CELEBRATIONS are under way at Bournemouth School for Girls as it marks its 100th anniversary.

Catering staff at the top grammar school were given the mammoth task of baking a birthday cake for the occasion.

And they came up trumps, producing enough cake for all 1,200 pupils and staff to enjoy a slice after a special anniversary assembly.

The school opened its doors on January 30 1918 in buildings which now form part of the Bournemouth and Poole College's Lansdowne site.

It moved to its current site at Castle Gate Close in 1961.

A number of events have been planned to celebrate the centenary year, the biggest of which will be a reunion afternoon tea on Saturday July 14.

Tickets, costing £10 each, will be limited to 500 so anyone interested is urged to snap them up on the school's website.

There will also be a special netball rally on March 3 and a centenary ball on March 10.

Mr Brien told the Daily Echo: "I think the great thing about BSG is the enormous range of opportunities we are able to offer girls, in addition to providing top class teaching.

"The centenary marks a wonderful opportunity to reflect on a great tradition of girls' education in the town."