Bus Timetables

Bus Timetables

We have been advised that bus timetables will be available on Damory’s web-site by close of business on Friday, 1 September  https://www.damory.co.uk/timetables/schools/ Dorset County Council have advised that not all bus passes have yet been issued – hopefully these will be available very shortly.  Any student needing a temporary bus pass should speak with the […]

Year 11 students at The Blandford School continue to perform in-line with national standards

Year 11 students at The Blandford School continue to perform in-line with national standards

Students at The Blandford School have been gathering this morning to collect their examination results and the school is pleased to report that results remain in-line with national standards. Headteacher, Mrs Sally Wilson is very proud of the year group, “I am delighted for our students who have worked extremely hard in a year which […]

Issue of Bus Passes for the 2017/18 Academic Year

Dorset County Council have advised that they hope to have issued all bus passes by 21st August.  Passes will be sent to students’ home addresses. Please contact the school if you have not received a bus pass for your child by 25th August and we will make arrangements to issue a temporary pass.

BLANDFORD YOUTH AND COMMUNITY CENTRE

Governors of The Blandford School are pleased to confirm an offer has been made to the Blandford Youth Centre Management Board, to allow for the premises formerly occupied by Blandford Youth Centre to be used for the new Blandford Youth and Community Centre. “We are so pleased to be able to make this offer to […]

SFC Promotion

SFC Promotion

The Blandford School would like to congratulate Shaftesbury Football Club on their promotion to the Wessex Premier League. After an already successful season reaching the 2nd round proper of the FA Vase Trophy, and reaching the semi finals of the Wessex League Cup, Shaftesbury finally confirmed their promotion, beating Tadley Caleva 3-2. Shaftesbury Town Football […]

Blandford Food Bank 'Free Cookery Course'

Blandford Food Bank ‘Free Cookery Course’

Please see the poster below detailing information from Blandford Food Bank about a free cookery course that is starting on the 3rd May 2017.  

Into The Woods tickets ON SALE NOW

Into The Woods tickets ON SALE NOW

We are delighted to announce that tickets for this year’s school production of ‘Into The Woods’ are on sale now. These are available to purchase on The Tivoli Theatre’s website, or by calling them on 01202 885 566.  

Solar Panels Statistics & Information Now Available Online

Solar Panels Statistics & Information Now Available Online

The Blandford School are delighted to be able to bring you the latest information regarding the benefit of the solar panels that were installed at the school last year. If you follow the link below, it will give you the latest information on the carbon dioxide savings, the money that has been earned from using them […]

Find us on Social Media!

In recent weeks we have increased our presence on social media to keep everyone up to date with the latest news. You can find us on Twitter by searching @blandfordschool, and on Facebook at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/theblandfordschool/ All of our updates will still be posted on our website alongside our social medias.

Student Band 'Waiting For Earthquakes'

The Blandford School’s Band Bash Success

On Friday 10th February, The Blandford School hosted ‘Amplify’, a night which featured performers ranging from Year 10 through to Year 13. The event was entirely organised by Year 13 music students as part of their BTEC music course. With 137 tickets sold, the night was heralded a great success for the school.   The […]

February Newsletter Now Available!

The February edition of our newsletter is now available on our website. On the homepage, simply click on “Our Newsletter” and you will be directed to it. If you would like a printed copy, please come to The Blandford School reception.

Year 8 Parents’ Evening Reminder

A reminder that Year 8 parents evening will be held on Thursday 2nd March from 5:00-7.30pm. Please use this opportunity to gain valuable feedback about your son/daughter’s progress and how school and home can work together to ensure your child can make the best of this important 2nd year on their 5 year journey towards their GCSE’s. […]

BU Aspire Revision Resources

BU Aspire Revision Resources

Please see the links below for useful advice on revision in large groups and revision for parents from Bournemouth Universities Aspire team. Revision Skills for Parents Revision Skills for Large Groups

NHS CONSULTATION – DORSET CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUP

Please see information attached on a consultation in respect of the future of the NHS in Dorset. NHS CONSULTATION DORSET

Youth Centre Update

Statement from Governors: The Governors of The Blandford School met today to hear the presentations by the groups seeking to provide youth services for Blandford and surrounding villages.  A decision has been reached, and this will forwarded to the organisations as soon as possible to in order benefit the young people and our area.  The […]

Revision Skills Session with Bournemouth University

Revision Skills Session with Bournemouth University

On the 23rd and 24th January The Blandford School teamed up with Bournemouth Universities BU Aspire programme to deliver a revision skills session for all Year 10 and Year 11 students and a session after school for their parents. The booklet of resources from the session can be found using the link below… Revision session […]

Treads Launch Girls Programme

Treads Launch Girls Programme

Key Stage 4 Options Launched with Year 9 Students

The Blandford School have recently launched the Key Stage 4 options for Year 9 Students. We have added an updated guide and information booklet and a Powerpoint presentation briefing parents on the KS4 options. These can be found on our curriculum page under Key Stage 4. Please click here to be taken to this page.

Year 9 & 10 Textiles Students Attend Launch of 'Fat Face' Project

Year 9 & 10 Textiles Students Attend Launch of ‘Fat Face’ Project

A group of year 9 and 10 technology students travelled to Southampton yesterday to take part in the new project open to approximately 150 students from various schools in the South. The project is designed to develop students’ entrepreneurial spirit, get them thinking like a business and encourage them to work together as a team. […]

Dorset Community Foundation - Lord Lieutenant's Fund for Young & Talented

Dorset Community Foundation – Lord Lieutenant’s Fund for Young & Talented

Please see the information below from the Dorset Community Foundation regarding applications for the Lord Lieutenant’s Fund for Young and Talented. Lord-Lieutenant’s Fund for Young and Talented – Opens for Applications to Support Talented Sports Stars The Lord-Lieutenant’s Fund for Young and Talented, set up and managed by local charity Dorset Community Foundation, is opening […]

Information about Child Work Permits

Please see below for information supplied by Dorset County Council regarding child work permits. This information can also be downloaded from our ‘Information For Parents’ page. CHILD WORK PERMITS School holidays are a time when young people may be searching for a part time job or perhaps have already found one. Part time work can be beneficial […]

Youth Centre – Statement from Governors of The Blandford School

Governors of The Blandford School have shortlisted two organisations to present their proposals for the running of the premises formerly occupied by Blandford Youth Centre. Governors aim to have presentations completed by the end of January, and will update the community further as soon as possible.

Youth Centre Update

Please see attached statement relating to the future use of the premises formerly occupied by Blandford Youth Centre. Governors’ Statement  

IMPORTANT INFORMATION RELATING TO SITE ACCESS

Please see the attached letter regarding access to the school site from January 2017. Site Access Arrangements

AFC Bournemouth Premier League Kicks Programmes

AFC Bournemouth Premier League Kicks Programmes

AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust are running their successful Premier League Kicks and Premier League Girls programmes at The Blandford School on Saturday evenings.  More information is shown on below.

The Blandford School Gains Champion School Status from the National Citizen Services Trust

The Blandford School has been awarded Champion School Status from the National Citizen Services Trust (NCS) in recognition of the support and encouragement the school provides in enabling young people to find out about and access the NCS programme. NCS is the largest and fastest growing youth movement across the UK.  It enables young people […]

Christmas Lunch

Catering Academy’s annual Christmas Lunch for students and staff will take place on Wednesday, 7 December.  Please speak to the catering staff should you need any additional information on this year’s menu.

The Blandford School PCA Trip to NYC

The Blandford School PCA Trip to NYC

37 Students and 4 members of staff from the Performing and Creative Arts department at The Blandford School recently travelled to New York for a jam-packed week of once in a lifetime experiences and opportunities in The Arts. On the morning of Day 1 in NYC TBS students found themselves at the home of Martha […]

Information Letter – The Stour Trust.

Please click on the link below to see a letter regarding The Stour Trust. The Stour Trust – Letter to Parents November 2016

Sixth Form Open Evening

Sixth Form Open Evening

Results and Fixtures – 7th November 2016

Results: Year 9 Netball team qualified for county tournament by reaching the final of North Dorset School Tournament Year 10 Rugby won against Clayesmore School B Team  48-0 Year 9 Rugby won against The Gryphon School 15-7 Year 10 Netball lost to Gilingham School Yearr 11 Netball won against Gillingham School Fixtures: Tuesday 8th November […]

Celebrating Exceptional Performances in PE.

Celebrating Exceptional Performances in PE.

Blandford Commemorates the Somme.

Blandford Commemorates the Somme.

2016 marks the centenary of one of the bloodiest conflicts in history, the Battle of the Somme (July 1st –November 18th).  By its end, over 1,200,000 men of the British and Commonwealth, French, and German forces had perished or were reported missing; and many, many more went home with such terrible mental and physical wounds […]

TBS Recognised for the Exceptionally High Quality of our Sports Facilities

TBS Recognised for the Exceptionally High Quality of our Sports Facilities

ONE SCHOOL’S SECRETS TO PERFECT ARTIFICIAL GRASS MAINTENANCE  In November 2014, TigerTurf provided a full-size artificial grass pitch for The Blandford School in rural Dorset. Two years on, the pitch still looks (and plays) as good as it did the day the installation was completed. We spoke to Liz Bishopp, the school’s Business Manager, to […]

Sixth Form Student Raising Money and Awareness for a Great Cause.

Sixth Form Student Raising Money and Awareness for a Great Cause.

I am cutting off 30cm of my long blonde hair for The Little Princess Trust (www.littleprincesses.org.uk) which receives locks of hair from men, women and children all over the United Kingdom. They turn these locks into wigs and with money raised by people all over Britain, they can give children who have lost their hair […]

Consultation on Dorset Admissions Arrangements 2018/19 and School Transport 2017/18

Dorset Local Authority is consulting on its admission arrangements for 2018/2019 and School Transport policies for 2017/2018.  For details of the consultation,  please click on the link https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/school-admissions-policies All schools are should make reference to the consultation in their next available newsletter and on their websites to ensure that parents have an opportunity to comment […]

Results and Fixtures – 17th October 2016

Results: Netball: Year 10/11 competed at the County Netball tournament at Budmouth College, Weymouth. They won 2 of their games and lost two of their games, finishing 5th in the County for their age group! Rugby: Year 9 Rugby lost to Shaftesbury School 21-20 in a closely contested game. Player of the Match was Josh […]

The Jenny Barrett Deaf Child Achievement Award

The Jenny Barrett Deaf Child Achievement Award

Ethan Drewett a Year 8 student was recently nominated for The Jenny Barrett, Senior Deaf Child Achievement Award 2016. The Jenny Barrett Deaf Child Achievement Award is split into two categories, Junior and Senior. Junior is for any child up to the age of 11 years old and Senior is for 12 to 18 year […]

SSCT Parents Online Safety Newsletter Autumn 2016

Please find below a link to the latest SSCT Parents Online Safety Newsletter. This contains information about InternetMatters, ParentPort and the NSPCC Online Safety Helpline and also a short article about PokemonGo. SSCT Parents Online Safety Newsletter Autumn 2016

School Direct Training Programme

Our partner in teacher training, Queen Elizabeth’s School, has been contacted by the National College for Teaching and Learning and they have been offered an allocation of 28 places for teacher training for academic year 2017-2018. They now have spaces for Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography, History, Maths, English, Religious Education, Design Technology, Art, Music, Drama, […]

Junior Football Leaders Course

Junior Football Leaders Course is being held at The Blandford School on  Wednesday 26th October 2016. Time: 10am – 5pm Cost: £35.00 Course Pre-requisites: Be at least 12 years of age Full information about the course – https://eventspace.thefa.com/dorsetfa/participant/arrangement.aspx?id=172829#regform  

Results and Fixtures – 10th October 2016

Results: Year 7,8,9,10 & 11 played Netball at Gillingham School. Years 7,9 & 11 won and Years 8 & 10 lost. Rugby at Clayesmore School. Year 9 won  20-5 and Year 11 38-7 both beat Clayesmore.   Fixtures: Wednesday 12th October – Year 9 Rugby v Shaftesbury at home. Thursday 13th October  _ Year 7/8 Rugby V […]

Homeslider 5 - Event

Homeslider 5 – Event

Homeslider 6 - Music

Homeslider 6 – Music

Homeslider 7 - Sixth Form

Homeslider 7 – Sixth Form

Homeslider 8 - School Grounds

Homeslider 8 – School Grounds

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Results and Fixtures – 3rd October 2016

Results: Year 7 Rugby Team lost to Shaftesbury School. Player of the Match – Jaedon Wynter   U16 Netball Team were the only state school to qualify for the County Netball competition – They will be competing on Thursday 13th October in Weymouth at the County Event. They recorded wins against Clayesmore, St Mary’s, Leweston, […]

U16 Netballers Make County Finals

U16 Netballers Make County Finals

Our Under 16 netball squad travelled to St Mary’s school in Shaftesbury for their North Dorset tournament. They recorded fantastic wins against Clayesmore, St Mary’s, Leweston, Gillingham and Sturminster Newton. These results mean that they now move on to the County Finals that are taking place next week at Budmouth College. This squad of girls […]

Mr John Paulley MBE Charity Morning