AN ‘unsafe’ Christian school has been criticised in a damning report by the education watchdog.

Bournemouth Christian School is set to close its doors for good after Ofsted inspectors gave it an inadequate rating. 

Inspectors visiting in April found the school to be operating through a “Christian worldview” where Biblical interpretation was taught “as fact”.

The school’s curriculum was also slammed for not being “balanced” and “factually accurate” with its focus on America not preparing students well for “life in modern Britain”.

Bournemouth Christian School, at 29-35 Wimborne Road, is an independent school attended by 23 pupils between the ages of three and 18.

Fees for day pupils range between £4,800 to £7,200 annually.

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Christian School is located at 29-35 Wimborne RoadBournemouth Christian School is located at 29-35 Wimborne Road (Image: NQ)

However, Ofsted Inspectors found there were some pupils who had “not attended school for long periods of time”.

Furthermore, school leaders did not “routinely check on the welfare” of these children.

It was also noted that due to the lack of safeguarding arrangements in place, pupils were “at serious risk of harm”.

The Ofsted report reads: “The proprietor has not ensured that an up-to-date ‘prevent’ and radicalisation policy is in place.

“Leaders have not ensured that all staff understand and record their concerns about pupils’ physical and emotional safety.

“Leaders have not ensured that members of staff are trained to support pupils with potentially life-threatening medical conditions.

“They have not ensured that there are sufficient measures in place to make sure that pupils cannot leave the school building without staff’s knowledge.”

Inspectors also found that pupils with special educational needs and disabilities “do not learn well” as “teachers do not provide the support these pupils require”.

The Daily Echo has seen a letter which was sent to parents by the school’s proprietors Graham and Cheryl Hill on Tuesday, July 4.

It announces that the school will be closing at the end of the summer term in August ‘in light of the report’.

Management and governors at the school are understood to be in touch with BCP Council to find new schools and settings for its pupils.

The Daily Echo has contacted the school and BCP Council for comment and is awaiting a response from both.