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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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."
- 26th Sporting passion, skill and commitment celebrated at the Bournside Sports Awards 2023
- 24th Celebrating Academic Success with a Progress 8 score of +0.52
- 12th Senior House Captains 2023/24
- 3rd SAVE THE DATE: Careers Fair 2023
- 24th Cheltenham Bournside School students celebrate "best ever GCSE results" in line with the top 20% of schools in the country
- 17th A Level students celebrate fantastic results and new destinations at Cheltenham Bournside School
- 16th Student Ministries relaunched to aid a strong student voice
- 2nd 'Jazz it Up' at Cheltenham Jazz Festival
- 16th Sister Act cast and crew take audiences to heaven with 'best school production' yet!
- 6th Students showcase best of Cheltenham Bournside Sixth Form
- 17th Pupil welfare and academic achievement is at the heart of Cheltenham Bournside School community, says Ofsted
- 15th Introducing our Senior House Captains for 2022/23
- 9th Year 7 music evening
- 8th Supporting our Community at Christmas
- 25th Cheltenham Bournside students celebrate GCSE success
- 8th Cheltenham Bournside Sixth Form students celebrate record breaking exam success
- 11th Outstanding academic achievement and progress marked with new Honours boards
- 1st Sport Awards 2022
- 30th Chapel Arts lunchtime recital
- 23rd Chelsea's Choice
- 17th Cast and crew 'blow audiences away' with outstanding production of Joseph
- 15th Student success in international maths challenge
- 11th Graphic novel competition winners
- 7th Sixth Form Music Evening
- 4th Exemplary readers afternoon tea
- 17th Diversity celebrated with the appointment of nine new EAL Ambassadors
- 14th 100+ students kickstart their Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition training
- 11th Over 400 new trees planted at our school!
- 2nd Bournside girls’ rugby team host and play their first EVER competitive game
- 15th Boost Project
- 14th ‘Take one designer’, Alexander McQueen Fashion Museum workshop
- 8th Finn invited to join GB Elite Training Squad
- 6th Sixth Form students take artistic inspiration from London Galleries
- 29th Chapel Arts Lunchtime Recital
- 24th Supporting our local community this Christmas
- 19th ‘ChangeMakers’ Project Launch
- 15th Anti-Bullying Ambassadors line up at Cheltenham Bournside School to stamp out bullying together
- 15th Our first music performance of the year! Year 7 music evening
- 10th Sixth Form sport relaunched with new kit sponsor and renewed ambition
- 9th Students prepare to take to the stage with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
- 20th Alex Chalk MP officially opens new Pitstop Sixth Form Café
- 13th Golden Anniversary Garden planned for Cheltenham Bournside School’s 50th Anniversary Year
- 4th Cheltenham Bournside School joins in with Dyslexia Awareness Week
- 29th Introducing our Senior House Captains for 2021/22
- 28th Duke of Edinburgh Award applications open
- 21st Practice interviews help students prepare for future success
- 16th Open Evening 2021
- 12th Celebrating GCSE Success
- 10th Sixth Form students achieve top tier university places and higher degree apprenticeships