Glenmoor School is a successful school providing quality education for all girls aged 11-16 years.
Our aim is to ensure that each student reaches the highest educational standards of which she is capable in an open learning environment that is caring, well ordered and welcoming. We also encourage achievement in a range of activities including music, sports, art, active citizenship, dance and drama.
We are proud of our tradition as a single sex school with a modern outlook. We want to equip girls to live in the world as independent women confidently meeting the challenges of the 21 st Century. Our ethos promotes respect, co-operation and pupil responsibility for fulfilling our high expectations of work and behaviour. We are an inclusive school promoting equal opportunities and anti-racism. Girls gain an informed understanding of different customs and beliefs.
I am proud to lead a team of talented and dedicated staff who work hard to promote the interests of the students. Well qualified teachers work alongside competent and caring support staff to provide each individual pupil with the support and challenge necessary to succeed. As a school community we are committed to continuous improvement, enthusiastic about developing our professional skills.
Admissions to Glenmoor are handled directly by the Local Authority. Contact Student Services, Dorset House, 20-22 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3NL (Telephone 01202 451599). The school’s Standard Number is 180 and the actual Admission Number is 129. The Authority’s present policy is that students are admitted to Glenmoor in the following order of priority:
- Children who are “looked after” by the Local Authority where it is considered by the Authority that a particular school is most suitable to meet the social/pastoral and educational needs of the individual pupil.
- Children living in the designated catchment area of the school who will have a sister attending the school at the time of admission.
- Children living in the designated catchment area of the school.
- Children living outside the designated catchment area of the school who will have a sister attending the school at the time of admission.
- Children living outside the catchment area of the school who live closest to the school as measured by the straight-line distance from the main gate of the home address to the main gate of the school.
In the case of over-subscription in categories 1-5 priority will be given to these children:
- where a placement is recommended for medical reasons as essential by the LA’s professional advisors or where there are exceptional reasons supported by evidence from a Social Worker, Education Psychologist or Education Welfare Officer employed by the Authority, which in the view of the Director of Education require placement at a particular school.
- live closest to the school as measured by the straight-line distance from the main gate of the home address to the main gate of the school.
The Authority will apply the above criteria to applicants subject to the following exceptions:
- where an applicant is seeking admission for the September entry of the school entry year, applications received before the closing date will initially be given priority over those received after the closing date.
- where a child has a statement of special educational needs and for whom there is a legal requirement to be admitted to a particular school named in the statement.
LOCAL AUTHORITY POLICIES
Full details of all Local Authority arrangements over the provision of free school meals, clothing grants, maintenance allowances and discretionary awards can be obtained from the School Office or from the Education Assessment Team, Revenue and Benefit Services, Bournemouth Borough Council, St Stephen’s Road, Bournemouth BH2 6EB
ADMISSION OF PUPILS WITH DISABILITIES
Glenmoor is an inclusive school and pupils with disabilities are welcomed to the school. Parents of pupils with disabilities who wish to enrol their daughter at Glenmoor should contact the school, so that any necessary arrangements can be made in advance.
Every effort is made to ensure that pupils with disabilities have full access to the curriculum, this includes the provision of a lift, numerous ramps and support staff working with individuals, giving in-class support.
To further improve access, new ramps have recently been put in place at the front entrance of the school.