Joining us from Year 6

The next stage of your education journey

At Bournside we pride ourselves on knowing and understanding every individual so that they can grow academically and personally, in a safe and respectful community.

We hope you find this information helpful and we look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful school. Don't forget to take our Virtual Tour Quiz!

Open Mornings

We are delighted to confirm that our Open Mornings will be taking place from Monday 21 September – Friday 2 October and we look forward to showing you around our fantastic school. Tours will take place at 9am, 10am, and 11am each day, and will be led by a member of our Senior Leadership Team who will be happy to answer any questions you may have as you tour our excellent facilities.

Due to the current restrictions, places on our Open Mornings will be limited to 2 per student (either 1 adult and 1 student, or 2 adults). Please be assured that all social distancing guidelines will be adhered to and each session will take place in groups of 6 as a maximum. You are welcome to wear a face mask/covering but this is not compulsory.

To book your place, please call our Reception Team on 01242 235555!

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Messages from our Leadership Team

Hear from Mr Penny, Mr Stratford, and Mrs Lees on lessons at Bournside, our school culture including attendance, behaviour, and house points, and the support you will receive throughout your time with us to help you achieve your best every day. 

Messages from our students

Hear from some of our students on their experience of joining Bournside in Year 7! From what they enjoyed the most, how they found their way around, any concerns they had, our housepoint system, homework, our clubs, and all about our school lunches!

Our 5 expectations of Year 7 students

Are you ready for secondary?

Bigger classes, new friends and more teachers. Secondary school can be very different to primary school, so it's good to be prepared for the change.

All about Uniform

At Bournside we expect the highest standards from our students, starting with their personal presentation. Our uniform gives our school its identity and we expect our students to wear it with pride at all times. To maintain these standards, the Uniform and Equipment Guidance outlines our expectations to ensure that our students feel part of our community, are ready to learn, and make the best impression to everyone they meet.

Uniform and Equipment Guidance for the 2020/21 academic year
Year 7 students will receive their first school tie, in their house colour, during their induction.

Our House system

We have high expectations for learning and for behaviour. We want you to try your hardest in lessons and we’ll reward you through our house points system for outstanding attitude to learning, as well as great attendance, joining in, supporting others, and your achievements in and outside of school. In your daily tutor sessions you’ll be with fellow house members from other year groups so you will soon feel part of our school community. On joining us, you will be presented with your school tie which will represent your house.

Reading is the key

We aim to unlock a love of reading in every Bournside student. We have a fantastic library to enhance your enjoyment of reading and level of literacy. From classic fiction to thrilling sci-fi, there’s a book on our shelves for you!