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.’ ...
Filed under: Headteacher's Blog - by Administrator @ 08:13
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 ...
Filed under: Curriculum - by Administrator @ 11:43
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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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: ...
Filed under: Charity and Fundraising - by Administrator @ 14:22
Isabella Bussey, a student in Year 7 has recently achieved a red belt in Shotokan (martial arts). She trains on a weekly basis, and has worked exceptionally hard to achieve this award. Well done!
Filed under: Sports Posted at 12:42
Youngsters at Bournville School’s Primary Provision enjoyed a week of activities to mark World Book Day.
The school, run by Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust, chose a bear theme for the week - treating pupils in its Primary provision to activities such as story-telling and craft sessions.
Pupils were bear-ly recognisable after donning fancy dress to become characters from their favourite bear-themed books – including Paddington Bear and Goldilocks and The Three Bears ...
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On Friday 10th February we went to Aston Villa Football Club for the regional finals of the Real Business Challenge. Only ten schools made it through! We were asked to work as a team to create a marketing campaign designed to get visitors to the Special Olympics held in Sheffield in 2018. During the day we had to make a bus stop poster, a radio advert, costings, an infographic, an e-mail request as well as a presentation collating all of our ideas. To help us we were assigned a mentor from Coca-Cola ...
Filed under: Headteacher's Blog Posted at 11:46
On Friday 17th February, we will run a short practice ‘lockdown’ procedure for all students and staff.
As a school, we have a set of clear response procedures based on potential internal and external threat scenarios. Much like a fire drill, this is about preparedness to ensure student and staff safety. We hope to never have to use these procedures (and there is certainly no indication of threat at all) but we have a duty to ensure we are prepared for the different types of scenario we could be faced with in 21st century Britain ...
Filed under: Headteacher's Blog Posted at 10:12
On Tuesday 9th February it was Safer Internet Day. In school we have spent all week putting together a range of activities for students to enjoy, but which also raise awareness of how students can keep themselves safe online. Assemblies have reminded them of the dangers online of cyberbullying, sexting and grooming. In guidance and computing lessons students have explored the subject matter in more detail and have come away with practical advice on how to protect themselves ...
Filed under: Curriculum Posted at 09:58
Year 7 and Year 8 Hearing Impaired Students
On Friday 3rd February, ten students from Bournville Hearing Impaired (HI) Resource Base, took part in a Boccia competition. Bournville competed against Braidwood Deaf School, Small Heath HI Resource Base and Bordesley Green Girls HI Resource Base. All the students had chance to have a little practise before the competition began. Boccia is similar to bowls where you roll out a slightly smaller white ball followed by a larger coloured ball. The coloured ball that is the closest to the white ball is the winner ...
Filed under: Trips Posted at 07:44