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  • Bournemouth School
    East Way
    Bournemouth
    BH8 9PY
  • Head: Dr Dorian P Lewis
  • T 01202 512609
  • F 01202 516095
  • E office@bournemouth-school.org
  • W www.bournemouth-school.org
  • A state school for boys aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Bournemouth
  • Pupils: 1,060 ; sixth formers: 320 (including girls)
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: Year 7 open day in July, Sixth Form open day in early November
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 14th September 2011
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 1st March 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Solid as the rock of Gibraltar and nearly as traditional, though Dr Lewis is bringing in some innovative teaching and ideas. His breath of fresh air approach has transformed the prospectus, made major organisational changes and set some even more ambitious targets. Definitely for the intellectually tough. Sea Scouts take pride of place in a list of other extracurricular bursting with technological activities (a group built and raced a car) and cultural/arty enterprise (links and visits to Japan/China etc). Born the day Queen Victoria died in 1901...

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Headmaster

Since 2009, Dr Dorian Lewis (40s), previously deputy head at mixed comprehensive, Queen Elizabeth, Wimborne, notching up experience managing curriculum, doing the National Qualification for Head Teachers. A chemistry graduate from Southampton (did his PhD there too), originating from Wales, taught at Thomas Hardye school in Dorchester until appointed to head of science at Wimborne.

Married with three children in local schools, he relishes his teaching, taking extra chemistry for exam years and thriving on personal contact with staff, pupils and parents. A smiling and reassuringly cuddly demeanour conceals iron determination to get the very best for his boys and a razor sharp awareness of what needs doing. His biggest shock as when he took over was the amount of time spent in 'fruitless' meetings, so he immediately set about...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
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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