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  • Student Ministries relaunched to aid a strong student voice

    Student Ministries have been established at Cheltenham Bournside School for a number of years, however, remote learning during Covid made it challenging for students to meet, share ideas and take action. This year, six groups of students supported by staff, have worked hard to turn this around and to re-establish the six key Student Ministry groups with great success. Students have worked on a series of successful pilot projects and have delivered school-wide student-led assemblies to their peers to raise the profile and vision of each Ministry. They have met with the Senior Leadership Team and have an end-of-year conference planned with the school's Governing Body to consult, celebrate success to-date and to plan future activity.
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  • 'Jazz it Up' at Cheltenham Jazz Festival

    Cheltenham Jazz Festival goers were treated to a performance by the Bournside Jazz Band on the Bank Holiday Weekend as part of the 'Jazz it Up' showcase of Gloucestershire's young musical talent on the Free Stage. Mr Cutress, Head of Music said, "We were thrilled to be given the opportunity to perform at this year's Jazz Festival. The students performed with a great sense of character and really came alive on such a big stage. There were smiles on the faces of everyone, both in the band and in the audience, it was a joy to behold.
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  • Sister Act cast and crew take audiences to heaven with 'best school production' yet!

    What a performance! We were blown away and full of pride following the outstanding performances of Sister Act last weekend. A huge thank you to everyone who joined us and for your support. This year's production was Sister Act , the feel-good musical comedy based on the hit 1992 film.
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  • Students showcase best of Cheltenham Bournside Sixth Form

    The team at Cheltenham Bournside School have been celebrating following a successful Sixth Form open evening, held at the end of January. Prospective students and their families were able to learn more about about the wide range of academic A level and vocational courses on offer, meet with the school's excellent teaching team, explore our extensive resources, facilities and enrichment options, and take a break in the Pitstop, the new sixth form cafe. Headteacher, Mr Jefferies and Head of Sixth Form, Mr Warren, welcomed visitors during two welcome talks where they shared the school's values, ambition and how it sets each student up for success with clear lines of academic and pastoral support and by offering a huge range of opportunity across the sixth form, with the support of two Senior House Captains, Naifa and Ben. Mr Warren said, "I was proud to see so many of our current Sixth Form students involved in the delivery of our recent open evening, representing our school community so well.
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  • A sixth form with a strong sense of community

    For parents and students looking to join an ambitious sixth form with excellent teaching, compassionate pastoral care, extensive grounds and a vast programme of extra-curricular activities, the team at Cheltenham Bournside School are getting ready to welcome you to our upcoming open evening on Thursday 26th January . Choosing the right sixth form is an important step in your school career. By choosing Bournside, students can be confident they will be supported and challenged to excel within a strong school community environment - something highlighted by Ofsted : “leaders put the welfare of pupils, as well as academic achievement, at the heart of everything they do.” Students here are treated as young adults. They are given greater responsibility for their learning, alongside a school structure and a dedicated team that prioritises individualised support.
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  • Pupil welfare and academic achievement is at the heart of Cheltenham Bournside School community, says Ofsted

    The team at Cheltenham Bournside School have been celebrating the result of their recent Ofsted inspection which has recognised the school as ‘Good’ in all areas. Ofsted are the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills in the United Kingdom and the full inspection came two years after Mr Jefferies joined the school as headteacher in September 2020. The assessed areas of quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development; leadership and management and sixth form provision were each graded as ‘Good’. The report highlights that “leaders put the welfare of pupils, as well as academic achievement, at the heart of everything they do” and that the “headteacher has very high expectations of the school”.
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  • Introducing our Senior House Captains for 2022/23

    We are delighted to introduce our 12 Senior House Captains for the 2022/23 Academic Year. Taking on the key student leadership role during their important A-Level year, are: House Group Senior House Captain Attenborough Daisy Williams Samuel Hendry Frank Freya Matthews Ben D’Souza Hawking Molly Faragher Alwyne Williams Owens Rhiana Asante George MacDonald Parks Evangeline Monet Freddy Lapinski Rowling Naifa Juma William Baker Senior House Captains are appointed following an interview process. Our 12 successful students were selected for their ambition for the role, their record of achievement in the life of the school, their attitude to learning, as well as excellent records of behaviour, attendance and punctuality. For our young year groups, the Senior House Captains are prominent role models and an accessible and supportive team.
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  • Year 7 music evening

    We were delighted to once again showcase the musical talent of over 50 Year 7 students in our first music performance of the year, the Year 7 music evening. Performing in the main hall to a full audience of family and friends, the students showcased what they have been learning during their first term at Cheltenham Bournside School. All year 7 students were invited to take part and all instruments were welcome. The exciting programme included duets and choral renditions of the six House songs, first introduced during transition week, as well as wonderful piano, clarinet and tap-dancing solos.
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  • Supporting our Community at Christmas

    Each year, students, families and staff at Cheltenham Bournside School come together to raise funds and collect items to support local charities. We also work to spread good community cheer in our local communities too. Please find below details of our planned activities, with donation deadlines and information. Further information on our school events will follow in the coming weeks.
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  • University and careers fair

    On Thursday 20th October, from 5.00pm - 7.00pm  we're delighted to be hosting more than 35 university and employer representatives at our popular University and Careers Fair at Cheltenham Bournside School. Primarily aimed at our senior students, but open to all students in Year 9 and above, the Careers Fair offers a valuable opportunity for students and their families to meet universities and employers face to face. Miss Heppleston, Careers Leader, said "The Careers Fair provides our students with the chance to meet representatives from a wide range of universities and employers, learn about the courses and future job opportunities available, and gain confidence in making a great first impression and building positive professional relationships." "Thank you to all of the organisations who are giving up their time to exhibit, however I'm sure their time will be well spent with our bright, curious and ambitious students."
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