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Further and Higher Education
University and College Admissions Service
Bournemouth has a University and further education college attended by more than 30,000 English students. This makes the town an ideal place for students wishing to continue their studies on to degree or similar levels.
Westbourne Academy has formal links with these Universities and colleges and provides a free service, which assists students through the entire application process.
The Service Includes
Giving advice on the different types of universities and colleges
Counselling the students on the appropriate course relevant to the students' needs.
Advice on which English Examinations are necessary to enter universities or colleges.
Guidance with completing the application form and interview preparation.
UCAS Contact Details
PO Box 28,
Tel: +44 (0)870 1122211
Bournemouth University Contact Details
Tel: +44 (0)1202 524111
Fax: +44 (0)1202 702736
Bournemouth and Poole College Contact Details
Bournemouth & Poole College
Customer Enquiry Centre
Tel: +44 (0)1202 205 205
Arts University Bournemouth Contact Details
Arts University Bournemouth
Tel: +44 (0)1202 205 205
About the School
A student can arrange with the Academy to be met at the airport on arrival and brought to their host family by taxi or mini-bus. Alternatively, there is good public transport from all airports to Bournemouth. Your host family will greet and familiarise you with your immediate environment, they will show you how to get to the academy. On your first day at school you will have a welcome introduction then a test to enable us to assess your level as accurately as possible. This is followed by a talk, which will help you make the most of your stay and to enjoy fully the warm family atmosphere of the Westbourne Academy.
Use of computers in our computer room is available to all Westbourne Academy students. This facility offers students the chance to use CD Roms and other materials, which will enable them to practise listening, reading, and writing. Students can also use the programmes available on the computers for homework, project work, writing applications and Curriculum Vitae.
Full internet and e-mail facilities are available in the school and throughout the local area. There are numerous cafés and several public libraries offering limited free internet access.
All necessary books will be issued on your first day at school, the course books will be on a free loan and the work books for retention.There are also other resources to support your studies at the Academy. There is a listening centre, where all oral and aural skills can be practised on a self-access basis, a DVD player and T.V. area for study and entertainment. The Academy also has a reading centre where students can borrow reading books to help their studies. Teachers use a range of audio/visual facilities during their classroom teaching.
Extra Curricular Activities
The academy prides itself on being able to offer a full and varied programme. A relaxed student social life is important for the mind to be able to absorb and retain what is studied in the classroom. Sports such as football, table- tennis and beach volleyball are organised by the staff. Public tennis courts, tenpin bowling, swimming, championship ( and beginners) golf and squash are all easily accessible and near the school. As Bournemouth is a seaside town the popular sports of windsurfing and sailing are easily available.
Guided full day excursions are run on a regular basis to places such as London, Bath, Oxford and the Dorset Coast. An excursion of one-week duration to Scotland is offered in April and September.
We also provide many disco parties, pub tours to the beautiful New Forest, theatre visits, international party evenings and other similar events.
The costs of sports, excursions and social activities are not included in the school fees.
Social Activities / Sports
The school organises social events every week. Students can consult the diary of events, which is on display on the notice board in the restaurant and a member of staff will notify them in advance of the forthcoming activities. Students book and pay for these at reception.
Sports organised by school: (staff accompanied) Football , Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Ten Pin Bowling. Sports where qualified instruction is given: Horse-riding and Golf.
Other Sports Available
Tennis – Wind Surfing – Swimming – Badminton – Squash – Rugby – Hockey.
Students wishing to pursue other sports such as watersports are recommended organisations where qualified instruction is given.
‘Old Pub' Tours – Bowling – International food evenings – Film evenings – karaoke evenings - Theme discos – Boat cruises – Theatre visits – Laser Quest
The school regularly runs excursions at the weekend to such places as Oxford, Bath & Stonehenge , London, Salisbury & Winchester and Dorset Coast and villages. It also organises longer stays in places such as Scotland ( 6 days ).
School arranged day excursions £30.00
Cinema £ 6.50 approx.
Theatre £18.00 +
Concert £25.00 +
Admission to disco/nightclub £ 3.00 - £10.00
Westbourne Academy has a first class cafeteria where good food is provided during the day. The high quality kitchen enables the occasional dinner evening to be held on special occasions for the students.
There is a student lounge with patio areas leading on to an attractive garden.
A recreation room with table tennis is also part of the complex.