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Rotary Young Writer Competition

Rotary Young Writer Competition

There was a total of 169 entries from The Blandford School, Downlands School, Pimperne CE VC School and Dunbury CE Academy in this year’s Young Writer Competition sponsored by Blandford Stour Rotary.  The chief judge Carl Conlon commented that the standard of essays and poetry on the subject of Inspiration was extremely high and that […]

The Family Learning Project - Workshops from EDAS UK

The Family Learning Project – Workshops from EDAS UK

TBS Productions Presents Oliver! tickets ON SALE NOW!

TBS Productions Presents Oliver! tickets ON SALE NOW!

Tickets for the 2019 TBS Production of ‘Oliver!’ being performed at The Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne are ON SALE NOW. Performances will be on Tuesday 16th July, Wednesday 17th July (2 shows, 1pm and 7pm) and Thursday 18th July. Tickets are available to purchase from The Tivoli Theatre website at the link below: Oliver: The […]

Mrs Wilson’s Easter Newsletter

Please click the link below to access Mrs Wilson’s Easter Newsletter: Mrs Wilson’s Easter Newsletter

Non-Uniform Day – Friday 5th April

NON UNIFORM DAY: There will be a non-uniform day at The Blandford School on Friday 5th April. Our Student Forum have decided to use this non-uniform day as a fundraiser for the Weldmar Hospice. The Hospice is the largest independent charity in Dorset that provides end of life care for people throughout the country. For […]

Year 11 Humanities Revision Sessions

YEAR 11 REVISION: The Humanities faculty are running Easter Revision sessions for the following subjects on these dates:   GCSE Geography revision: Tuesday 16th April – 9am – 2.30pm   GCSE History revision: Thursday 18th April – 9.30am – 1pm

Two teams advance into the Fat Face Competition Semi-Finals!

We are delighted to announce that two of our teams entering the Fat Face ‘Fresh Face’ Competition have successfully qualified for the Semi-Finals, after a successful pitch to the panel of Fat Face management.  After winning the competition last year, TBS are hopeful of retaining their title and we’re hoping to see more of our […]

Year 9 Netballer wins South West Championship and qualifies for National competition!

Year 9 Netballer wins South West Championship and qualifies for National competition!

A huge congratulations to Year 9 TBS student Lottie Cleal (pictured below) who has recently won the South West Championship with her Netball club Poole. Lottie will now go on to represent her side at the National Championships held at the Unversity of Worcester Arena on the 25th May. Lottie has been a fantastic ambassador […]

Year 13 Chemists enter International Chemistry Olympiad

Recently, our entire Year 13 Chemistry students were entered into the first round of the International Chemistry Olympiad, a competition that has been running for Upper School students since 1971. Our students did incredibly well to achieve the following results: Darcy Emmet – Silver Meg Davis – Silver Sam Langford – Bronze Lauren Stephenson – […]

Year 11 student becomes NATIONAL boxing champion!

Year 11 student becomes NATIONAL boxing champion!

This past Sunday 24th March, TBS Year 11 Student Mark Benham became a national champion at the England Boxing National Junior Championships in Rotherham (near Sheffield), after winning his bout in the Junior Male Under 66kg category. This means Mark will now represent England for at least in year in competitions. Mark, who trains with […]

Girls Bring Home Silver and Gold Medals from PGL Netball Weekend

Girls Bring Home Silver and Gold Medals from PGL Netball Weekend

Our annual tour to Liddington in Swindon was a great success with our Year 11 team returning with silver medals and our Year 8 team being undefeated all weekend and winning gold. The girls had an amazing time and participated in a variety of Outdoor and Adventurous activities including the zip wire, vertical challenge and […]

House Swimming Gala – New School Records!!!

Congratulations to the following students who are new school record holders after competing in the House Swimming Gala: Year 7 Edward Silk 25m backstroke Josh Fry 25m freestyle Natalie Brushett 25m backstroke   Year 8 Imogen Brewer 25m backstroke   Year 9 Ben Minter  25m freestyle Stephen Quine  25m breaststroke Alicia Fielding 25m freestyle Millie […]

Blandford community ‘Quiz Night’ to raise money for Art faculty a huge success!

The Art Department were stunned with the generosity and support that the Blandford community gave on a very wet and windy night in March, for the Quiz Night hosted at the Royal British Legion . The evening was put together and supported by James Mayo and run by Jackie Vacher, a champion Quiz and Raffle […]

BL2 Bus Route Update

BL2 Bus Route Update

Please click the image below to view the timetable which shows the changes taking place to the BL2 bus line starting on Monday the 25th March. PDF Download  

LIGHT UP POOLE – Official Press Release

Please see below an official press release from Light Up Poole – an Art exhibition our Sixth Form art students were a part of during February Half Term. For a video from the exhibition, please click the following link: https://youtu.be/W_5waQ0wnPk LIGHT UP POOLE www.lightuppoole.co.uk   With as many as 40,000 visitors enjoying three nights of extraordinary […]

TBS attends The Big Bang @ Dorset

TBS attends The Big Bang @ Dorset

All Year 9 students attended the first ever The Big Bang @ Dorset event. They had the opportunity to meet a range of employers from STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) sections and also attend a Science show. The aim was to inspire students to consider their future career aspirations regardless of them being in […]

TBS does parkrun - Saturday 16th March

TBS does parkrun – Saturday 16th March

On the morning of Saturday 19th of March students and staff of The Blandford School took part and volunteered at the Blandford parkrun event. From our 1st timers to our regulars and PB setters, all did brilliantly and it was lovely to see so many of you getting active with your families at the weekend. […]

Year 8 Robotics STEM day

Year 8 Robotics STEM day

On Thursday students from year 8 took part in a robotics STEM day sponsored by Bounemouth University. In pairs they worked together to program a robot to do tasks and in the afternoon battled there robots in a ‘2 minute challenge’. Pupils were commended on their contagious enthusiasm and also for their excellent resilience to […]

Year 7 & 8 County Netball Finals

Having qualified for the County Netball Tournament at Sir David English on Wednesday 13th March by playing some brilliant netball at a wet and windy Leweston last week, the Y7 Netball squad were excited to test themselves against some unfamiliar opposition. A total of 12 school attended the event and were in the first of […]

Year 7 & 8 Netball teams qualify for County Finals!

A HUGE congratulations must go to our Year 7 and 8 Netball teams, who qualified to compete in the County Finals next week after finishing 2nd (Yr 7) and 3rd (Yr 8) in the North Dorset Tournament last night. This is the first time a Year 7 team has qualified in TBS history, and the […]

Caterlink - What's coming up in March?

Caterlink – What’s coming up in March?

 

Year 7 Progress Checks Information Evening Letter

28th February 2019 Dear Parents/Carers As promised, I am writing to remind you that next week your child’s Year 7 Progress Check will be available to you.  This is a snapshot of your child’s approach to their subjects and subsequent progress which has been informed by each your child’s subject teachers.  It includes judgements made […]

TBS come second in recent Netball tournament (write up by students)

In our first game we won with a score of 5-3 against SNHS. We played brilliantly, getting the ball up to our attacking end a number of times. The 5 goals were shot equally between the two shooters of that game- Melissa and Sophie. We hoped our second game would go as well as the […]

Monday 25th Feb – Staff Training Day

A reminder that Monday 25th February is a staff training day at The Blandford School.

TBS Students Past & Present exhibiting work at Poole Festival of Light

Six of our Year 12 Art students are exhibiting work at Poole Lighthouse for the Festival Of Light (‘Light Up Poole’) from the 21st to the 23rd February. The students have been participating in workshops exploring image mapping supported by Arts University Bournemouth. Click here to view a video of former pupil Seren, talking about […]

History Revision Webinars – Year 11 (Letter)

Dear Parents/carers, The History Department is giving Year 11 students the opportunity to attend a series of Revision Webinars, run by Hodder Education and senior examiners at Edexcel, our GCSE exam board. The sessions are designed to increase every student’s chances in their exams, with focused revision of the key content and the exam skills […]

TBS FatFace Competition Winners attend launch of product

TBS FatFace Competition Winners attend launch of product

On Thursday 14th February four TBS students and Textiles teacher Mrs Marsh attended the Winchester FatFace store to witness the launch of their very own t-shirt and bag design, which will launch in 100 stores across the country, including 10 stores in the south and will be available to purchase online. The design, pictured in […]

China Trip Updates

China Trip Updates

[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”37″ gal_title=”TBS Trip to China”] 17th Feb: It was a beautiful, sunny day in Beijing but very cold so a few of the students put their newly found bartering skills into action to buy some warm Chinese hats! We visited Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City in the morning and after another Chinese lunch we […]

Former TBS student nominated in Great British Pantomime Awards

Former TBS student nominated in Great British Pantomime Awards

The Blandford School would like to send their huge congratulations to former student Luke Panchaud, who has been nominated for the ‘Best Newcomer’ award in the Great British Pantomime Awards of 2019. Luke starred as ‘Dandini’ in The Tivoli Theatre’s Christmas pantomime of ‘Cinderella’. Luke left The Blandford School after completing his A-Levels in 2017, […]

Literacy House Competitions

Literacy House Competitions   To expand our vocabulary, this term, we are focusing on Greek and Latin word roots.  In our recent house competition, the following students won 10 points for their house by being the first in their year group to complete a word root bingo card with 3 examples of how these roots […]

Non-Uniform Day (Years 7-10) – 15th February

There will be a non school uniform day is Friday, 15th February for Years 7-10 students. Year 11 students will need to be in uniform due to exams. The Non-Uniform day is in aid of the the school we support in rural Southern India – the Gnana Deepam Matriculation School which is part of the Bethesda […]

TBS Students quality for NATIONAL Championships

TBS Students quality for NATIONAL Championships

TBS wish to say a HUGE well done to Year 13 student Michael (pictured below 1st) and Year 10 student Tom (pictured below 2nd), who have been selected to represent the South West at the English School Cross Country Championships. An incredible well done also to Year 12 student Sam, who has been selected as […]

Year 7 Netball Tournament 13th Feb

It was a great tournament, our first match got us to a great start by winning 6-3. We had some great goals scored by Kiera and Jasmine. After our first match we were determined to get another win. Our second match was against Blandford B Team and turned out to be another great win but […]

TBS in the fog! - Photographs

TBS in the fog! – Photographs

Check out these awesome photos taken by our Design teacher, Mr Dickinson, on a chilly foggy morning at TBS. Great work, Mr D!   Mr Dickinson also co-runs the school’s photography club along with fellow design teacher Mrs Csonka, held on Wednesday’s after school.  

Safer Internet Day

Today is Safer internet Day with the Global theme of ‘Together for a better internet’. Join the conversation and get involved at:   https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2019

Caterlink February Marketing Bulletin

Caterlink February Marketing Bulletin

*URGENT MESSAGE* SCHOOL CLOSURE FRIDAY 1st FEBRUARY DUE TO DCC SCHOOL TRANSPORT CANCELLATION

*URGENT MESSAGE* SCHOOL CLOSURE FRIDAY 1st FEBRUARY DUE TO DCC SCHOOL TRANSPORT CANCELLATION

Dear Parents/Carers,   I regret to advise you that Dorset County Council have made the reluctant decision to cancel transport for all schools across the county tomorrow, due to the Amber Weather Warning issued by the Met Office for snow and ice.  For this reason, we feel that we have no alternative, but to close […]

PARENTS EVENING & AFTER SCHOOL DETENTIONS POSTPONED – THE SCHOOL WILL CLOSE AT 4pm.

Dear Parent/Carer   We have been monitoring the MetOffice weather warnings, and in view of the predicted poor weather from 4pm this evening, we have made the difficult decision to close the school at 4pm.   We apologise to Year 9 parents who will have made arrangements to attend Parents’ Evening.  Parents’ Evening will now […]

TBS parkrun postponed this weekend

The planned TBS does parkrun scheduled for this Saturday 2nd February has been cancelled, a new date will be released shortly.

Caterlink Upcoming Special Menu's

Caterlink Upcoming Special Menu’s

Check out some of Caterlink’s upcoming Special Menu’s, to be served in The Kitchen across the coming few weeks:

House Badminton

Throughout this week students from all year groups have been/will be taking part in a House Badminton competition. Taking place at lunchtimes across the week (schedule and results below), teams are formed of 6 girls and 6 boys from each house, except Years 10 and 11 who have 3 girls and boys from each year […]

Image Mapping Workshop delivered by Bournemouth University

Image Mapping Workshop delivered by Bournemouth University

This Wednesday I took part in a workshop put on by Bournemouth University to teach a group of GCSE and A level art students how to use an image mapping software. Around 16 students from different year groups were involved in this session. This is in preparation for participation for the Light up Poole event […]

Year 10 Geography Trip to Bristol (Letter)

Download Letter Here Dear Parents / Carers,   We are planning a field visit to Bristol city centre in order to complete the compulsory fieldwork requirement of the GCSE Geography Edexcel course. The visit is essential to enable students to collect the primary data needed to complete their field studies preparation and subsequent examination come […]

Three TBS students represent Dorset at South West Cross Country Championships

Three TBS students represent Dorset at South West Cross Country Championships

A huge well done and congratulations to students Michael (Year 13), Tom (Year 10) and Jay (Year 9) (all pictured below) who have recently represented Dorset at the South West Championships recently. All students were said to have performed well – congratulations!  

Celebrating Success: Presentation Evening

Celebrating Success: Presentation Evening

On the evening of Thursday 20th December staff, the local community, parents and students past and present attended The Blandford School’s annual Presentation Evening, celebrating the record breaking success in the last academic year. Prizes were awarded for academic progress, academic excellence and to those who have shown excellent commitment and talent within the local […]

TONIGHT’S GCSE ART MEETING IS CANCELLED

Tonight’s meeting regarding the GCSE Art examination paper has unfortunately had to be postponed due to staff illness. Details of a new date will be sent as soon as possible. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Parent/Carer Letter 21st December 2018

21 December 2018 Dear Parents/Carers As we close for the Christmas and New Year break, I wanted to take the opportunity to update you on recent school matters. In the last few weeks, the national picture for school performance has been released and has allowed us to reflect on our summer results in comparison to […]

NO FURTHER ART SESSIONS ON SATURDAYS THIS TERM

Please be aware that there are no further Saturday art sessions running this term.

Multiple awards for Year 10 student representing the Dorset Ladies Cricket

Multiple awards for Year 10 student representing the Dorset Ladies Cricket

Congratulations to Year 10 student Mollie for winning a number of awards at the recent Dorset Ladies cricket awards.                 Among other awards Mollie won were U15 player of the season and Batter of the Season across all age groups. Mollie’s total of 436 runs scored put her […]

Non-Uniform Day – Fri 14th December

We have scheduled in a Non-Uniform day for Friday 14th December. This will be a ‘Christmas Jumper Day’, with all donations raised going to MIND – the mental health charity. Christmas jumpers are optional – but a lot of fun! https://www.mind.org.uk/