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Kings Bournemouth
(Braidley Road)

The Braidley Road campus is only 5-10 minutes from the town centre and beach. Our two impressive buildings are located in an affluent residential area and are surrounded by well-kept gardens with lawns and patios.

Campus Highlights

Spacious, well-equipped classrooms

Interactive whiteboards

Computer Learning Centre

Student cafeteria and snack bar

Outside dining area

Table tennis area

Library

Multipurpose sports court

Free wireless internet

Address and contact details

Mailing address

Kings Bournemouth
58 Braidley Road
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH2 6LD
England

Contact details

Telephone: +44 (0) 1202 293535
Fax: +44 (0) 1202 293922
Email: bournemouth@kingseducation.com

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Monthly activity calendar

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Bournemouth Activity Calendar

The campus

The Braidley Road campus is the main teaching and administration centre. It consists of two impressive buildings, located in an affluent residential area and surrounded by gardens with lawns and patios.

Accommodation

In Bournemouth you can choose to stay in one of our comfortable student residences, or to live with a family within easy reach of the campus.

For full details go to the Bournemouth accommodation page.

Learning and sports facilities

  • Well-equipped, spacious classrooms
  • Well-stocked library
  • Science lab
  • Art room
  • Computer Learning Centre
  • Free wireless internet
  • Multi-purpose sports court

Catering facilities

  • Student cafeteria on site serving a wide selection of hot and cold food.
  • Snack bar/coffee shop
  • Outdoor dining area

Activities on campus

We offer facilities for basketball, volleyball, badminton, short tennis and table-tennis. 5-a-side football and indoor games are also available.

Local fundraising for United World Schools

As part of our partnership with United World Schools and our commitment to fund the building and resourcing of at least one new school in Cambodia each year, Kings Bournemouth staff and students organize fundraising events on a regular basis. 

Follow Kings Bournemouth fundraising effort on their team JustGiving page and donate if you can!

You can find updates on the project we are currently funding at our United World Schools page. 

Accreditation

Kings Bournemouth is accredited by the British Council. Accreditation UK, run by the British Council and English UK, is the quality assurance scheme for the UK ELT sector.

Kings Bournemouth is registered as an independent school with the UK Government Department for Education, and is subject to regular inspection by Ofsted. See below for details of the most recent inspection.

Ofsted report – May 2013

All Kings Bournemouth sites were inspected with a day's notice and over the period of three days by Ofsted in May 2013.

The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) is the official body for inspecting schools in the UK. Inspectors visit schools, sit in lessons, view student work, speak to students, teachers, management and parents and rate the school on the basis of their findings. Ratings go from Outstanding – 1 to Inadequate – 4. 

Kings Bournemouth received the following rating:

Overall effectiveness: Good - 2

Pupils’ achievement: Good - 2
Pupils’ behaviour and personal development: Good - 2
Quality of teaching: Good - 2
Quality of curriculum: Good - 2
Pupils’ welfare, health and safety: Good - 2
Leadership and management: Good - 2 

For more details, read the full Kings Bournemouth Ofsted report May 2013.

Key dates

Kings Bournemouth is open all year except for the following public holiday dates:

Christmas holiday dates 2016-2017

The College will be closed from 19 December 2016 to 2 January 2017 inclusive.

Public Holidays 2017

Friday 14 April (Good Friday)
Monday 17 April (Easter Monday)
Monday 1 May (May Bank Holiday)
Monday 29 May (Spring Bank Holiday)
Monday 28 August (Summer Bank Holiday)

Christmas holiday dates 2017–18

18 December 2017 to 1 January 2018 inclusive.

Term dates for academic programmes

Please go to our Academic term dates page.

Teacher numbers and qualifications

Kings Bournemouth employs approximately 40 teachers.

For academic subject teachers we expect a minimum qualification of a first degree, although the majority of our teachers hold a PGCE qualification and/or Masters degree. 

For English language teachers, we expect a minimum qualification of CTEFLA (or a PGCE plus first degree), although the majority of our teachers hold a Diploma qualification or Masters degree.

A list of qualifications for all staff at Kings Bournemouth is available from the College on request.

Please contact us for details. 

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