Talented students shine in their GCSEs

Talented sports stars and performing arts students have shone academically in their GCSEs. The youngsters from Bournemouth’s LeAF Studio are celebrating another successful year of results. Footballer James Rapin has netted the top possible grade 9 in Maths and altogether has 11 A*s and As (or the equivalent). In maths and English grades 9 to1 have replaced A* to G, … Read More

GCSE results increase across the board

Bournemouth’s Oak Academy has seen its GCSE results increase across the board. Overall, 40% achieved the standard grade 4 and above in English and maths – an increase of 5% on last year. And this year more than half of all students (54%) achieved at least the standard pass of grade 4 in maths – an increase of 10% on … Read More

Champion results for LeAF Studio

She has already been crowned a British champion in her chosen sport and now Serena O’Connor has proven to be a champion academic. The LeAF Studio student and 2016 British Elite Duathlon Champion had more cause to celebrate when she collected her A-level results – achieving gold medal standard with two As and an A*. Serena, who will now study … Read More

Oak A-levels on the up

Oak Academy has seen increases across the board in this year’s A-level results, with every student who applied securing a university place. The A-level and vocational combined average grade is a C, up from a low D last year. And the average grade for vocational qualifications is now an impressive Distinction*, surpassing last year’s good grade of Distinction. Almost twice … Read More

Hats off to leaving students

Primary schools in Bournemouth and Poole gave their departing Year 6s a send-off to remember. Three Ambitions Academies Trust primary schools – Manorside, King’s Park and Queen’s Park – held graduation ceremonies for the 10 and 11 year-olds who are leaving for secondary school. Complete with mortar boards and gowns, dozens of children across the three schools were presented with … Read More

Wonderful wizard of a show

Students at a Poole secondary school ended term on a high with their wicked production of a Wizard of Oz. From Year 7 right up to Year 10, talented teenagers from St Aldhelm’s Academy all played their part on putting on a show to remember. There were 33 students in the cast and even more helping out with lighting, stage … Read More

New school partnership celebrates a year of success

Bournemouth children enjoyed a successful transition day to secondary school armed with the knowledge that they had scored excellent SAT results. The Year 6 youngsters from Elm Academy spent the day at their sister school Oak Academy, with both West Howe schools celebrating a year of success. Elm has just recorded significant increases in this summer’s provisional SATs results, beating … Read More

Ambitions continues to grow its own leaders

Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) continues to ‘grow its own leaders,’ appointing former St Aldhelm’s Academy principal, Sian Thomas as its new Chief Executive Officer. Sian was seconded to the role of interim CEO of the Trust in January 2017. A former Principal of AAT’s Tregonwell Academy which she led to an outstanding Ofsted judgement, she took over St Aldhelm’s in … Read More

Rotary treats pupils to a fun day out

Pupils from the Nigel Bowes campus of Tregonwell Academy enjoyed two fun filled days out thanks to the Rotary. The Nigel Bowes campus, in Ensbury Avenue, Bournemouth, is operated by Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) and teaches primary school age children with complex needs, including autistic spectrum disorders. Its younger pupils spent the day (June 14) at the Adventure Wonderland theme … Read More