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

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 went to the Summer palace in […]

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/  

The Blandford School – Statement

Following the recent press release by Dorset Police regarding a burglary at The Blandford School, we wanted to reassure all parents and students that their safety on site is of paramount importance. The incident in question occurred after school hours, when students were already off site. Had it occurred at a time when any school […]

TBS DesignTeacher to appear on Channel 4 this Thursday!

TBS DesignTeacher to appear on Channel 4 this Thursday!

TBS Design teacher Miss Channon will be appearing on TV this Thursday, 6th December on Channel 4 at 5pm, after entering a Christmas stocking competition. Miss Channon (pictured below, 1st on the left) was actually head-hunted for the show, after the producers saw the stockings on her Etsy shop. The film crew even came to […]

DPCC Newsletter Autumn 2018

Please click the link below to download the newsletter of the Dorset Parent-Carer Council working for the parents and carers of children and young people in Dorset with additional needs or disability: DPCC Newsletter Autumn 2018 Banding Information Leaflet Local Offer Leaflet

The Blandford School Christmas Lunch Menu

The Blandford School Christmas Lunch Menu

This year’s festive lunch menu will be served on Thursday 13th December.

Upcoming Community Kitchen Dates

7th December: Community Kitchen Homemade Christmas. A day primarily for parents/carers to come together to make decorations, stocking fillers, and cards.  At the end of the day each guest will take home a their own Christmas box.  We will also be providing a hot lunch and refreshments throughout the day. A supervised creche for pre-schooler […]

PE Lessons over the winter months

As the weather inevitably deteriorates for the winter, we ask parents and carers to encourage students to pack suitably for PE lessons. A number of students continue to wear shorts and thin polo tops as their PE kit which, whilst fine in the summer months, do not provide much protection in the colder months of […]

DORSET SCHOOL ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS CONSULTATION – 2020/2021

Dorset are running the annual consultation on the School Admission Arrangements for 2020/2021 with effect from Monday 12th November 2018 to Friday 21st December 2018. Details of the consultation will be available to view at https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/education-and-training/education-and-training.aspx?folderIds=5377,43802 from 9am on Monday 12th November 2018. Responses must be submitted either in writing to School Admissions Team, Dorset […]

Saturday Art Sessions – Important Notice

Please note that the final Saturday Art session held between now and Christmas will be on Saturday 8th December only.

Reminder: Bovington Tank Museum Trip

All Year 9 students from The Blandford School will be heading out to The Bovington Tank Museum next Monday 26th (for students  9R) and Thursday 29th (for students in 9L). Please ensure that all permission slips are returned by tomorrow, Friday 23rd.

Year 10 students deliver huge TBS donation to local Foodbank.

Year 10 students deliver huge TBS donation to local Foodbank.

Year 10 students Nathan and Sam are pictured below, delivering The Blandford School donation to the Foodbank at the Methodist Church in town. The organisers of the Foodbank were extremely grateful for this generous donation of food, particularly as the weather gets colder and winter approaches. The house competition results were Montfort 1st Beaumont 2nd Lacy […]

TBS does 'parkrun'

TBS does ‘parkrun’

On Saturday 10th November The Blandford School had at least 35 students and staff take part in the Blandford parkrun event. Numbers included a number of school governors and parents. Some students are already regulars but a good few had completed for their first time! A huge well done and thank you to all that […]

Halloween Horror Reading Event a Thrilling Success!

Halloween Horror Reading Event a Thrilling Success!

Students and parents were treated to an evening of spooky fun at our first ever Halloween Horror reading event.  Screams echoed throughout the corridors as visitors completed our spine-chilling book hunt (made particularly frightening through the scare-tactics of Mr Tovey, Mrs Gibb, Evren Eren, Billy Hitchcock, Talitha Fisher and Ellen Wyldes). Down in the library, […]

Year 10 student represents Dorset Schools Football Team

Congratulations to Year 10 student Mollie Joyce, who recently represented the Dorset Schools football team in a thrilling 4-3 victory over Sussex County. Well done, Mollie!

YMCA Sleep Easy Event for Sixth Form Students

22 students and 5 staff are set to be sleeping rough at The Blandford School in order to raise funds to support the work the YMCA do to support homeless people. Students will be creating their own shelters for the evening out of cardboard boxes, and braving whatever weather stands before them. If you would […]

Year 7 Geography Field Trip Letter

Dear Parents / Carers,   We are planning a field trip into Blandford town centre to investigate land use in the town.  The visit will last approximately 2 hours to include time for the students to be walked down to the sites, to complete the fieldwork and to return to school. The dates of the […]

TBS Student scores as Dorset U14's win 6-0!

TBS Student scores as Dorset U14’s win 6-0!

A massive congratulations to all the girls involved in the 6-0 win for Dorset U14’s vs Devon last night, but a particular well done to our own Year 9 student Jaz who scored one of the goals!

Sixth Form Open Evening - 29th November 2018

Sixth Form Open Evening – 29th November 2018

Halloween Horror! Event at TBS

Halloween Horror! Event at TBS

Year 13 student becomes National Taekwondo Champion!

Year 13 student becomes National Taekwondo Champion!

On Saturday 27th October Year 13 student Billy Hitchcock travelled to the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield to compete in the National Championships held by British Taekwondo. Entering in the <59kg U18 category against 5 other competitors, Billy was given a bye into the Semi-Finals. Winning that by a round 1 knockout, Billy advanced […]

Amazon Smile - Special Offer

Amazon Smile – Special Offer

Amazon’s initiative – Amazon Smile, has allowed Amazon to donate over $100,000,000 to participating charities around the world. As a particpating charity (Friends of The Blandford School), Amazon have let us know that until the 2nd November, Amazon are celebrating the milestone by donating 10 times the regular amount until this date (5%). To sign […]

IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSAGE: Bikes & Scooters

Dear Parents/Carers   We are receiving an increasing number of concerns regarding unsafe riding of scooters and bicycles from members of the public.   Specifically, these relate to students who are riding against the flow of oncoming traffic, and riding across roads without stopping to check that it is safe to do so.   If […]

Oliver Auditions THIS WEEK!

Oliver Auditions THIS WEEK!

Changes to Bl3 & Bl4 Bus Timetables

Changes to Bl3 & Bl4 Bus Timetables

Please click the images below to view the changes to the BL3 & BL4 bus timetables. The Bl3 changes will take effect after half term, and the BL4 changes will take effect on November 5th.

Caterlink November Bulletin

Caterlink November Bulletin