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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


Multipurpose sports court

Free wireless internet

Address and contact details

Mailing address

Kings Bournemouth
58 Braidley Road

Contact details

Telephone: +44 (0) 1202 293535

Emergency numbers:
Main: +44 7506 575568
Residences: +44 7566 681831
Homestay: +44 7506 575570
Transfers: +44 7506 575568

Fax: +44 (0) 1202 293922


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Monthly activity calendar

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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.


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 and awards

British Council logoKings 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.

Kings Bournemouth is also a registered UCAS centre.

We are ESL School Group of the Year 2017.
ESL are one of the largest and most respected agencies for language courses in Europe.

All ESL awards are based on feedback from their students and staff.

ESL School of the Year award 2017

British Council report - October 2018

The British Council inspected and accredited Kings Bournemouth in October 2018.

The Accreditation Scheme assesses the standards of management, resources and premises, teaching, welfare and care of under 18s and accredits organisations which meet the overall standard in each area inspected (see for details).

Strengths were noted in the areas of quality assurance, premises and facilities, academic management and learner management.

The inspection report stated that the organisation met the standards of the Scheme.

View the full report

Ofsted report – October 2018

All Kings Bournemouth sites were inspected with a day's notice and over the period of three days by Ofsted in October 2018.

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 to Inadequate. 

Kings Bournemouth received the following rating:

Overall effectiveness: Good
Effectiveness of leadership and management: Good
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment: Good
Personal development, behaviour and welfare: Good
Outcomes for pupils: Good
Overall experiences and progress of children and young people in the boarding: Good

For more details, read the full Kings Bournemouth Ofsted report October 2018.

Key dates

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

Public Holidays 2019

Friday 19 April (Good Friday)
Monday 22 April (Easter Monday)
Monday 6 May (May Bank Holiday)
Monday 27 May (Spring Bank Holiday)
Monday 26 August (Summer Bank Holiday)

Christmas holiday dates 2019–20

23 December 2019 to 5 January 2020 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. 

Student results

School policies and procedures

The welfare and well-being of our students is our utmost priority. The responsibility we have towards our students is defined by our policies and procedures.

Go to our Policies and Procedures page