Businesses emerge thanks to Bournemouth school

Five years ago students from a Bournemouth school had a dream of helping people from developing countries set up their own businesses. Today that dream is a reality and Avonbourne College’s Project Emerge has loaned more than $6,000, helping launch 216 businesses along the way. So how has a project set up by students from Dorset set about changing the … Read More

Avonbourne Trust celebrates great GCSE successes

Avonbourne Trust is celebrating some great GCSE success stories from its two colleges in Bournemouth. The Trust, an early adopter of the government’s new Progress 8 performance measure, has seen many results improve on last year. Avonbourne College, the Trust’s secondary school for girls aged 11 to 16,  saw 65% of its students achieve A* to C grades in English … Read More

Avonbourne A-level students shine

Bournemouth’s Avonbourne Sixth Form is celebrating a 100% pass rate and a round of success stories in this year’s A-level results. Every Avonbourne sixth former who sat their A–level this year achieved an A* to E grade and of those 73% scored the top A* to C grades. Among the many success stories were Ariel Cai who achieved an A* … Read More

Children have a wild time at ‘big’ school

Hundreds of Bournemouth primary school children had a wild time exploring life at ‘big’ school. The youngsters were treated to a fascinating insight into the world of endangered wild animals using techniques taught in science, technology, English and Maths at Avonbourne and Harewood colleges. More than 250 Year 5 youngsters from three schools were attending a fun-filled STEM (science, technology, … Read More

Students pass interview challenge

It’s not often teenagers find themselves facing a tough interview panel as they apply for high powered jobs. But that’s just what students from two Bournemouth colleges experienced when they were given a taste of real life in a tough job seeking challenge. More than 300 Year 10 students from Avonbourne and Harewood colleges were tasked with applying for one … Read More

Bournemouth school scoops national award

The UK’s most enterprising college has done it again – scooping not one but two awards in the national Tenner Challenge. A team of Year 10 students from Avonbourne College in Bournemouth has won ‘best group’ and ‘highest profit’ in the national search for the best young entrepreneurs. With just a £10 loan, the team called Little Poppies made an … Read More