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Advance Warning

Dear Parents/Carers ADVANCE NOTICE I would like to inform you TBS has been granted a Development Day by Dorset County Council which has been scheduled for June 4th 2018.  The purpose of this exceptional day is to enable staff and governors to work together on school improvement areas identified within our recent OFSTED report. Students […]

Evita The Musical: TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Evita The Musical: TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

We are delighted to announce that tickets for this years school production: EVITA are ON SALE NOW!! Due to licensing restrictions we are unable to advertise the productions name on The Tivoli Theatre Website, so the event is named as ‘The Blandford School.’ Get your tickets now to avoid dissapointment later! TICKETS LINK: http://www.tivoliwimborne.co.uk/event/blandford-school-july-2018/   […]

Lost Property as at 23rd March 2018

School sweater  – size 34” School sweater   –  size L School sweater  – size  11/12 School cardigan  – size S School cardigan  – size 13yrs Black girls “New Look” trousers –  size 8 Black/pink lining hooded  “KS”top   –  size S Blue/black check “rebel” jacket with orange lining  – size 12/13yrs Grey 2Trespass” coat  – size […]

PCA Trip to Los Angeles October 2019

*Please note this trip is for current Year 9, 10 and 11 students who will be in Year 11, 12 and 13 at the time of the trip.* Dear Parent / Guardian PCA TRIP TO Los Angeles OCTOBER 2019 The Blandford School is very excited to be able to offer our Performing and Creative Arts […]

AFC Bournemouth Soccer Schools at TBS during Easter

AFC Bournemouth Soccer Schools at TBS during Easter

The Blandford School is delighted to be welcoming Premier League Football Team AFC Bournemouth to our 3G pitch this Easter holiday to deliver two Soccer Schools workshops. The two 5 hour sessions are for boys & girls aged 7-14 and will be delivered by AFC Bournemouth’s trained coaches on Tuesday 5th & 12th April. The […]

Sixth Form Cultural Trip to Shanghai and Beijing February 2019

Sixth Form Cultural Trip to Shanghai and Beijing February 2019

Dear parents/carers,   Sixth Form Cultural Trip to Shanghai and Beijing February 2019   As your son/daughter will be a member of the Sixth Form in February 2019 I would like to invite him/her to take part in an exciting school trip. We are hoping to take a group to China to experience life in […]

SCHOOL CLOSURE – Monday 19th March

Dear Parents/Carers, We had hoped to open today and our site team were in from 5am, however our staff travel from a very wide radius and it became apparent that too many were unable to safely reach work today. At around the same time as this information came in, our site team reported that the […]

Drama, Art & Design Sessions Cancelled – Sunday 18th March

Please be aware that the drama, art and design sessions scheduled for today (Sunday 18th March) have been cancelled due to the bad weather.

TBS Maths Matters Day a huge success!

On Friday 9th March the Year 6s (and a few Year 5’s) from the Blandford School’s Networks Primary Schools’ all met in the school hall for a fantastic event organised by the Maths Faculty. Approximately 200 students accompanied by teachers, TAs and helpers arrived at around 9.30 am. Tables were set up for the students […]

Extra GCSE & A Level Drama Rehearsals Scheduled

Please be aware that 2 extra rehearsals have been scheduled for the GCSE Drama (Sunday 18th March) and A Level Drama (Thursday 22nd March) groups in prepartion for their practical examinations. Full details can be found in the letters below: A Level Rehearsal Letter GCSE Rehearsal Letter

E-Safety Webinar (Gooseberry Planet)

Please see the message below from Gooseberry Planet regarding an upcoming Webinar on E-Safety for parents:   We all know how hard it is to keep up to date with what our children are doing online.  If you would like practical and valuable advice on how to protect yourself and your family online, then please […]

10th Anniversary Grease Costume Letter

20th February 2018   Dear Parents/Carers   We would like to ask students performing ‘We Go Together’ from Grease in the 10th Anniversary Concert to source a costume they can wear for the number which is reflective of the show. I have attached some images that may help. The intention is not that students need […]

Internal Roadway

Several drivers and visitors to the school have recently mentioned that it is becoming increasingly difficult for buses to find safe parking spaces on the internal roadway to enable our students to safely board vehicles at the end of the school day. Any assistance which parents can offer by collecting their students off-site would help […]

Severe Weather Forecast – School Closure

Dorset County Council have taken the decision this afternoon to cancel all school transport to and from schools in Dorset on Thursday, 1st and Friday, 2nd March 2018.  The majority of our students travel by school transport and as a result the decision has been taken to close the school on both days.  We are […]

Dorset County Council - Parenting Skills & Strategy Sessions

Dorset County Council – Parenting Skills & Strategy Sessions

Year 10 Girls Attend ‘Women In Engineering Day’

14 of our Year 10 girls attended a ‘Women in Engineering Day’ held  at Wiltshire College in Chippenham last Friday. The girls were able to discuss career opportunities with leading companies, universities and female role models with an engineering background. The day saw them take part in a range of practical activities to explore different […]

Year 10 Gymnast Qualifies for Regional Competition

The Blandford School is delighted to announce that Year 10 Pupil Kayleigh Lake has successfully qualified for the National Tumbling, Mini Trampette & Trampolining Competition being held in Telford. Kayleigh successfully qualified from the regional competition held at Bath University this past weekend. The competition saw her place 1st in Tumbling, 2nd in Double Mini-Trampette […]

LOST PROPERTY AS AT 23rd FEBRUARY 2018

LOST PROPERTY AS AT 23rd FEBRUARY 2018 School sweater  – size 34” School sweater  –  size 32” School sweater   –  size L Black girls “New Look” trousers –  size 8 Black/pink lining hooded  “KS”top   –  size S Blue “ M&S” fur trimmed hooded coat   – size  13/14yrs Blue/black check “rebel” jacket with orange lining  – […]

Evita Cast T-Shirt Information

Evita Cast T-Shirt Information

We would like to offer students involved with the production of Evita the opportunity to purchase original t-shirts commemorating their involvement in the show. T-shirts can be purchased at a cost of £15. These have been very popular with students in the past and can be worn for rehearsals and other publicity events. Your son/daughter […]

Right's Respecting School Competition Information

Right’s Respecting School Competition Information

The Blandford School Right’s Respecting School steering group have launched a competition to design the charter into a poster. The competition is open to students only, with house points available to the winners and runners up. Full information & rules are below: The Competition – Design the new Charter Rules: Your charter must be drawn […]

TBS NAMED AS DORSET FA RESPECT CHAMPION

TBS NAMED AS DORSET FA RESPECT CHAMPION

The Blandford School has been named as one of several grassroots football facilities across the country set to pilot an innovative initiative as part of The FA’s flagship behavioural campaign, Respect. It is hoped that regular exposure to Respect messaging whilst at the facility will positively reinforce good behaviour and create an inclusive environment for […]

TBS REPRESENTED AT SOUTH WEST CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

TBS REPRESENTED AT SOUTH WEST CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

On the weekend of the 3rd February four of our very talented athletes travelled to Devon to compete in the South West Cross Country Championships. We are exceptionally proud that Year 12 student Michael Johnson and Year 9 student Tom Fuller were successful in qualifying for the English Schools Championships being held in Leeds on […]

Art Studio Dates for Half Term

The Art Studios are open during half term for Year 11 Students on the 12th & 13th February from 10am-4pm. Please remember to bring in your reply slip if you’d like to attend these dates.

Lost Property as at 9th February 2018

LOST PROPERTY AS AT 9TH FEBRUARY 2018 School sweater  – size 34” School sweater  –  size 32” Black school shorts  – size 26/27 Black girls “New Look” trousers –  size 8 Black/pink lining hooded  “KS”top   –  size S Blue “ M&S” fur trimmed hooded coat   – size  13/14yrs Blue/black check “rebel” jacket with orange lining  […]

GCSE Drama Exam Half-Term Sessions

Wednesday 14th February – 10.30am-3:30pm. Component 2 rehearsal – monologues/duologues and group performances Please bring plenty of food and water.

Parents’ Evening Attendance Figures

Across the four parents’ evenings we have held so far this year we are delighted that on average 96.3% of parents who scheduled appointments attended them. The Blandford School would like to thank all parents for their attendance, it makes a real different to the progress of the students and the partnership between parents and […]

The Blandford Schools' Network Talent Show 2018

The Blandford Schools’ Network Talent Show 2018

The Blandford Schools’ Network Talent Show 2018 The Blandford Schools’ Network gathered to celebrate the immense talent from each of the eight primary schools at a talent show hosted by The Blandford School on Thursday 1st February. Teachers, students and parents gathered in the school hall to enjoy a show filled with exceptionally talented young […]

Lost Property Viewing – 31st January 3.30-4.30pm

Due to the amount of unmarked lost property items that we are currently storing, we are giving parents an opportunity to come into school next Wednesday ,31st  January to view them.  They will be on display in the Hub (next to Reception) from after school, 3.30pm until 4.45pm Please take this chance to re unite […]

Catering Academy Competition - WIN A FITBIT

Catering Academy Competition – WIN A FITBIT

  Forms are available from The Hub.

10th Anniversary Tickets *LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE*

10th Anniversary Tickets *LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE*

Tickets for The Blandford School’s 10th Anniversary performance at The Tivoli Theatre are selling out fast. There are only 10 seats remaining in the stalls and 64 in the balcony (as of 8am Mon 22nd January). Please be aware that tickets in the stalls are individual seats only. Tickets are available to buy at: http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=tivo&organ_val=37048&pid=8508148# […]

Sporting Round Up

Despite the terrible weather we had a busy week of sporting action at The Blandford School last week. On Tuesday afternoon our Year 9 boys football team were unlucky in defeat against a very strong side from Bournemouth, and the following day saw a superb effort from our Year 7 netball teams, with the highlight […]

Year 11 & 13 Drama Trip to Salisbury Playhouse

Please see information below from Head of Performing & Creative Arts Mrs Bowerman-Ellis for the upcoming trip to The Salisbury Playhouse on the 29th March 2018. ALL Year 11 & Year 13 drama students MUST ATTEND as it is part of their written examinations. Please note that the price for tickets is £18.00, please accept […]

Victim Support deliver session to Sixth Form Students

Victim Support deliver session to Sixth Form Students

On Friday 12th January our sixth form students were given an important session by the charity Victim Support about keeping safe from being a victim of crime. During the session, a volunteer with the Dorset branch of the charity was honoured and presented with an award for his dedication to the cause. The award was […]

Former TBS Student Alan Giles recognised in New Year's Honours List

Former TBS Student Alan Giles recognised in New Year’s Honours List

Former TBS student Alan Giles has been awarded with an OBE for services to British business and the economy in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours. The award is recognition for his achievements as Non-Executive Director of the Competition and Markets Authority for the past four years, amongst many other prominent roles within the UK industry […]

Exam Certificates 2017

Examination Certificates from Summer 2017 are now available for collection from the Exams Office.  Please contact the school office prior to collection.

Presentation Evening Information

6.30pm – Drinks Reception 7.15pm – Awards Ceremony 9.30pm – Finish Time (Approximate) Please be aware that parking spaces are limited, so we strongly advise visitors to car share or walk where at all possible.

What’s Coming Up – The Catering Academy Spring 2018

Take a look at the images below to see what The Catering Academy has in store for Spring 2018!

GCSE Options Information Letter (FAO Year 9)

As I am sure you are aware your child will shortly be choosing his/her GCSE Options.  This is an important time and as a school we wish to support your child in making the right choices. Students will receive support in school, they have already had an initial assembly on the topic and as part […]

Air Pollution to be monitored at TBS

Public Health Dorset (PHD) along with all the Dorset local authorities are working together on a project looking into local air pollution.  Data collected from a variety of monitoring points around the county will be considered in conjunction with the health profile of Dorset residents. The equipment installed at the Blandford School is part of […]

3rd Place entry by Wanda (Yr 7)

ICT Safety Poster House Competition Winners

Our ICT department recently ran a house competition for students to design a poster on the importance of staying safe on the internet. Year 8 student Kaylea-Mai came 1st with her design, followed by Year 7 students Ellie in 2nd and Wanda in 3rd. Congratulations to all who took part, please find the top 3 […]

Paragon Skills Open Day Information

Please click on the link below to access a flyer from Paragon Skills who are holding an Open Day on the 11th January 2018 at their Bournemouth Campus. They encourage students and parents to attend to discover how an apprenticeship can be a sound career choice. Careers Event Digital Flyer

TBS 10th Anniversary Concert *LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING*

TBS 10th Anniversary Concert *LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING*

There are limited tickets remaining for The Blandford School’s 10th Anniversary Concert being held at The Tivoli Theatre on Tuesday 17th April 2018. Tickets can be purchased from the following link: http://www.tivoliwimborne.co.uk/event/blandford-school-10th-anniversary/  

Lost Property – Important Update

Due to the volume of unnamed lost property we regret that we are unable to store unclaimed items for longer than 4 weeks. We strongly advise that all uniform, coats, pencil cases etc are named as this allows us to return the property immediately when found.   We will make arrangements for parents to be […]

Lost Property as of 6th December 2017

Lost Property as of 6th December 2017 Black waterproof jacket – aged 13 (George Wilson) Pink waterproof jacket – (Lisa Neville) Navy quilted jacket with pink spotted lining – size 9-10 ‘NEXT’ Navy & beige hooded jacket – size 11-12 ‘URBAN’ Pink hooded fleece jacket – size 7 years ‘TU’ Navy quilted jacket with pink […]

Sixth Form Scholarship

To find more information about how to apply for a Sixth Form Scholarship, please click here.

Year 11 Prom Information

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Year 11 Prom will be held at Athelhampton House near Dorchester. Letters for ticket deposits and the formation of the prom committee will happen in January. We are hoping to start a small prom dress/suit shop/exchange for students to buy outfits. If you know of anyone who […]

TBS Girls North Dorset Badminton Champions!

TBS Girls North Dorset Badminton Champions!

A huge congratulations to all students who took part in the Badminton North Dorset Netball Tournament yesterday. We were absolutely ecstatic to learn our girls A Team were victorious, and are therefore North Dorset Champions! To round off an excellent afternoon for our talented Badminton players – the team they faced in the final were […]

Tesco Bags of Help Award Offer Received

Tesco Bags of Help Award Offer Received

The Blandford School are set to receive over £1,500 from Tesco after coming in second place in the Tesco Bags of Help initiative scheme. Customers in the Blandford Forum Tesco store placed their votes throughout September and October, with The Blandford School vying for the prize to aid its STEM project. The STEM project aims […]

Frantic Assembly Workshop Message

Students taking part in the Frantic Assembly workshop should arrive at the Drama Studio for the beginning of their workshop session tomorrow, Wednesday 29th November. Please be prompt.   Y9 and 10 – 10am-12pm Y11, 12 and 13 – 12.30pm-2.30pm   Y9 and 10 will be given a 20 minute break at the end of […]

CYBER DISCOVERY

CYBER DISCOVERY

CYBER DISCOVERY – A new learning initiative for Year 10-13 Students to help reduce the UK’s cyber skills gap Cyber Discovery is a brand new programme which has been designed to inspire young people to learn cyber security skills in a fun and exciting environment. Aimed at Year 10-13 students, it imparts some of the […]