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Bournemouth School

Bournemouth School

Established in 1901, Bournemouth School, located in Charminster, Bournemouth, is a grammar school catering to boys aged 11 to 18. The school is dedicated to unlocking the potential of its students and bringing out their best, maintaining strong connections with Bournemouth School for Girls.

The curriculum is meticulously designed to enable students to achieve their academic objectives. Across all key stages, the syllabus sets challenging yet attainable goals, considering individual abilities, promoting independent learning, and ensuring equal opportunities.

Bournemouth School provides students with over 25 hours of structured learning each week, supplemented by various extracurricular activities. The school is committed to offering ample opportunities for students' interests and talents, including sports events, music classes, the Combined Cadet Force, scouting, and more.

Creating a secure and comfortable environment for pupils is a paramount focus at Bournemouth School, embedded in its ethos. The school has worked diligently to establish an environment that celebrates individual success, motivating students to strive for excellence in all aspects of their lives. Teachers play a crucial role in instilling these principles, and their passion for creating such an atmosphere is key to the school's enduring success.

Bournemouth School has earned an "Outstanding" rating in its Ofsted report, underscoring its resounding success. Students excel academically, demonstrating remarkable progress and achieving high marks across various subjects. Their development extends beyond academics, with notable contributions to school life and a commitment to their community.

County / Area:
Boys Grammar

The school's specified catchment area encompasses the following: Students residing in postcodes BH1 to BH11, as well as those living in postcodes BH12 5xx, BH23 1xx, BH23 2xx, and BH23 3xx.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
5 applicants for every place
Bournemouth School, East Way, Bournemouth, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
The 11 Plus examination for Dorset grammar schools comprises three tests: Mathematics, English, and Verbal Reasoning. These tests are aligned with the Key Stage 2 curriculum. Each test, presented in a multiple-choice format, has a duration of approximately 50 minutes.

The 11 Plus Exam for Dorset grammar schools comprises three multiple-choice tests that evaluate proficiency in:

- English: This section gauges comprehension, vocabulary, and technical English skills.

- Mathematics: The test focuses on assessing problem-solving and arithmetic skills, emphasizing numerical reasoning and foundational mathematical concepts.

- Verbal Reasoning: This component evaluates the ability to comprehend and process language, analyze textual information, and draw logical conclusions from written passages.

Each test paper includes questions appropriate for students in their final year of the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum and has a duration of approximately 50 minutes.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
April 2024
September 2024

Notification of the results will be provided in October. Upon a successful completion of the admissions procedure, your child will be assigned a place in March.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the GL Assessment (English, Mathematics & Verbal Reasoning).  The sessions are online and highly interactive.  Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format.  Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

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Bournemouth School
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