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Assess: Check infobox. Refs are good... more required. Pictures?? Victuallers 17:55, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

I wondered whether anyone would have written a page about this, my old school. I am glad that they have. When I get around to it, I will add some more (factual) information. - Ross


So the current text implies that its current location is not the original one - anyone got any details about the other location(s) the school has occupied? --Ewx 12:26, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Has anyone asked the OBs? Gonzothegreat 22:17, 14 November 2006 (UTC)
The original location has been specified on our home page. It reads:
Bournemouth School began life in 1901 in new buildings in another part of the town but moved to its present site on East Way in 1939.
Sorry, that this is not much but that is all I can say.
It's a start, I suppose. I've added a History section for this stuff and moved some of the other semi-historical information into it.Ewx 11:37, 10 March 2007 (UTC)
The old site was between Portchester Road and Ophir Road. The old building was used by Portchester School from 1940 until 1989. It was then developed for housing -Steve Cottrell 11:23, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Bournemouthcoatofarms.gif[edit]

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User:ARC Gritt and User:An Sealgair, if you must have an argument about this incredibly trivial subject, please do not do it via an edit war but reach agreement some other way. Ewx 07:56, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Firstly, there was no edit war. Secondly, the official guideline states that the national variety of English should be used where an article has a nationality associated with it. - ARC GrittTALK 02:24, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

What The School Is Known As[edit]

In the main entry the following phrase is used: '"Bournemouth School for Boys" is the ignorant man's term for the school,' however I think that's a bit harsh. I attended the school for five years in the 80's and referred to it as Bournemouth School for Boys. Indeed, my CV still states that I attended 'Bournemouth Grammar School for Boys', a deliberate error which has only ever been picked-up by former pupils, or potential employers who happen to be the parents of present/ former pupils. Different generations will know it as different things and also, people will always abbreviate or even embellish such names to be more descriptive or easier to say. After all, my CV description reveals the status of the school without any supplementary wording or explanation. If the phrase in question has to remain, I feel that it should say something like: "Bournemouth School for Boys" is the uniformed person's term for the school. Even so, the fact that so many people believe the school is known as that, doesn't necessarily mean there's lots of ignorant people out there. It's merely a more descriptive way of referring to it, even if it's not the actual given name of the school. Jaydash 15:22, 25 September 2007

School Name[edit]

The headmaster, Mr J Granger prefers the school to be called Bournemouth School. This name has been adopted by all references within Ofsted and DfES. 04nunhucks 20:21, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Deputy Heads[edit]

I don't know why Mr. Pyke is repeatedly being overlooked in deputy head edits. Incidently there is a difference between deputy and assistant heads anyway. ~ Scott

'Scott' - A.K.A. 'Will Pyke' —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:48, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

School Captain[edit]

The senior prefect team has been on the pages for years, why is it being taken off!!???! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 2007G (talkcontribs) 06:39, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Because of our WP:BLP policy, mentioning minors is a recipe for all kinds of negativity and neither is anything sourced properly. There is simply no reason to treat children in this trollish way, these children are not notable. Thanks, SqueakBox 14:31, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
Notable, they are senior prefects at the school, again this information has been on the page for years!!! 2007G 16:32, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
And now I have found it I am removing it. prefects are not notable, you have not verified your claims properly using reliable sources nor have you addressed the WP:BLP isues of naming minors in an article. Until you can do that please do not revert again as you are not complying with our policies. Thanks, SqueakBox 20:18, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
You still havnt answered why this has become an issue now, it has been on the page for years, and School captain is the most important role in the school i dont see how it is a small role 2007G 18:02, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
We are improving the encyclopedia, that is the point so if it was alright for years it is not now. Please familiarise yourself with our policies and stop edit warring to insert unsourced info about minors. Thanks, SqueakBox 17:06, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
It is all referenced, again i make the point school captain is also known as headboy suggests that he is the most important pupil at the school so like many year before should have his name on the page. And i love the way you can't spell!!2007G 22:37, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
It is not well referenced and we deal with underage minors, there is simply no reason to expose them to wikipedia. Thanks, SqueakBox 21:41, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
Referenced, do you need a definition of that!! Every one of those references gives a link to the school's website showing that each of those named is an ex-headboy!! Again i stress that the headboy is the most important pupil at the school, so the most important out of 1,050 pupils and he doesn't get his name on the page, like many years before![User:2007G|2007G]] 19:43, 27 April 2008 (UTC)
The school website is a primary and not a secondary source and this is an entirely unnecessary BLP violation that you keep reinserting. please desist and try to find better ways to improve our encyclopedia. What you are doing here is completely unacceptable. Thanks, SqueakBox 18:45, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
So shall we remove the deputy headmasters names as well!! ![User:2007G|2007G]] 11:16, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
I will not oppose you if you do so though remember in this case we are likely dealing with a minor. Do you have a conflict of interest here? If so please admit it. Thanks, SqueakBox 16:53, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
He is 18 and we have sources, so what is the problem??? [User:2007G|2007G]] 19:16, 13 September 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 2007G (talkcontribs)
The source does not state he is 18. Your claim smacks of COI. Thanks, SqueakBox 21:41, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
The current school captain, Harry Coath is 18 years of age. $-vrt (talk) 20:50, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

Edit warring[edit]

Ladies/gentlemen please do not keep on reverting each other, you need to discuss the issue and come to an agreed conclusion on the state of the article. Also you should be aware of the policies over living people as quoted by one party that must be adhered to. Thank you. Keith D (talk) 19:55, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

The issue at hand is BLP, I cannot just let it go because this editor is willing to edit war, and what i am removing is clearly a BLP violation. I am wondering at this point if the user is really well intentioned or just trolling. Thanks, SqueakBox 18:48, 3 May 2008 (UTC)


Hi all.

Just like to raise dispute with "with many teachers always willing to give as much help as possible to the related students" as there are a number of pupils who do believe otherwise (and some have left as a result in the past mid way through years 7 to 11". That be all. Tubechallenger (talk) 14:07, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Agreed, that line was added in June 2006 by a pupil of the school and member of the school council, most likely on behalf of or at the request of the senior management. I don't quite know the rules regarding an article written subjectively on someone's behalf, but I'm guessing it means the article is not neutral. That line's been edited out now though, but I think the School Council section might need another look, as it was written in the same manner by the same person...Analysethis (talk) 03:57, 21 October 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Well now that this is resolved - i'll remove the warning. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Danielchatfield (talkcontribs) 19:48, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

Language College Status[edit]

Since the government have reformed specialist statuses in schools and colleges, Bournemouth School NO LONGER holds language college status. It does, however, remain a selective grammar school. On this basis, should the section on the article regarding "Specialist Language College" be removed? Thanks, Loopylew672 (talk) 16:26, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Probably not removed but reworded to show that it was this for a period of time and to give update on it. Keith D (talk) 17:53, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Requirements for inclusion in Notable Alumni[edit]

Quite how notable someone has to be is up for debate, however to be included a source must be cited which states that they did attend the school. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Danielchatfield (talkcontribs) 23:41, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

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