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

Outstanding start to children’s education

A Bournemouth primary school has received special recognition for providing the best start to their children’s education. Avonwood Primary, part of Avonbourne Trust, was officially recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ early years provision by Bournemouth Borough Council. The school’s entire Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) teaching team attended an awards ceremony hosted by the council. Headteacher, Chris Jackson, said: “This recognition … Read More

Avonwood Primary knocks socks off TV presenter

Children at a Bournemouth primary school were treated to a visit from CBeebies star Andy Day after impressing judges with their anti-bullying campaign. Avonwood Primary, part of Avonbourne Trust, was one of just 10 schools across the country picked to receive the visit from the popular children’s television presenter. The school was chosen for its stand-out participation in the Anti-Bullying … Read More

Avonwood’s Got Talent!

Talented Bournemouth school children took to the stage and showed they have really got talent. The pupils of Avonwood Primary School wowed audiences when they showed off an array of many different performance skills in their own ‘Got Talent’ show. Inspired by the popular ITV programme Britain’s Got Talent, the youngsters put on such a good show that if Simon … Read More

Making learning fun is not rocket science

Bournemouth primary school children are on the launch pad to an amazing scientific discovery. The youngsters at Avonwood Primary are members of the academy’s first ever science club, benefitting from expert teaching from fellow Avonbourne Trust academy, Avonbourne College. Avonbourne’s Head of Science, Tim Clench, is inspiring the little would-be Albert Einsteins and Marie Curies with his science based activities … Read More

New head of Avonwood

 A Bournemouth primary school found a refreshing way of getting its new headteacher acquainted with the parents. Chris Jackson started his new role as Head of Avonwood Primary in September and met pupils’ mums and dads at a specially arranged afternoon tea. And it was a great way for Chris to share his strong vision for what is Bournemouth’s newest … Read More

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

Banquet fit for little kings and queens

Youngsters at one Bournemouth primary school were treated to a banquet fit for little kings and queens. The four and five year-olds from Avonwood Primary’s Foundation classes royally celebrated the end of a special myths and legends topic. Called ‘Once there were Dragons’, the topic taught the children the wonders of castles, medieval times, royalty and knights. And it culminated … Read More

Science lesson is out of this world

Youngsters from a Bournemouth primary school were given an out of this world experience when they were treated to a science lesson with a big difference. Year One children from Avonwood Primary had a virtual tour of Space when a magical dome landed in their school hall. The Space Dome is a huge virtual learning tool provided to schools by … Read More