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About Us

A Grammar School existed in Bourne as early as the 14th century.  The present Grammar School, however, originated from the bequest of William Trollope and was founded in 1636.  The School moved to its present site in 1921 and occupies a pleasant site to the south of the Lincolnshire market town of Bourne.  It enjoys an enviable academic reputation and admits students from a wide area including Stamford, Peterborough, the Deepings and Spalding.

Bourne Grammar is a mixed selective School with a large Sixth Form offering academic A-Levels. In the last decade the School has expanded rapidly and there are now over 1700 students on roll, including over 500 in the Sixth Form. This growth in student numbers has been matched by the development of the site: recent years have seen the opening of a number of impressive, well-appointed buildings including a new £4 million Science Block consisting of 15 state-of-the-art laboratories for the teaching of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  Further development of the estate was secured in 2019 with the installation of an Astroturf Pitch and a programme of classroom refurbishment. In 2023 an extension to the staffroom and administrative hub of the school was also completed.

The School attaches great importance to the pursuit of academic excellence.  It has a tradition of hard work, respect for achievement and sound discipline. Public examination results, at all levels, are outstanding.

We seek to provide an ethos which encourages in our students an attitude of hard work and consideration for others.  It is our intention that our former students will reflect on their time at the School as being intellectually stimulating, personally challenging, and rewarding. We are also proud of the quality of support put in place to help students navigate the difficult teenage years, including dedicated teams of year group tutors, Heads and Deputy Heads of Year in all year groups, a student manager, a safeguarding officer, a counsellor and a sizeable team of staff wrapped around the Sixth Form. Students at Bourne Grammar have all they need to be successful.

We believe that education is about much more than the academic curriculum, being enhanced by the many co-curricular activities on offer in sport, music, drama, dance and art. There are also many different clubs and societies run at lunch and after school including a very popular Chess Club, a thriving Debating Society for both seniors and juniors, an LGBTQ+ club for interested students, a Science Club and many others. In addition, numerous trips and visits to concerts, plays, art galleries and other events and places are offered, both in this country and abroad. Further details of the trips and co-curricular programme are available on this website.


Our purpose statement is neither long nor overly complicated. The School aims to provide:

The best atmosphere, the best support, the best results

so that by the time our students leave the School they will be:

Well qualified, well rounded, well prepared