Address: 40 St. Osmunds Road, BH14 9JY | College Road, BH5 2DY
Number of Pupils: 669 boys and girls
Fees: Day: £2,455 – £5,080 Boarding: £9,580 – £10,695 (prices per term)
Head Teacher* Mr Russell Slatford and Miss Kay Smith
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: Selective, with entrance papers for Year 7 and above and an interview with the Head.
Contact: Kelly Rumbelow
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Available as appointment only, with open days termly for both schools.
A broad and vibrant curriculum that places importance on holistic education. Fantastic co-curricular offering.
Games & the Arts
The multi-award-winning Sport Academy programme allows pupils to combine their studies with high-level coaching from professionals in several sports, with full facilities including swimming pools at both sites. The school is also highly regarded for its Performing Arts.
Pastoral care is central to life at BCS with plenty of support available at every age. There are appointed Pastoral Deputy Heads at both schools, who make sure that the welfare of the children is a top priority. Boarders are supported by live-in staff who provide around the clock care and assistance.
Wide variety of offers are given each year including to the Russell Group of Universities.
Head Teacher’s Philosophy
Our vision is to achieve the extraordinary across personal, academic and professional endeavours, and equip our students with the tools and experience for a successful and enriching future. We honour our heritage and create a nurturing, innovative and happy environment to support our students as they undertake their BCS journey.
- All children in the Prep school take part in Forest School, where they can discover the natural world
- Our Senior School is located right on the beachfront in Southbourne, providing students with the opportunity to use our stunning location in multiple aspects of their day.
- A school that does not solely focus on academic success. We help play to students’ strengths as well as nurture their weaknesses to turn them into confident, young adults.
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