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

Schoolchildren recreate the Great Fire of London

Pupils at King’s Park Academy marked the end of a school project by watching their work go up in smoke. Year one pupils at the Ambitions Academies Trust-owned school in Ashley Road Bournemouth, have been studying the Great Fire of London, which started in a humble bakery in Pudding Lane, in 1666. Year one teacher Rebekah Wilson, explained: “As part … Read More

Ambitions rise in the primary league tables

Primary schools which have been taken over by Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) have made marked progress at key stage 2, according to the latest performance tables. Manorside Academy in Poole – taken on by AAT in April 2015 – has reached the government required standards in reading, writing and maths for the first time in five years. While King’s Park … 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

Ambitions introduces Little Ambers nursery to King’s Park

King’s Park Academy has opened its own nursery class, Little Ambers. The nursery provision, which was previously occupied by a private nursery has undergone a major refurbishment and is already over-subscribed and operating a waiting list. Both King’s Park Academy and Little Ambers in Ashley Road, Bournemouth, are part of Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) which is known for turning around … Read More