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Bournemouth Collegiate School (BCS) is an independent, co-educational, day and boarding school providing the very best in education from ages 2-18.

The BCS experience:
BCS provide a holistic teaching experience to all students, understanding that academic success is not the only principal factor in a child’s education. Our mission is to equip our students with the tools and experiences for a successful and enriching future; helping them to realise their full potential for personal and academic excellence. We honour our heritage and create a nurturing, innovative and happy environment to support our students as they undertake their BCS journey.

Universities and employers increasingly demand a wide range of skills and experiences, and we now have a greater responsibility than ever before to focus on the overall development of our pupils.

At BCS we pride ourselves on our ability to ‘add value’ to each pupil’s education from two years old all the way up to A Level. Individual needs are catered from across age groups, and girls and boys of differing abilities and interests flourish in our school environment.

Specialist Academies:
The BCS Sports Academy is a unique programme whereby pupils can combine their studies with high level coaching from professionals in a number of sports, from swimming to rowing; netball to hockey; and rugby to football. A personal school timetable gives talented sportsmen and women the opportunity to receive both coaching and an excellent education during school hours thus allowing for a life outside of school and training. We also enjoy strong partnerships with key sports clubs and nationally recognised institutions.

We’re also proud to offer exceptional Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Music facilities at BCS.

Co-curricular Activities:
The ethos of co-curricular is embedded into BCS and works to support the whole school directive of the four Cs (curiosity, commitment, creativity and community). Its aim is to provide opportunities for pupils and students to access activities, programmes and learning experiences that complement their learning in school. There are a wide variety of activities on offer for everyone to take advantage of, including surfing, film societies, costume clubs and self defence classes.

These opportunities allow pupils to gain something which enhances their educational experience and equally is something that we, the staff and pupils, are immensely proud of.
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