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Blandford School Sixth Form Students Take the Lead for Primary Tag Rugby Festival

Blandford School Sixth Form Students Take the Lead for Primary Tag Rugby Festival

As part of their Level 2 Sports Leader Award students from The Blandford School ‘Sixth Form’ delivered a Tag Rugby Festival to local Primary School children. Budding rugby stars from Milldown, Pimperne and Durweston received an hour of coaching from the Year 12 leaders. After this they played some friendly games against teams from the […]

'Friends of The Blandford School' charity now available to support through Amazon Smile

‘Friends of The Blandford School’ charity now available to support through Amazon Smile

The Friends of The Blandford School charity is now available to support through Amazon’s ‘Amazon Smile’ programme. AmazonSmile is a ‘simple and automatic way for you to support a charity of your choice every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.co.uk, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and […]

Year 10 Parents’ Information Evening Powerpoint

Please find the download link to the Powerpoint presentation shown on Year 10 Parents’ Information Evening held last Thursday 11th October 2018.   DOWNLOAD LINK: Year 10 Parents’ Information Evening Powerpoint

TBS student to represent Dorset after successful football trials

The Blandford School would like to send their huge congratulations to Year 9 student Jazmine Andrews, who has been selected to represent the Dorset U14 girls football team to play Devon in early November. Jazmine received the call up after impressing in a trial – well done!

House Cross Country Success!

House Cross Country Success!

On Wednesday 3rd October over four hundred students and staff gathered on the field at lunchtime to take part in The Blandford School’s annual House Cross Country competition. Showcasing a range of different colours to highlight the support of their house, students were awarded 1 house point for each member to complete the near 1 […]

The 2019 Blandford School production is...

The 2019 Blandford School production is…

OLIVER! The Blandford School is excited to announce that the July 2019 School Production will be…OLIVER! Oliver! the musical is an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel about a young orphan named Oliver Twist, who falls in with a group of street-urchin pickpockets led by the Artful Dodger and masterminded by the criminal Fagin. Please see […]

Halloween Horror! Event at TBS

Halloween Horror! Event at TBS

Spectacular Sporting September for Year 10 Student!

Spectacular Sporting September for Year 10 Student!

Many congratulations must go to Year 10 student Nathan Wood, who has not only been selected for the England Bowls Youth Academy, but has also won the Dorset U16’s bowls championships and been forwarded to a second trial for the county football team. Nathan’s superb September began on the weekend of the 8th September, where […]

The Blandford School Lower School Awards Evening 2018

The Blandford School Lower School Awards Evening 2018

On Monday 24th September 2018 The Blandford School opened it’s doors to parents, carers and students to celebrate at the annual Lower School Awards evening. The Lower School Awards evening is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the hard work and achievement of students in Years 7, 8 and 9. The evening which saw over […]

Year 9 students receive County call ups!

A huge congratulations must go to Year 9 students Oliver & Logan who have both made it through two trials to be selected for the Dorset U14 County football team. This is a fantastic achievement for the two boys, both of whom are on the books of the Yeovil Town FC Academy. Congratulations!

Year 12 Parents’ Information Evening

Year 12 Parents’ Information Evening Wednesday 12th September 2018 6:00 – 7:00pm The Well   Dear parents/carers I was delighted to be able to welcome your child into The Blandford School Sixth Form last week. Although they have only been in school for four days the year 12 students have made a great impression on […]

Trinity College London Musical Theatre in Production FULL REPORT from Evita

Trinity College London. Musical Theatre in Production (EVITA) Grade 7 The Blandford School 19th July 2018   Marks Awarded Group Dynamic This was an impressive production which successfully engaged the energy and commitment of its young cast. The meticulously timed ensemble scenes were consistently atmospheric and successfully conveyed the optimism, ambition and ultimate betrayal at […]

Introducing the new Head Boy & Head Girl

We would like to introduce ourselves. I am Ben Knight and this is Alice McNab.  We were appointed Head Boy and Girl in July and are really looking forward to representing the students and leading the new Student Forum. Ben: ‘Both of us have different experiences here, I joined TBS at the start of year […]

Caterlink Menu & Bulletin

Caterlink are a  leading independently owned caterer focusing solely on the State education sector across the UK in Secondary, Primary, College and 6th Forms. Caterlink provides fresh, healthy food to over 700 clients throughout the UK. We currently work with over 250 secondary schools, many of whom have multiple outlets. We are proud to have […]

ParentPay Cards

Across the next few days all students will receive their ParentPay cards for this school year. The new ParentPay card will be used for both printing in school and for purchasing food (optional). Replacement cards will be charged at £3.

2018 – 2019 Curriculum Guides

The 2018 – 2019 curriculum guides are now available to view under the Curriculum section of our website.   Year 7, 8 & 9 Guides: https://www.blandfordschool.org.uk/curriculum/key-stage-3/ Ks4 Guides: http://www.blandfordschool.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/KS4-Curriculum-Guide-2018-2019.pdf  

Dates For Your Diary 2018 – 2019

TERM DATES 2018-2019 Autumn Term 2018 Monday 3 September Staff Training Day Tuesday 4 September Year 7 & 12 staggered start Wednesday 5 September All students in Thursday 20 September Open Evening 6.00 – 8.30 p.m. Friday 21 September Staff Training Day Half Term Holiday Monday 22 October – Friday 26 October Friday 21 December […]

Email Changes - Summer 2018

Email Changes – Summer 2018

Over the Summer holiday all email accounts will be migrated to a new Mail Server. This will happen in the background but when complete you will receive a message when you try to logon –                   Click on the link in the message or click here – https://newmail.blandfordschool.org.uk/owa […]

GCSE RESULTS: Records smashed for the second time this summer!

GCSE RESULTS: Records smashed for the second time this summer!

Records smashed for the second time this summer It has, without doubt, been a magnificent summer for students and staff at The Blandford School. Last week saw post 16 students smash school records and year 11’s collecting their results today have followed suit. In the new exams which have been described as ‘the toughest for […]

Numerical Solutions to Transition Booklet (Answers to the A-level Induction booklet)

Answers to the A-level Induction booklet. Please ensure you correct and revise anything that did not go quite right before your start in September. Your teacher will be expecting to see a fully completed and correct booklet in your first lesson and you ensure the best start to your A-level maths studies for yourself. Thank […]

Sixth Form students smash school records and buck the National Trend!

Sixth Form students smash school records and buck the National Trend!

THE BLANDFORD SCHOOL Sixth Form students smash school records and buck the National Trend Summary A*- A 32% A*- B 60% A*- C 81% A*- E 100%   The Blandford School is celebrating exceptional A Level and Vocational results today with students in the year group smashing all previous records. The overall pass rate this […]

Year 8 French Trip 2018

Year 8 French Trip 2018

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Evita cast and crew achieve Distinction grade!

We are very proud to announce that all students involved with this years production of Evita have been awarded Grade 7 Musical Theatre in Production with a Distinction! The examiner has awarded the students 90 out of a possible 100 marks which is exceptional at such a high level. The breakdown of marks is – […]

Going for Gold! Sports Day 2018 at The Blandford School

Going for Gold! Sports Day 2018 at The Blandford School

The Blandford School Sports Day took place on Thursday 12th July and Friday 13th July, the whole school event concludes the House Competition each year. Lacy House, lead by Mr Tovey were in the lead going into the event, after a tough two years Lacy had held their lead for the majority of the school […]

The 40th Annual Della Jones Mile

The 40th Annual Della Jones Mile

The annual Della Jones Mile took place at The Blandford School on Friday 13th July, this year was a special occasion as it was the 40th year that the race had been held, an amazing achievement for both the school and Della Jones herself! This year’s race was once again started by Della, who set […]

8 Evita Tickets Available!

There are 8 tickets in the possession of The Blandford School that unfortunately can no longer be used for tonight’s performance. For £12 each, they can be yours. Please contact the school office on 01258 451 121 to secure yours.

Maths – Summer Tasks

The Blandford School Summer Maths Task *WORK BELOW* Please complete by September 5th 2018 and bring to your first Maths lesson. Enjoy and have a good holiday. Note to parents: These questions have been carefully selected to reinforce some key maths skills which your child will need to master in order to be successful in […]

Job Vacancies for Leavers

We have been contacted by a few local businesses regarding vacancies for leavers. Please see below for more information.   CBA Services Administration Assistant Amfax General Assembler   If you have any queries please contact the companies directly.

ParentPay Accounts

Letters are being sent home to all parents/carers about how to activate your ParentPay accounts for next year. You should receive this letter shortly, and should you have any questions or queries please contact The Blandford School office on 01258 451 121.

Evita Rehearsal Times Update

Sunday 15th July Evita Rehearsal Revised Time 9am-3pm

Next Academic Year

Dear Parents/Carers   I am writing to provide you with some important information for next academic year and also to advise you of some important dates for your diary.   Over the past few months we have spent some time reviewing our systems and procedures and are making the following changes from September 2018.   […]

Last Day of Term – Friday 20th July

Friday 20th July Non-Uniform Day & Last Day of Term. School will finish at 1.20pm, with all buses collecting at this time with exception to: X3 – Arrival at 1.25pm X10 – Arrival at 1.57pm The Non-Uniform day is in aid of the the school we support in rural Southern India – the Gnana Deepam […]

Year 6 Transfer Evening *UPDATED TIMES*

Transfer Evening on Wednesday evening will go ahead as planned, however please note we will aim to finish in plenty of time before the start of the World Cup Semi-Final. The anticipated end time is 6.30pm.  Therefore, Ragtags will be here from 4.30 pm for uniform enquiries/sales but they will not be available after the […]

The importance of 20 minutes of reading

The importance of 20 minutes of reading

Sports Day Information

Athletics is coming home this week as the TBS sports day gets into gear. Thursday sees the field events with year 7,8,9 & 10 competitors coming out lesson by lesson to throw and jump. On Friday the track events will take place. Please could parents and carers ensure that students are suitably prepared for being […]

7R2 World War One History Project with Salisbury Cathedral

7R2 World War One History Project with Salisbury Cathedral

On Wednesday 11th July the students of 7R2 will be taking part in World War One History project organised with Salisbury Cathedral. This an exciting opportunity for our students to work in school on such a practical and informative workshop. Please find details in the leaflet attached. The session will take place during periods 1-3 […]

Year 11 Prom Information

Year 11 Prom Thursday 12th July If students are travelling from school they need to arrive between 6 – 6.15pm. The buses travelling to Athelhampton House at 6.30pm. If students are making their own way to the prom, please arrive for 7.30pm and not any earlier. All students will be returning to TBS on the […]

Bournemouth University to show award winning film in Blandford...

Bournemouth University to show award winning film in Blandford…

Bournemouth University and Ecotainment! are showing the award winning adventure documentary: A Plastic Ocean in The Corn Exchange on July 6th at 7pm. Children aged 12 and under can go for free, but most be accompanied by a paying adult (max 3 children per adult). If you book tickets online, you can receive a further discount using […]

Year 8 Inventor Competition

Year 8 Inventor Competition

The Blandford School History dept. have launched a new competition for Year 8 students. They are asked to work in groups to present their argument regarding who was Britain’s greatest inventor of the 19th century. Trophies and certificates will be awarded to the winning teams in each class – good luck to all!  

June 2018 Newsletter

The June 2018 newsletter is now available to view on our website. Click the ‘Our Newsletter’ box in the bottom right hand corner of the page to view it.

X10 Bus – Time Change

Please note that the operator of the X10 bus has now changed, and won’t collect from The Blandford School until 15.55 every day.

Preparing for the hot weather

With the spell of hot weather forecast over the coming weeks, please could parents ensure that students are suitably prepared to be protected from the sun when outside. Please send students to school having applied sun lotion, with suitable sun hats and a refillable drink. Please be aware that suitable sun hats are allowed for […]

The Blandford School Summer Art Exhibition 2018 June 29th 2018

The Blandford School Summer Art Exhibition 2018 June 29th 2018

New Payment System - Parent Pay (September 2018)

New Payment System – Parent Pay (September 2018)

Dear Parent/Carer, I am delighted to announce that from September we will be launching ParentPay at The Blandford School, and will be issuing further information on this in the next few weeks. This online payment system will enable you to pay for student(s) meals online, but also for any school trips, music tuition etc. If […]

Transfer Evening – Wednesday 11th July 2018

This years Transfer Evening is taking place on Wednesday 11th July 2018 in The Blandford School Hall at 5.30pm. Parents of Year 6 students who are joining us in September are warmly invited to this meeting. There will be opportunities to ask questions and purchase school uniform. 

10 TBS Athletes Compete at County Championships

On Saturday 9th June 10 very talented athletes from The Blandford School attended the Dorset County Championships held at Kings Park in Bournemouth. We are very proud to announce that Year 9 student Leah Wilson finished in 3rd place in the Junior Girls Shot Put and was selected for the South West Counties Athletics team. […]

LOST PROPERTY AS AT 7th JUNE 2018

School sweater  – size 34” x2  ; size 36” x 1; size 32” x1; size 30”x1 School cardigan  – 13yrs x1;  size S x2 School sweater   –  size L School sweater  – size  11/12 x2 School shirts  – 1, size 131/2  ; 1 x34” School PE top  –  size1 XS; 1 x M School black […]

GCSE Maths Solutions

Paper 3 Practice Foundation Paper 3 Practice Higher

Work for Upcoming Development Day (4th June 2018)

Please find below downloadable documents from our English, Maths and Science faculties containing work that students must complete on the upcoming Development Day on the 4th June. The Development Day on Monday June 4th 2018 has been granted by Dorset County Council   The purpose of this exceptional day is to enable staff and governors […]

Year 11 Maths Practice Papers & Solutions

AQA Foundation Practice Paper for papers 2 & 3 AQA Higher Practice Paper for papers 2 & 3 Foundation high chance solutions Foundation very high chance solutions Higher high chance solutions Higher very high chance solutions 2 Higher very high chance solutions 1