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Poster for MidSummer Nights DreamA Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare
19 - 22 October 2016
Tickets now available


The opening night of Midsummer Night's Dream was a total smash according to all those who saw. A few tickets still available for tonight and Friday, but Saturday night is SOLD OUT.

17 November 2016
Sixth Form Taster Day

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Welcome to The Burgate School and Sixth Form website. Our aim is to present you with a clear sense of our ethos and aspirations, whilst providing a wealth of information about our school.

The Burgate School and Sixth Form is a very successful 11 – 18 mixed comprehensive school situated on the outskirts of Fordingbridge, a small market town on the edge of the New Forest. Salisbury, Bournemouth and Southampton are all within easy driving distance, as are the English Channel ports of Poole and Portsmouth. The major cities of Bath, Bristol and London are all easily accessible by road and rail, and the New Forest National Park, Isle of Purbeck, Jurassic Coast and Salisbury Plain further enrich and enhance the natural beauty of the local environment. This is a highly desirable area in which to live and work.

The school has a very attractive site with extensive, well-kept grounds. All accommodation is in permanent buildings and each area is equipped to a high standard. The school has an excellent reputation in the local community. Over forty per cent of our pupils and students live in Wiltshire or Dorset and attend the school by parental choice. There are currently seven hundred and fifty pupils on roll in Years 7 to 11 and over two hundred and seventy students in the Sixth Form.

Our motto is: ‘Learning for Life’.

Our purpose is: To prepare pupils for life.

Our aims are:

Learning - To promote the highest standards of learning.

Individuals - To encourage respect for every individual.

Friendship - To foster caring, happy relationships.

Environment - To maintain a safe, pleasant environment.


Key Information

  • We became an Academy on 1 May 2011 with a focus of improving the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and modernising our Science and Technology facilities.
  • The DfE and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate have acknowledged the quality of the school and its achievements and we were honoured to receive a School Achievement Award in recognition of this.
  • Follow this link to read the latest inspection report:
  • Latest communcations from the Headteacher and key documents can be found on the 'Downloads' page


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