24th August 2017
GCSE results increase across the board
Bournemouth’s Oak Academy has seen its GCSE results increase across the board. Overall, 40% achieved the standard grade 4 and above in English and maths – an increase of 5% on last year and this year more than half of all students (54%) achieved at least the standard pass of grade 4 in maths – an increase of 10%... Read more.
24th August 2017
Talented students shine in their GCSEs
Talented sports stars and performing arts students have shone academically in their GCSEs. The youngsters from Bournemouth’s LeAF Studio are celebrating another successful year of results. Footballer James Rapin has netted the top possible grade 9 in Maths and altogether has 11 A*s and As (or the equivalent). In maths and English grades 9 to1 have replaced A*... Read more.
17th August 2017
Oak A-levels on the up
Oak Academy has seen increases across the board in this year’s A-level results, with every student who applied securing a university place. The A-level and vocational combined average grade is a C, up from a low D last year and the average grade for vocational qualifications is now an impressive Distinction*, surpassing last year’s good grade of Distinction.... Read more.
17th August 2017
Champion results for LeAF Studio
She has already been crowned a British champion in her chosen sport and now Serena O’Connor has proven to be a champion academic. The LeAF Studio student and 2016 British Elite Duathlon Champion had more cause to celebrate when she collected her A-level results – achieving gold medal standard with two As and an A*. Serena, who will now... Read more.
24th July 2017
Hats off to leaving students
Primary schools in Bournemouth and Poole gave their departing Year 6s a send-off to remember. Three Ambitions Academies Trust primary schools – Manorside, King’s Park and Queen’s Park – held graduation ceremonies for the 10 and 11 year-olds who are leaving for secondary school. Complete with mortar boards and gowns, dozens of children across the three schools were presented with a keepsake... Read more.
21st July 2017
Grease is the word
Talented performance arts students gave audiences lots of summer loving with their lightning version of hit musical Grease. Eighty students from Bournemouth’s LeAF Studio were involved in the show as performers, production team and stage crew. They performed to absolutely devoted audiences who packed out The Layard Theatre in Canford Magna for the two-night performance and the powerful... Read more.
20th July 2017
Wonderful wizard of a show
From Year 7 right up to Year 10, talented teenagers from St Aldhelm’s Academy all played their part on putting on a show to remember. There were 33 students in the cast and even more helping out with lighting, stage crew, making props and designing the programme and posters. And the school’s hair and beauty students worked... Read more.
17th July 2017
New school partnership celebrates a year of success
Bournemouth children enjoyed a successful transition day to secondary school armed with the knowledge that they had scored excellent SAT results. The Year 6 youngsters from Elm Academy spent the day at their sister school Oak Academy, with both West Howe schools celebrating a year of success. Elm has just recorded significant increases in this summer’s provisional SATs results, beating... Read more.
12th July 2017
Ambitions continues to grow its own leaders
Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) continues to ‘grow its own leaders,’ appointing former St Aldhelm’s Academy principal, Sian Thomas as its new Chief Executive Officer. Sian was seconded to the role of interim CEO of the Trust in January 2017. A former Principal of AAT’s Tregonwell Academy which she led to an outstanding Ofsted judgement, she... Read more.