respectful