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  • 26May

    Dedication - Mountain Climbers For Mental Health Charity

    We wish Lily, John and Rebecca Scott, their mum (and their Dalmatian, Poppy) good luck as they scale Ben Nevis on 29th May to raise funds for All Saints Youth Project's TRUST support group.

    The TRUST group is for parents/carers and their teenagers who are affected by Adolescent Mental Health, offering support and understanding in a safe, confidential environment every Thursday afternoon at All Saints Centre. The money Lily, John and Rebecca raise will go towards  therapy boxes, craft materials and guest speakers to deliver talks to the groups.

    We are a school community that actively supports mental health charities such as MIND and we had a great response from students in terms of empathy and compassion during the recent national mental helath awareness week.

    We would encourage members of the school community to support our students in fundraising and you can do that by clicking on the link below:

    http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/3children1dogandmum 

    Mr J W Barton (Interim Deputy Headteacher - Behaviour and Ethos)

    Filed under: Charity and Fundraising - by Jamie Barton @ 10:47

  • 17May

    Good luck to all Year 11 with your Exams

    Good luck to all Year 11 with your Exams

    A message from Mr Thomas, one of our well respected and now retired, Science Teachers.

    "Good luck to all year 11 students with their GCSE exams, especially my form from last year, 10DJT"

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    Filed under: Curriculum - by Administrator @ 11:39

  • 11May

    Bournville's 'My Ed' mobile app

    We are excited to bring you news our our new mobile app which will enable parents and carers to connect more with Bournville School.

    The app is an interactive platform which means that while you can receive messages from the school, you can also respond to messages and notify us sometimes of a child’s absence for free, for example, via our ‘Messaging’ tab. Notifications of important messages from school will also go straight to your device’s home screen to alert you quickly of any key messages ...

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    Filed under: Headteacher's Blog - by Administrator @ 12:44

  • 04May

    House System Update

    The Student Council spent time last term canvassing the student body and asking students about key changes they would like to see at the academy. As well as charity work which we have undertaken together, one of the developments students said they wanted was the return of a house system to add an element of competition to school life.

    Students decided on three themes for the potential new houses: mountains, royal houses and the original Bournville house names ...

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    Filed under: Headteacher's Blog - by Administrator @ 09:27

  • 04May

    Parents’ Forum – Weds 17th May (6pm)

    Our Parents’ Forum is on Weds 17th May at 6pm and is a chance for you to meet our new headteacher, Mrs Cottle. All parents and carers are welcome.

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    Filed under: Headteacher's Blog - by Administrator @ 09:31

  • 02May

    The Definitive Guide to Exam Revision

    The Definitive Guide to Exam Revision

    In a follow on from a great session with David Hyner, who came in to school to do an uplifting and insightful session with year 11 students, here is a link to David's book, "The Definitive Guide to Exam Revision".

    Amazon - Definitive Guide to Exam Revision

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    Filed under: Headteacher's Blog - by Administrator @ 12:05

  • 06Apr

    Bournville School awarded Bronze Certificate by the Incorporated Society of Musicians

    Bournville School awarded Bronze Certificate by the Incorporated Society of Musicians

    Bournville School has been awarded the ISM / ISM Trust’s Bronze Certificate. This means that more than 10% of all the school’s GCSE students achieved an A* to C in GCSE music.

    Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive of the ISM – the professional body for musicians – congratulated the school, saying:

    ‘We are delighted to recognise Bournville School’s achievement in music and celebrate the commitment to music education shown by the school in their high uptake and high achievement of pupils.’ ...

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    Filed under: Headteacher's Blog Posted at 08:13

  • 06Apr

    A Successful Term for Year 7

    A Successful Term for Year 7

    Year 7 have had an incredibly successful term, for a whole variety of reasons. One of the key focuses for this term has been to improve our attendance. Year 7’s attendance for this term has improved significantly and many students have been rewarded for having 100% attendance throughout this term. 7CXC have done particularly well as a tutor group, by averaging 96.9% attendance – a fantastic achievement ...

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    Filed under: Curriculum Posted at 11:43

  • 30Mar

    We are pleased to announce our new Head of Academy, Jo Cottle

    We are pleased to announce our new Head of Academy, Jo Cottle

    Joanne Cottle will join Bournville School as Head of Academy on April 24th 2017 and she has big ambitions for its staff and pupils alike.

    A teacher and leader who helped a struggling school to become one of the most improved in the country, Mrs Cottle has spent the last 10 years working in senior leadership positions at Trinity High School in Redditch.  She was part of the team which took the Worcestershire school from ‘National Challenge’ in 2009 to becoming ‘Most Improved Secondary School in England’ in 2013 ...

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    Filed under: Headteacher's Blog Posted at 12:37

  • 29Mar

    School Council Visit to Birmingham Children’s Hospital

    School Council Visit to Birmingham Children’s Hospital

    On Monday 20th January, a group of students from our student council went to have a tour of Birmingham Children’s Hospital to look at how fundraising can help the hospital. We will be having a non-uniform day and a cake sale on Friday 7th April to raise money for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, and the students who went on the trip will be sharing how our fundraising will help with their year group in assemblies.

    Jacob Rose, year 9, has written about what he learnt on the visit to the hospital: ...

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    Filed under: Charity and Fundraising Posted at 14:22