Youngsters get a clearer picture of life at secondary school

Some of Avonbourne Trust’s newest students have enjoyed getting to know each other before making the jump to ‘big’ school’. Fourteen youngsters who will be joining Year 7 at either Avonbourne or Harewood College next term attended the Trust’s annual ‘summer school’. Aimed at youngsters who would benefit most from this opportunity, the week-long scheme offers pupils extra pastoral and … Read More

Avonbourne is ‘good’ across the board

Staff and students at Avonbourne Trust are celebrating after all its academies were judged ‘Good’ across the board. Avonbourne College, Avonbourne Sixth Form and Avonwood Primary have all been declared ‘Good’ schools following an Ofsted inspection last month. This follows a Good judgement for the Trust’s other academy, Harewood College, which was inspected in 2015. CEO of Avonbourne Trust, Debbie … Read More

Primary school children get a ‘peace’ of the action

Nearly 500 primary school children were invited to taste a ‘peace’ of secondary school action when they visited Avonbourne Trust in Bournemouth. The Year 5 youngsters from Pokesdown, Bethany, St Mark’s, Winton and Stourfield schools were attending a special STEM (science, technology, English and maths) event hosted by Avonbourne and Harewood colleges. And this year the event was based on … Read More

Seventh heaven

A Bournemouth academy is in seventh heaven after scooping a prestigious enterprise award. Dubbed the UK’s most enterprising college, Avonbourne has now won top honours in the national Tenner Challenge seven years in a row. This year it was the turn of a team of Year 9 students from Avonbourne College who won ‘highest profit’ in the national search for … Read More

Mark of inspiration

Bournemouth’s Avonbourne Trust has been awarded a prestigious leadership award for inspirational teaching. The Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI) rewards schools that develop inspirational ideas and activities which enhance the teaching of key subjects regardless of their students’ backgrounds. And both Avonbourne and Harewood colleges have received this official recognition for how it teaches across the curriculum. CEO of Avonbourne Trust, … Read More

A knock-out business idea

For a group of Bournemouth students it was the match of their lives when they stepped into the spotlight at Arsenal’s Emirates stadium. The group from Avonbourne College had joined forces with AFC Bournemouth to pit their business skills against other schools and top Premier League clubs. They were competing in the regional finals of the Premier League Enterprise Challenge, … Read More

Going global is the goal

Enterprising students have joined forces with AFC Bournemouth to help the Premier League side achieve its goal of going stateside. The Year 9 and 10 students from Avonbourne and Harewood colleges are tackling ideas on how to get the Cherries a bigger fan base in the US. They are kick starting this marketing drive as part of a national enterprise … Read More

Holocaust survivor inspires students

When Walter Kammerling was just 15 years-old he was forced on a journey that would save his own life but would mean he’d never see his parents or sister again. Now 92, the Holocaust survivor shared his horrific experiences with Bournemouth students who were around the age he was when his life changed forever. Walter, originally from Austria but now … Read More

Avonbourne students are in perfect harmony

When two former Avonbourne Trust students tied the knot it really was a class affair for all connected with the Bournemouth schools. For taking centre stage as the entertainment at Aaron Manners and Natalie Calver’s ceremony was a choir from Avonbourne College. It was bride Natalie’s dream to have a small choir perform at her wedding and she asked future … Read More

When east meets west

For one month 17 students from China will get to experience life in a British school, thanks to the hospitality of Bournemouth’s Avonbourne College. The school is welcoming the group of 13 and 14 year-olds who are coming all the way from a boarding high school in the Hubei province. During their stay the students will be following the timetable … Read More