Bourne Community College is a growing and unique 11-16 mixed comprehensive Trust school, valued and supported by the local community.  We have been awarded the Unicef Rights Respecting Schools Award ‘Gold’, which very few secondary schools hold in the country and we are on our journey to become excellent in every way.

We have high expectations for our students and of our staff.  We aim to provide the highest quality education in an atmosphere of mutual respect where everyone is valued.  We are a fully inclusive school where each individual is supported to develop and nurture the values, skills and attributes that will enable them to become the very best that they can, regardless of their individual needs.

The Bourne Community College will admit students in accordance with West Sussex County Council’s current admissions guidelines.

If the number of applications for Bourne Community College is within the admission limit (180), places can normally be offered to all who apply.  Where there are more applications that the admission limit, places are normally allocated in order of priority as follows –

Any child with an Education Health and Care Plan naming the school will automatically be admitted to that school, under Section 43 of the Families Act 2014.

  1. Looked after children (children in public care) and children who were previously looked after who leave care under a special guardianship, residence, child arrangement or adoption order. Evidence must be provided.
  2. Children who are subject to a special guardianship order who have not previously been in local authority care. Evidence must be provided.
  3. Children who need a place at the school on exceptional and compelling social, psychological or medical grounds. Evidence must be provided.
  4. Children who live in the catchment area with brothers or sisters already attending the school and who will still be there when the child starts.
  5. Other children who live in the catchment area.
  6. Children who live outside the catchment area with brothers or sisters already attending the school and who will still be there when the child starts.
  7. Children of staff in either or both of the following circumstances: where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time which the admission to the school is made; and/or the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
  8. Other children who live outside the catchment area

Admission procedures are operated through West Sussex County Council.  Further information is available from School Admissions –

Pupil Admissions Office Tel: 033 301 42903  Fax: 01903 839214



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Our Year 10’s created and designed their own Rivers board games. They surpassed my expectations with their creativity and challenging questions.
Mrs R James,
Leader of Humanities
6 days ago
Year 9 Design Technology students used soldering skills to make fans influenced by the design style of Alessi.

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