Trust scoops top teacher and student awards

A Bournemouth education trust is celebrating a double triumph after winning both teacher and student of the year awards in a competition inspired by Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones. Avonbourne Trust’s director of sixth form, Kathryn Loughnan, and Year 12 student Lydia Hardy, were given the special accolades in the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy awards. Kathryn won after being nominated … Read More

Heartfelt business idea wins national award

Bournemouth students following in the path of Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones have shown their heartfelt business plan is no flash in the pan. The four young entrepreneurs from the Avonbourne Peter Jones Enterprise Academy have won a national ‘Flash’ Challenge as part of their Peter Jones Foundation Enterprise and Entrepreneurship course. Students across the country were challenged to come … Read More

Entrepreneurial students show off their business skills

Youngsters aged four to 18 have been learning how education is key to unlocking success in business. The four academies of Bournemouth’s Avonbourne Trust – Avonwood Primary, Avonbourne College, Harewood College and Avonbourne Sixth Form – dedicated a whole week linking core academic subjects to the business world. As part of this the students were challenged to either make things … Read More

Top marks for Avonbourne A-level students

Avonbourne Sixth Form is celebrating an excellent set of A-level results – with an increase in the number of students achieving the top A* to C grades. Overall, 95% passed their A-levels, with 59% achieving A* to C grades, up on 51% from last year. In maths 79% achieved the top A* to C grades and in business studies 75%. … Read More

Avonbourne’s bright sparks

Avonbourne Sixth Form is celebrating the success of its A-level students. The Bournemouth academy has seen 94% of its students achieve A* to E, including notable results in many subject areas. In Art, Religious Studies and most languages there was a 100% record of students achieving A* to C grades. Among the individual successes was bright by name bright by … 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

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

Going great lengths to help Patrick succeed

A Bournemouth college is urging the whole community to get behind a student who is set to make his debut on the world stage of athletics. Avonbourne Trust is sponsoring sixth former and long jumper Patrick Sylla as he prepares to propel himself into the international limelight in the World Junior Athletics Championships in Poland. And the Trust is urging … Read More

Art students making a wave

Sixth form students are creating a mural masterpiece that shows Boscombe is where the art is. Emblazoned across the entrance to the Sovereign Shopping Centre, the 10m by 2.5m wall painting will celebrate life in Boscombe and is being created by five talented students from Avonbourne Sixth Form. Their artwork will be a key special feature of a summer urban … Read More

Truly international

A Bournemouth sixth form has celebrated the global impact of its international students. Avonbourne Sixth Form recently put out the flags for its many students who come from far and wide to study at the school. As part of the celebration the college invited its overseas students to write about their experiences of learning in England. And they all responded, … Read More