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Portchester School, or Portchester Sports College, is a specialist sports secondary school in Bournemouth, England, for boys aged 11–16. The school was located on Portchester Road but was knocked down and moved to a new site in Harewood Avenue. Portchester school's motto is "Labour Omnia Vincit"
In the School there are five English rooms, seven science rooms, five IT rooms, three MFL rooms, five humanities rooms, five maths rooms and two music rooms, amongst others. The school has also two drama studios, two halls, a library, sports lab, science lab,a fully equipped gym, sports hall and music studio. There are outdoor tennis and basketball courts. There is also a student support centre known as SSC.
The headmaster is Chris (Christopher) Brady, the deputy head is Mr Len Idle alongside Paul Pearce, Mike Winkworth, Gina Noble (who recently left to have her second baby). The Senior Leadership Team is Rod Clayton, Andy Weeks and Christine Harrison.
Subjects taught at the school:Art, Food Tech,Spanish, Asdan Cope,[clarification needed]French, Religious Studies(RE),History, ICT,Physical Education, Geography,Maths, Drama, Music,Science, Business Studies,Wood Tech, Electronicsand others.
All boys must wear black trousers, light blue shirt, school tie, dark blue school jumper, black shoes. Boys are not allowed to wear any jewellery including rings, piercings or necklaces. Trainers, outside coats, hats, or 'hoodies' are not to be worn inside the school building.
The school opened in January 1940 in the building previously used by Bournemouth School which had been built in 1901. The school took its name from the site's address along Portchester Road and has always been a boys-only school. It would later become a secondary modern school and moved to the present site along Harewood Avenue at Littledown in 1975 next the sister school, Avonbourne, although the Portchester Road building was also used until 1989. Fenwick Court is now on the site and is named after Dr Fenwick who was the first headmaster of Bournemouth School. Additions have been added to Portchester in recent years and it shares a sports hall with Avonbourne. Also recently, student Tom Clark became a Guinness world record holder for rowing.
The school has plans for a new tented-like sports hall to increase school capacity and also a new state of the art school and community learning centre which will house Asdan cope,WKS and SSC