Twynham School

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Twynham School
Motto "Ut Prosim" - "That I may serve"
Type Academy
Headmaster Jy Taylor
Location Sopers Lane
BH23 1JF
50°44′00″N 1°46′58″W / 50.73340°N 1.78291°W / 50.73340; -1.78291Coordinates: 50°44′00″N 1°46′58″W / 50.73340°N 1.78291°W / 50.73340; -1.78291
DfE URN 136649 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1,700
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18

Twynham School (formerly Twynham Comprehensive School) is a secondary school in Christchurch, Dorset, England and has a school roll of approximately 1,700 students in years 7 to 13 (ages 11 to 18). It has Leading Edge, Training School and Academy Statuses. Twynham is also linked to the Grange Secondary school as they are both a part of Twynham learning. The school is about 0.5 km (0.3 miles) from the town centre.

Twynham primary school was added in 2015

Children from many different primary schools across Dorset attend Twynham, the main feeder schools being Christchurch Junior School, Stourfield Junior School, The Priory CoE School, St Katherine's CoE school, Burton CoE, Sopley School, and many more

School history[edit]

The school opened in 1930 as a senior school, later becoming a secondary modern school and finally a comprehensive in 1969. The school doubled in size during the 1990s and is one of the largest schools in Dorset.[1] Previously holding Technology College and Music College status, In May 2011 Twynham converted into an academy. In 2017, Jy Taylor took over from Dr Terry Fish as Headmaster.


The school has 11 science labs. The technology block has two cookery rooms, one textiles room, three resistant material rooms and one graphics room, in addition to an IT room. Each student is required to take a technology subject at GCSE level. In addition, there is also an English Block, Maths Block, Drama Block, Music & Arts block and the main hall, sports hall, changing facilities and the main block with ordinary classrooms.

ICT at Twynham[edit]

Twynham has nine computer rooms and offers two courses at GCSE level:

Extra curricular activities[edit]

Extra curricular activities include sports, music and drama.

Notable former pupils[edit]


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