The school was last inspected on 27 September 2016, and prior to this in May 2012. The inspection was led by one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMI) and the current inspection framework gives very short notice of inspection, with the possibility of either a one- or two-day visit.

Inspectors took only one day to be convinced that our school’s provision is recognised as good and that it has maintained the high quality of this since our 2012 inspection. The inspectors’ views resulted from extensive conversations with students, meetings with staff and Governors, a high-level online response from parents, and a comprehensive review of procedures and documentation.

Ofsted Report 2016


Parent View

If your child is happy at school and making good progress, have you considered registering your opinions with Ofsted? Parent View gives you the opportunity to tell them and us what you think about Bournside.

Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of our school from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. By sharing your views, you are helping us to continue to be reflective: celebrating what we do well and looking at how to improve.

We encourage all parents/carers to take a few minutes to complete this valuable questionnaire. If you have any specific concerns about your child, please contact us.

Please be aware that Ofsted state ‘Parent View is not a method for complaining or sharing individual concerns about a school with Ofsted.’

Ofsted Parent View

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