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Bournemouth Collegiate School (Age 10-16)

(ex Wentworth College)


Bournemouth Collegiate School has a long history, and was originally founded in 1899. In 1923 it moved to its present location, taking over Wentworth Lodge, the former home of Lord Portman.


Just two minutes from the beach, the school sits atop the cliffs of Bournemouth. It is surrounded by eight acres of private tree-lined land, providing privacy and security for our students. London is an easy two-hour coach journey from the school, and many other world-class destinations, such as Oxford and Bath, are also within reach. All major UK airports, including Heathrow and Gatwick, are easily accessible.


Rooms vary from single to multi-bed dormitories, and have all been recently refurbished. Showers and baths are easily accessible, and a weekly laundry service is offered. Homestay accommodation is also available with local host families on a bed and breakfast basis, with our private transport service taking students to school and back home again every day.


Students enjoy freshly prepared food three times a day. The menu changes each week, with plenty of variety to keep students happy and healthy. Special diets can be catered for with prior notice, such as halal, celiac, etc.


The school offers a wide range of excellent facilities including: tennis courts; an all-weather astro pitch; a 25m indoor swimming pool; a large sports hall offering a full Olympic-size basketball court; large sports fields for football, volleyball, hockey etc. In addition to this, the beach is right on the school’s doorstep.

Activities and Excursions:

A full daily activities programme keeps our students entertained, with both afternoon and evening activities taking place every day of the week. In addition, students have one half-day and one full-day excursion every week, giving them the chance to visit London, Oxford, Bath, Stonehenge, and more, all while under the supervision of our activity staff.

Programme includes:

  • 15 hours tuition per week, including textbooks
  • certificate with level of attainment
  • full daily activities programme
  • 1 full day excursion each week
  • 1 half-day excursion each week
  • accommodation
  • freshly prepared breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • lessons from 9.15 – 12.45 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

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