Message from the Head

I am delighted to introduce you to The Blandford School a popular comprehensive school educating young people between the ages of 11-18. Our catchment area is wide and covers villages surrounding Blandford Forum as well as the town itself. Increasingly students from outside our traditional catchment area are applying to join us, this includes post 16 students who are attracted by our new facilities and the breadth of our curriculum as well as the high standards achieved by students across a variety of subjects.

The last decade has been an extremely exciting journey for the school. The reorganisation of schools in the Blandford area and the subsequent £13 million building project has resulted in fabulous ‘state of the art’ facilities which are the envy of other secondary schools. I am delighted young people in the area now have a school to be really proud of and one which will, without doubt, impact positively on achievement.

Whether students are aiming for a top university, a rewarding trade or an alternative career we will do all we can to make this possible. My team here are dedicated, focused professionals who are determined students achieve their potential or beyond.

If you are considering joining the school please do take the opportunity to join us for a tour, you will see first hand the very positive learning underway every hour of every day. As you walk down the corridors and spend some time in lessons you will see students enjoying their learning, growing in confidence, insight and ambition. Students will welcome you politely, show you respect (we are a Rights Respecting School) and speak warmly about their educational experience, an experience which encourages them to gain independence through endless opportunities.

In conclusion, I am very proud to be Headteacher here. I am always keen to hear your views on any aspect of school life, please do not hesitate to contact me at anytime.

Sally Wilson