Bourne Abbey Church of England Academy

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Bourne Abbey Church of England Primary Academy
Established 1877
Type Academy
Religion Church of England
Headteacher Mrs C A Edwards MA, FRSA
Chair of Governors Mr J Kirkman
Location Abbey Road
PE10 9EP
Students 628 pupils
Gender Coeducational
Ages 4–11

Coordinates: 52°46′01″N 0°22′09″W / 52.76707°N 0.3692°W / 52.76707; -0.3692 (Bourne Abbey C of E School) Bourne Abbey Church of England Primary Academy is in Abbey Road, Bourne, Lincolnshire, England. It has a roll of 628 pupils.[1]


Originally opened in 1877 as Star Lane Board School the original building was two schoolrooms and an attached schoolmaster's house. These buildings form the core of the present school, facing onto Abbey Road. In the 20th century it became known as Bourne Council Junior School when the responsibility of school boards was assumed by local councils, and later as Bourne County Primary School.[2]

Following the expansion of the town in the 1960s and the opening of a new primary school in the west of the town, this school became Abbey Road Primary School.[2]

In 1995 the school was the first primary school to opt out of county status and become Grant Maintained, becoming Bourne Abbey Primary School. It was one of the first schools to introduce on-site nursery education under the same funding.[3][4]

By 2000 it had become a Church of England maintained school, Bourne Abbey Church of England Primary School.[5][6][7]

Today, the school is an academy.


  1. ^ "offstead record". 
  2. ^ a b Birkbeck, J D (1973). History of Bourne. Abbey road, Bourne: Lanes. 
  3. ^ Stamford Mercury, 7 January 1995, P 1
  4. ^ Stamford Mercury, 31 March 1995, P 3
  5. ^ "Diocesan information". 
  6. ^ Needle, Rex. THE BOURNE CHRONICLE. Bourne Civic Society. 
  7. ^ Needle, Rex. A PORTRAIT OF BOURNE on CD-ROM. 

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