For students aged 2-18

Bournemouth Collegiate School

An independent co-educational day and boarding school for ages 2-18. Bournemouth Collegiate School (BCS) is split across two sites. The Prep School is located in Poole, Dorset and the Senior School in the coastal town of Southbourne, with its enviable beachfront location. For admissions and enrolment, please contact the school directly.

"BCS provides a nurturing environment where pupils are encouraged to excel beyond their potential. BCS pupils become part of a family who leave us as young confident leaders ready to make a difference in the world."

Maria Coulter

Interim Headteacher, BCS

We value the contribution and achievement of every pupil

BCS provides a nurturing environment where the happiness of the pupils comes first. We offer a significant number of co-curricular opportunities to pupils, which help to instil and develop the skills we want our daughters and sons to have as they grow up. Consequently, BCS pupils leave the school as well-balanced, confident and versatile young people.


of students achieved at least one A*, A or B at A level (2022)

A finalist for Independent Schools Award 2020 "Celebrating Student Experience"


GCSE exam success rate

School values

Our aim is to discover, nurture and engage the extraordinary in all of our pupils through developing the four Cs:


Our pupils seek not just to explore new ideas, but find out how and why to draw their own conclusion,


Our pupils are encouraged and supported to ignite their creativity in and outside the classroom.


Our pupils see where their drive and commitment can take them – and are empowered to succeed in whatever area their strengths lie.


We are an all-inclusive and culturally diverse school, where every pupil is valued and respected. We embrace and celebrate the differences in each other.

“I enjoyed how close you get to the teachers and staff at BCS, especially in Sixth Form. All the staff were always happy to read my personal statements and give me advice”.

Javid from the UK, BCS

GCSE & A levels, progressed to study Medicine at the University of Plymouth

Boarding Accommodation

Bournemouth Collegiate School has a wonderfully rich tradition, the building dates back to 1860 and the school, 1899. The School is located a few minutes from the sandy beaches of the south coast, this is one of the biggest draws for international students.

  • Dormitories and single/double rooms with en-suite

  • Close to the beach

  • A home away from home experience

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