Kinson Academy has the special status of being Bournemouth’s oldest school. It was established in 1836 and moved to its current position in School Lane in 1936.  It is very much a community school with many parents and grandparents being able to relate their own memories of the school.  We  have a lively and involved staff who ensure a broad, balanced and exciting education for every child. Kinson Academy provides education for boys and girls aged between 4 and 11 years.


We are fortunate in having an attractive school environment with large grassy areas, as well as hard surface playgrounds that give children large wet and dry weather play areas. We have a garden and outdoor stage in our garden/eco-classroom. Our PSFA (Parents, Staff and Friends Association) fundraise with great success. They have provided many items, including lots of playground, sports and musical equipment.


The school actively encourages links with the local community; visits have included local business people speaking about their particular skills, Kinson Common Wardens, local dance and drama groups, local Police Community Support Officers etc. We also participate in the annual service of Remembrance at Kinson Hub. Past pupils of the school were responsible for the inspiring design of the Red Arrows Memorial that can be found on the East Cliff, in memory of the pilot Jon Egging who was tragically killed during the 2011 Bournemouth Air Show.

Latest OFSTED Report:

10214418 Kinson Academy 146796 Final PDF