‘We are a thriving and vibrant community which inspires and empowers students to believe in themselves, be resilient and be ambitious.’
As Headteacher, I am very pleased to welcome you to The Bulmershe School, we are very proud of the superb opportunities we offer to all our students to develop in a community which fosters respect, responsibility, resilience and safety.
Our school has been described by Ofsted as one where students make 'rapid progress' which is 'based on outstanding teaching combined with a high level of care for the individual child'. However, we are never complacent and, as a school, we are constantly looking for ways to improve in order to serve our families and the community with the very best education has to offer.
Our school continues to make great strides in academic achievement; our GCSE results this year saw nearly 60% of all GCSE grades at grade 5 or higher. 74% were graded 4 or higher and over a fifth of all grades were grade 7 or higher. Over half of the students gained a grade 5 or above in English and Maths, exceeding the national average. Our A-Level results were also very strong with over half of all results being graded at A*-B and 74% gaining A*-C. 8.3% of students achieved the highest possible grade of A*, which surpassed the national average. 89% of students have taken places at universities across the country, including three to Oxbridge and many others have secured places on competitive apprenticeship programmes. This is a clear reflection of the hard work of our students, the partnership the school builds with parents and the talented and dedicated teaching and support staff we have here, for whom the overall focus is to help students achieve the success they deserve.
Striving for academic excellence is obviously very important but we equally value a student’s emotional wellbeing. We have a strong reputation for being a caring school and are very fortunate to have our own Wellbeing Centre which ensures students have time to reflect in a quiet space with a number of highly qualified pastoral colleagues dedicated to supporting students and their families.
There are a wide range of Leadership opportunities at the Bulmershe School, in fact, student voice is powerful. We work in partnership with our students who actively participate in the running and decision making of the school. We offer a rich choice of extracurricular opportunities, with year 7 having a ‘club fair’ in the first few weeks. We encourage all students to participate with the opportunities offered to them, with our goal being that they not only develop their self-confidence and resilience but that they also find a lifelong passion that they will carry on well beyond Bulmershe!
We are a thriving establishment serving the needs of the school population and indeed our local community, with our extensive facilities available in the evenings, at weekends and during school holiday time. The school serves as the hub for Berkshire Maestros as well as also being the Wokingham School’s hub for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).
We have a Sixth Form independent study area and a 400 seat auditorium which houses professional lighting and sound equipment. Wokingham's state of the art Bulmershe Leisure Centre is made available to our students during the school day on our Bulmershe Campus. Their investment of £14 million means that our students have access to a 4 court sports hall, 6 lane 25 metre swimming pool, teaching pool with moveable floor, 2 dance studios, 75 piece gym and dedicated changing rooms with a safeguarding access control system.
This is an exciting time for The Bulmershe School. We invite you to browse the website to learn more about the school, its principles and the way we work. We are always pleased to welcome visitors and we host a series of scheduled open mornings. If you are unable to make these, we will be delighted to show you round on a normal working day. Contact the school on 0118 9353353 and arrangements can be made for myself or one of my senior staff to give you a tour and answer any questions you may have.
We look forward to welcoming you,
The Bulmershe School is an academy and is part of Corvus Learning Trust