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We got the impression of a well-disciplined school and parents backed this up. Pupils well behaved in class and around the school. Most look smart too......

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11+ entrance examinations consist of: 1 VR test and 1 NVR test.

Converted to an academy 2012.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Computer Studies at an English Grammar School (GCE AS level)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking French at an English Grammar School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Performing Arts Teaching at an English Grammar School (VRQ Level 1)

School associations

State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says

We got the impression of a well-disciplined school and parents backed this up. Pupils well behaved in class and around the school. Most look smart too...


Since 2005, Jonathan Maddox (late 40s). Educated through the direct grant system in Hertfordshire and read maths at Oxford. Always knew he was going to teach – ‘for me it’s about passing it on, not changing the world.’ Worked in private sector until took the job at Bourne. ‘It was the largest school that I had applied for and was the highest achieving academically.’

He has big plans for the school, which is expanding rapidly. By 2018 he plans to have eight forms at year 7, taking the numbers up to 1,500. Not all parents support this expansion – 'no longer a local school for the area,’ say some. Always...

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Special Education Needs

The school has one SENCO and no learning support assistants. Any students who have special needs are seen by the SENCO on a regular basis and all teaching staff are informed about these students with copies of their IEP's if applicable.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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