Principal Welcome

It is with great pleasure and much pride that I welcome you to Avonbourne Boys’ and Girls’ Academies website. 

We are proud to be two non-selective 11-18 schools based in Bournemouth and incredibly privileged to be part of the multi–Academy Trust, United Learning. Avonbourne Academies are also extremely fortunate to be part of the Bournemouth and Poole Cluster, where we work closely, and share good practice with Glenmoor and Winton Academies, Avonwood Primary School and The Cornerstone Academy. 

At Avonbourne Academies, we believe that every child matters and every lesson counts. We also believe in the limitless potential of our students and, as such, sports and arts provide the heartbeat of the academies whilst academic rigor and high attainment in all subjects allows our student access to the post 16 courses of their choosing. Our aim is to not only support students to achieve excellent exam results but to also provide opportunities that challenge them to experience new things, explore their interests and develop their talents. These opportunities equip our young people with the character attributes that will enable them to succeed in later life. Students can access a huge number of extra-curricular opportunities across the Academies, and I am hugely proud of our sports teams, creative performers and STEM enthusiasts.  

Avonbourne is a highly inclusive school that caters for the needs of all students. We ensure our most able students are stretched academically and students with special educational needs and disabilities are expertly supported, allowing the Academies to ensure the best in everyone. 

We were delighted to celebrate excellent GCSE and A level results in the Summer showing the huge improvement already achieved at the Academies. 

Avonbourne Boys' and Girls' Academies are two co - located schools that joined United Learning in 2019 with lessons being taught in a single - sex environment in Years 7-9, with opportunities for mixed sex teaching from Year 10 onwards . This has proved to be hugely successful with resources, staffing expertise and curriculum opportunities now being fully utilised for the benefit of all students at the Academies. Co-location has been seen by all stakeholders as offering the ‘best of both’, which I believe provides our students with the best possible chance of educational success. The school also hosts the United Sixth Form and provides teaching of the highest quality, excellent facilities, a caring and supportive environment, as well as delivering a comprehensive range of social and enrichment activities. 

As an organisation, we expect everyone to embrace our core REACH values of respect, equality, ambition, community, hard work & determination.  

I hope you find the information on this website useful and please do not hesitate to contact the Academies if you wish to organise a tour and see for yourself the excellent work being done by the outstanding students who attend Avonbourne Boys' and Avonbourne Girls' Academies. If you would like to be kept up to date with developments at Avonbourne then I recommend following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and accessing the Academies' newsletter. 

Very best wishes 

Michelle Dyer 

Avonbourne Boys’ and Girls’ Academies 


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