Bourne Academy

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Bourne Academy
Established 1946
Type Academy
Principal Laurence Reilly
Location Edinburgh Crescent
PE10 9DT
52°46′25″N 0°22′12″W / 52.77362°N 0.37004°W / 52.77362; -0.37004Coordinates: 52°46′25″N 0°22′12″W / 52.77362°N 0.37004°W / 52.77362; -0.37004
DfE URN 137572 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1,154 pupils
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–18
Website Bourne Academy

Bourne Academy is an 11 to 18 mixed comprehensive school and a co-educational academy located in Bourne, Lincolnshire, England. It is one of two secondary schools, both co-educational, in the town, the other being Bourne Grammar School. Bourne Academy is a part of the South Lincolnshire Academies Trust, together with Spalding Academy.

Bourne Academy is situated on Edinburgh Crescent, to the north of the town next to the Leisure Centre.

The school badge represents the Wake knot, a heraldic device referring to the Wake family, previous Lords of the Manor of Bourne, and similar to the carrick bend.


The college was originally part of the Star Lane Board School, which is now the Bourne Abbey Primary Academy,[1] a primary school.

Following the Education Act 1944 the secondary school was divided out and moved to temporary premises at a separate site in 1946.

In July 1958 the first permanent buildings were opened at Edinburgh Crescent, and the school adopted the name Bourne County Secondary School.

In 1987 the name was changed to the Robert Manning School in honour of Robert Mannyng of Bourne (c. 1275 – c. 1338).

The sixth form started in 1988, and in 1989 extension premises were opened by Kenneth Baker, Secretary of State for Education.

In 1999 the school attained Technology College status and the name changed again, to Robert Manning Technology College.

Specialist school

In January 2007 it was announced that, in recognition of its excellence, the school had been invited by the government to apply to take on a second speciality in Vocational Education, and that its application was successful. Due to the school's new speciality, the Governors decided to change the name once more, to the Robert Manning College.


Due to a successful application, as of the 2011-2012 academic year, Robert Manning is an academy. In recognition of this, the school's name was changed to Bourne Academy.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Bourne Abbey Primary Academy
  2. ^ "School's name changes to Bourne Academy". The Bourne Local. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011.

External links

  • College website
  • Rex Needle Bourne website article on the College
  • Specialist Schools and Academies Trust website

Video clips

  • Video montage of the school
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