Twynham School

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 part of the Twynham Learning Multi-Academy Trust, comprising six primary and secondary schools local to Christchurch.

School history

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. 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 not required to take a technology subject at GCSE level. 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. There is also a language block.

ICT at Twynham

Twynham has nine computer rooms and offers two courses at GCSE level:
  • Computing (Software Development (mainly in Visual Basic))
  • European Computer Driving Licence from 2014-2017

    They also offer a BTEC in Creative Digital Media.

    Extra curricular activities

    Extra curricular activities include sports, music and drama.

    Notable former pupils

  • Jamie Redknapp, pundit and retired footballer
  • Neil Moss, coach and retired footballer
  • Scott Mitchell, World Darts Champion
  • Sam Hughes, Entrepreneur, Film Director