Joining Bournside in Year 7

The next part of your education journey

At Bournside we aim for every student to develop the knowledge, skills, and self confidence to become the best they can be. 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 the following Virtual Tour and other resources useful and look forward to seeing you soon. Don't forget to take the Virtual Tour Quiz below!

Our 5 expectations of Year 7 students

  • Read for 15 minutes every day

  • Arrive at school alert

  • Minimise absence

  • Put screens away at least an hour before you go to sleep

  • Embrace challenge

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.

Year 6 Transition Information Evening

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

Please visit the tabs for detailed information specific to our two uniform suppliers, Schooltogs and Universal Uniform.

Over the last two months we have worked tirelessly to overhaul our operational procedures to enable our teams to return to work safely. We know this Back to School will be very challenging and we are focused on delivering parent and student safety while ensuring we service everyone.

We have made our stores Covid-19 Secure and plan to reopen the Cheltenham store on Monday, 22nd June using a new personalised booking system for new starters which will go live on our website from Friday, 5th June.

Information for Parents

We are delighted to be able to tell you that after a period of lock down, our online shop is now open and orders are being processed once again. We have been using the period of closure to plan ahead for the back-to-school season so that we can make what will be a very different experience for everyone, as hassle free as possible.

It is our priority this year to ensure that we adhere to government guidelines, keeping both staff and customers safe during the back to school shopping season, whilst still providing the outstanding service that we pride ourselves on. We are confident that our systems are well placed to deal with the shift to predominantly online sales. We will continue to the review the situation and will reopen the shop, if and when government guidelines allow, on an appointment only basis.

There is a possibility that the pandemic will have negatively impacted the supply chain in our industry so we would strongly advise that parents shop early this year to avoid delays in acquiring their uniform nearer to September.

Back to School Leaflet

Information for Parents

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!