Kings Bournemouth is located in a quiet, prestigious, residential area, adjacent to Meyrick Park and within easy walking distance to the train station, town centre and beautiful sandy beaches. Bournemouth is internationally famous as a popular location for education, as tourism destination and a commercial hub.
It is home to two leading universities and has a significant business community for smaller organisations, and the offices of national and international companies such as AGEAS, Liverpool Victoria, Nationwide and Tata Consultancy Services and Morgan Stanley Chase. Bournemouth has been recognised as the UK’s fastest-growing city in the tech industry and is quickly building towards its vision of being a top global digital hub.
In addition to being a centre for education and business, Bournemouth boasts a wide range of sporting and leisure opportunities. It is home to AFC Bournemouth Premier League football team, is surrounded miles of golden sand on some of the UK’s best beaches, the Jurassic Coast (World Heritage Site), Purbeck Hills, and the New Forest. Bournemouth is well-connected, with direct rail access to Central London and other areas of the UK and its own international airport.
Bournemouth provides a wealth of opportunity and is an ideal place to study and prepare for university entrance.
A well-equipped college and learning environment
Kings Bournemouth provides a welcoming, multicultural learning environment, utilising the latest educational technology and indoor and outdoor space for socialising, reflection and quiet study.
- Spacious, modern classrooms all with interactive learning technology
- Dedicated multimedia art studio
- Science laboratory
- Library and learning resource centre
- Free wireless internet throughout
- Reception and student services helpdesk
- On-site, modern, student cafeteria and outside eating area
- Gardens and multipurpose sports court
We provide a range of high quality accommodation options. Our Charminster Residence provides options for catered boarding in single or twin en-suite rooms for students from the age of 15. Older students have the choice self-catering, residential apartments with single and twin en-suite options provided. We are also able to offer accommodation with carefully selected local host families.
In addition to the catering facilities within our student accommodation, students can also have meals at the colleges’ on-site cafeteria. For full-time students living in our accommodation we have a ‘walk to class guarantee’. If you study on a full-time academic programme of study, you’ll be offered accommodation within reasonable walking distance of the school for the whole of your course.
Local work experience, volunteering and research project opportunities
Bournemouth is a vibrant location with an almost endless range of opportunities which students can take advantage of for their personal, academic and experiential development and to enhance their CVs and university applications.
Students are encouraged to engage with the local community; be that through work experience with local businesses, volunteering activities, sporting, cultural or leisure interests.
Bournemouth and the surrounding area has been an inspiration for many great literary works, provides a rich and diverse resource for environmental studies and history.
Aiming for a degree in medicine? You could volunteer with the Red Cross, St John Ambulance or one of the Life Guard organisations. Read more in our new article the value of work experience for Medical students
Aiming for a business-related degree? Bournemouth has a vibrant economy with numerous SMEs and global brands.
Take advantage of the opportunities on your doorstep.
Some interesting facts about Bournemouth
- Bournemouth is one of the driest and sunniest places in the UK, with an average of 7.7 hours sunshine a day.
- Bournemouth has the fastest growing ‘Tech Economy‘ in the UK and is the venue for Silicon Beach, an annual gathering of some of the world's best strategic thinkers, creative doers and digital innovators.
- Hurn (now Bournemouth International) Airport was the UK’s main international airport, prior to the opening of London Heathrow.
- Bournemouth has seven miles of glorious sandy beaches and two piers. Boscombe Pier, described by Red or Dead fashion designer Wayne Hemingway as “Britain’s coolest pier”, has won awards as Pier of the Year. Bournemouth Pier was a seaplane terminal in the 1920s.
- After Liverpool and London, The Beatles played more concerts in Bournemouth than anywhere else in the UK.
- Literary legends, JRR Tolkein (The Lord of the Rings) and Enid Blyton (The Famous Five, The Secret Seven and Noddy) lived here; The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was written by Robert Louis Stephenson in Westbourne. Bill Bryson worked for the Bournemouth Echo newspaper and wrote fondly about Bournemouth in his book Notes from a Small Island.
- Winston Churchill was, from his childhood, a regular visitor to Bournemouth. He nearly died after falling from a 29-foot bridge whilst playing with friends. The fall left him unconscious for three days and bedridden for three months.