ATA - Headteacher's Welcome

Head of Academy Welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to our school website, through which we aim to provide you with all ofJo Cottle the information you will require as a parent or carer, or as another member of our community. However, a website can only provide a flavour of Bournville All Through School and I would like to extend an invitation for you to come and see our school first hand.

Bournville is one of a family of schools within the Fairfax Multi Academy Trust (FMAT) and our pupils benefit from the support and resources offered by FMAT. We aim to preserve the distinct ethos and tradition of Bournville whilst embracing the Trust’s core values in our relentless pursuit of excellence for all.

The five core values of the FMAT are:


Excellence – We strive for the highest quality to ensure excellent outcomes

Dedication – We believe there is dignity in hard work and effort

Ambition – We want the very best for our students

Integrity – We believe in openness and transparency

Tradition – We believe in old fashioned manners, courtesy and respect

As an all through school we are uniquely placed to offer many benefits to our pupils. Primary children will be able to access the sort of specialist teaching rarely available in a traditional primary school. Our primary children will benefit from secondary facilities such as IT, Music and Drama and, when it comes to transition, they will have an established group of friends and be well known to us; their needs met and understood enabling them to move into the secondary phase feeling happy and appropriately supported.

We are an inclusive school where everyone works together to be the very best they can be. 

Our ethos is simple. We expect a lot of our pupils – we expect them to work very hard to fulfil their potential and reach the highest standards through high quality teaching and caring support. We aim to keep them safe and happy so that they discover and learn new things, and achieve highly whilst at school. We do all we can to prepare them for the next steps in their education and future quality employment, equipping them to be able to lead a fulfilling and successful life. We aim to provide an outstanding platform for them to be the best they can be.

Our standards are high. We expect all students to wear our full uniform, attend well, behave appropriately and support each other. If you take the opportunity to visit us you will see that our pupils meet our high standards. We expect them to give their best effort and participate in the full range of learning experiences on offer at Bournville. In return, our staff are fully committed to ‘going the extra mile’ to ensure that students excel in all that they do.

On a personal note, I am passionate in my commitment to providing a strong and stable leadership and ensuring the Trust’s values of high expectations and ambition for all are embedded within the school. I will do everything in my power to support the school on its continued journey to securing positive outcomes for all learners, ensuring they have access to a broad and balanced curriculum delivered in an engaging and stimulating manner by experienced subject specialists.

I also want to foster an atmosphere of mutual respect, in which all members of the school community strives to give their best at all times and where poor behaviour is never accepted and always challenged.

Collaborating with other schools within the Trust and beyond, I will secure continued school improvement and create further opportunities for the pupils of Bournville All Through School.

I hope you have found our website interesting and informative. Please contact the Headteacher’s PA to arrange a visit. I look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Mrs J Cottle

Head of Academy