LeAF Studio receives special recognition

Bournemouth’s specialist state school has become the first in England to receive recognition for providing both education and career opportunities for talented athletes. LeAF Studio is the first secondary school to be accredited with Sport England’s innovative Talented Athlete Scholarship (TASS). TASS provides extra support and resources through its Dual Career Accreditation Scheme to schools, colleges and universities that support … Read More

Talented students shine in their GCSEs

Talented sports stars and performing arts students have shone academically in their GCSEs. The youngsters from Bournemouth’s LeAF Studio are celebrating another successful year of results. Footballer James Rapin has netted the top possible grade 9 in Maths and altogether has 11 A*s and As (or the equivalent). In maths and English grades 9 to1 have replaced A* to G, … Read More

Champion results for LeAF Studio

She has already been crowned a British champion in her chosen sport and now Serena O’Connor has proven to be a champion academic. The LeAF Studio student and 2016 British Elite Duathlon Champion had more cause to celebrate when she collected her A-level results – achieving gold medal standard with two As and an A*. Serena, who will now study … Read More

Grease is the word

Talented performance arts students gave audiences lots of summer loving with their lightning version of hit musical Grease. Eighty students from Bournemouth’s LeAF Studio were involved in the show as performers, production team and stage crew. They performed to absolutely devoted audiences who packed out The Layard Theatre in Canford Magna for the two-night performance. And the powerful vocal and … Read More

Students aid trip to Africa

Thirteen students from Oak Academy and LeAF Studio in Bournemouth are leaving for a mercy mission that will see them help a poverty-stricken community in Malawi. The students, aged 16 to 19, will spend 11 days in Nkhata Bay, Malawi, with the CRED Foundation – a charity dedicated to transforming lives in Third World countries. As part of their trip … Read More

Star student punching above his weight

He might only be 16 and sitting his GCSEs but rising star Nathan Johnstone is already hitting the headlines in the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). The talented youngster from Bournemouth has not only climbed the rankings to reach the top 10 of amateur flyweights but he is also to feature in the heavyweight of all MMA programmes – … Read More

Elm wins the spirit of Rock Challenge

Bournemouth school children shone brightly in the junior version of Rock Challenge, winning the Spirit award. Competing against primary schools from across Hampshire, Elm Academy was the only Dorset school to pit its entertainment wits in the regional ‘J Rock’ competition. And with their version of Beauty and the Beast, the talented Elm children were judged by all the participating … Read More

LeAF Studio is one of the best

Bournemouth’s only secondary school for talented sports and stage stars is officially one of the best academic performing Studio schools in the country. LeAF Studio, which provides state education and free specialist coaching, recorded the joint second best GCSE results of all Studio schools in England. Studio schools are secondary schools that provide a broad curriculum in academic subjects alongside … Read More

Students set to hit the right notes

Talented performers from a Bournemouth stage school are set to fill the hall with the sound of music when they tackle a well-known gospel song. The choir from LeAF Studio Stage and Screen have been busy rehearsing its version of Joyful Joyful – the song made famous by Lauryn Hill in Sister Act 2. And on Wednesday November 23 they … Read More

LeAF Academy nets great A-level results

Students from Bournemouth’s LeAF Studio and Oak Academy have shone in this year’s A-level results. As the nation celebrates a record breaking medal haul in the Olympics, potential future Olympian Harry Jones has netted three great A-levels whilst also representing England in Volleyball. The talented LeAF Studio student scored an A in English Literature and two Bs in Biology and … Read More