Every Christmas, students and staff at Cheltenham Bournside School pull together to support a range of local causes and charities. This year is no different, with a busy schedule of activities and events designed to support our local community. Advent Calendar Collection for The Pied Piper Trust Mr Stratford delivered more than 100 advent calendars collected by students and staff to the brilliant team at the Gloucester Royal Hospital Children's Centre ahead of the first day of Advent. The treats will be handed out to families in the hospital to spread a little festive cheer.
Students from Cheltenham Bournside School joined young people from across Gloucestershire to have their voices heard on climate change with local government officials, the council and industry specialists. On Wednesday 10th November, Cheltenham Education Partnership (CEP) launched their ChangeMakers Project, a collaboration of young people from across 10 Cheltenham state and independent secondary schools taking action against climate change. Launched in parallel with COP26 , the project aims to empower Cheltenham’s young people with a voice and support them to take positive action towards more environmentally sustainable schools and communities. Students heard from and asked questions of industry specialists including Planet Cheltenham, Severn Wye, Logical Utilities, FoodLoose and Plastic Free North Devon.
Anti-Bullying Ambassadors line up at Cheltenham Bournside School to stamp out bullying together
An incredible group of 106 students have been appointed Anti-Bullying Ambassadors at Cheltenham Bournside School this term in time for Anti-Bullying Week 2021 which kicks off today. Anti-Bullying Week takes place this year from 15-19 November and the theme is ‘One Kind Word’. Students across all year groups have been awarded the important title following an application process. Students were asked to submit their interest in supporting the school’s zero tolerance approach to bullying if they supported the following statements: I want to make a change and believe in stamping out bullying together I am willing to talk to and help other students I am willing to be a visible presence around school and play an active role during Anti-Bullying Week I want to take part in training led by the Senior Leadership Team A series of staff and student led activities will be taking place throughout the week during social times and tutor time.
We were delighted to be host our first music performance of the year last week with the Year 7 Music Evening. More than 50 Year 7 students performed to an emotional full house, showcasing what they have been learning throughout their first term at Cheltenham Bournside School. All Year 7 students were invited to take part and all instruments were welcome. The talented performances included a vocal duet by Evie and Summer, a Violin solo from Ilias as well as choral performances of Mamma Mia and This Is Me.
Sports teams at Cheltenham Bournside Sixth Form have unveiled new sports kit and a new community sponsor this season to mark the welcome return of competitive sport and to highlight renewed focus on sport at the school and sixth form. Thomas Legal, a law firm specialising in property law, is the new sponsor and managing director, Simon David joined headteacher, Steve Jefferies to officially mark the partnership and to unveil the new football, netball and rugby jerseys supplied by Halbro Sportswear Ltd. Ollie Winterbottom, Head of Physical Education at Cheltenham Bournside School said; "We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Thomas Legal and to secure them as our new Sixth Form kit sponsor. It is brilliant to be working with a local business who shares the school’s passion for both sport and supporting the community.” This marks an exciting period of opportunity for sport at Cheltenham Bournside School.
Parents of the 70+ students involved in the return of much anticipated Cheltenham Bournside School Production, will know that they have been busy auditioning, and now preparing to amaze audiences in March, with their performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat is one of the world's most beloved family musicals. The multi award winning show's original music was written by Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Tim Rice and has been performed hundreds of thousands of times, including multiple runs in the West End and on Broadway, and now by our fantastic students. Rehearsals have been taking place after school twice a week.
We were delighted to welcome Alex Chalk MP this month to officially open The Pitstop , our new Sixth Form café and snack bar, following a tour of the school with headteacher, Mr Jefferies. The newly opened café provides a vibrant social space for students to work and relax. Serving barista style coffee and hot drinks, hot and cold snack food, including bacon sandwiches, paninis, pizzas and salads, the café will be open throughout the day during school hours. ‘The Pitstop’ 50s diner themed branding was selected following a Year 12 competition to name the new space.
Cheltenham Bournside School has revealed early plans for a new green garden space to mark the 50 th anniversary of the school site on Warden Hill Road. The plans will transform the concrete space that many students and parents, past and present, will remember as the Quad. Existing paving across 644m2 of the Quad will be lifted, to be replaced with established trees, shrubs and raised planting areas to soften the outdoor space. Artificial lawn will be laid to ensure the space can be enjoyed by students all year round, with plenty of shade and group seating areas for students to both work and socialise outside.
Cheltenham Bournside School is joining a national campaign, led by the British Dyslexia Association, to raise awareness about dyslexia amongst its students, staff and supporters, as well as promoting its learning support services to students who may need additional assistance to fully realise their potential. Dyslexia Awareness Week (4th - 10th October) is an annual event aimed at further understanding dyslexia; what it means, what it is and what can be done to support people who have it. Dyslexia is a difference in the brain that affects how it processes information. Research states that 1 in 5 of us are dyslexic and the classrooms of today can often inhibit dyslexic children and it can be a difficult place for them to thrive.
As part of our commitment to promoting student leadership, we are proud to announce the appointment of our new team of 12 Senior House Captains for the 2021/22 academic year. Taking on the key student leadership role during their important A level year, are: Attenborough Ben Parkins Molly Gould Frank Alex Robinson Shannon Kelly Hawking Parsa Yamani Anna Maddocks Owens James Maddocks Isobelle Clemmens Parks Alfred Herve Millie Kadwell Rowling Archie Woods Florence McDermott Following an interview process, the new Senior House Captains 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, punctuality and uniform. The Senior House Captains are prominent role models for students across the school. Their role includes actively assisting in the promotion and running of House events, representing the school at community events, and playing a key role in assemblies.
- 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