Our school is set in a most beautiful woodland area on the borders of Bournemouth and Poole. The site is owned and managed by the Talbot Trust. The school was built in 1862 as part of an ambitious and far-sighted project by the Talbot sisters to help the needy of Bournemouth, which culminated in the building of a model village.
The principles of a Church of England School are reflected not only in Religious Education and daily worship, but by applying Christian standards to all aspects of the life and work of the School.
"An outstanding Christian ethos is at the heart of life at this school and is clearly evident in the exemplary behaviour and mutual support shown by pupils and in the care and respect demonstrated by all in its community". (SIAMS 2013 - National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican & Methodist Schools Report).
We are a family school of 420 pupils and staff and welcome parents and carers into a learning partnership; we invite you to share in the life of our school family.
Our vision for the school is ‘Achievement, respect and care in a happy Christian community.’
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