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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 […]

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

Art Exhibition at Blandford Museum

Art Exhibition at Blandford Museum

Two Talented TBS Mathematicians Success in Mathematical Challenge

Two Talented TBS Mathematicians Success in Mathematical Challenge

The Blandford School is proud to announce that two of our talented mathematicians scored high enough in the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge (IMC), organised by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust, to qualify for next respective rounds.  George Knight in Year 9 scored 71/135 in the IMC which places him in the top 5% of his year […]

DRAMA REVISION SESSION – THURS 17th MAY

Mrs Bowerman-Ellis is running a final revision session for all GCSE Drama students on Thursday 17th May from 3.30-5.30 in room 522. Attendance is highly recommended, for all or some of the session. Treats will be provided!

Duke of Edinburgh group brave the weather for practice expedition.

Duke of Edinburgh group brave the weather for practice expedition.

This year’s Silver Duke of Edinburgh group braved the wind and the rain as they completed their practice expedition at the end of April.  The Year 12 students have completed training in camp-craft, expedition cooking, orienteering, emergency first-aid and the Countryside Code, and put all of these skills to the test over the course of […]

60 TBS Students Attend North Dorset Athletics Trials

60 TBS Students Attend North Dorset Athletics Trials

On Thursday 3rd May The Blandford School PE Department took 60 students to Yeovil Athletics Club to compete in the North Dorset Trials. The event saw students compete in their specialist event with a chance to qualify for Dorset Trials. Successful qualification from Country trials would see students compete in the South West and subsequently […]

LOST PROPERTY AS AT 4th MAY 2018

School sweater  – size 34” School sweater   –  size L School sweater  – size  11/12 2 x School cardigans  1x size 13yrs, 1 x S Black/pink lining hooded  “KS”top   –  size S Blue/black check “rebel” jacket with orange lining  – size 12/13yrs Black “adidas”  T shirt one black leather boys shoe  –  size 6 Black  […]

Free School Meals Update from Dorset County Council

Please see below a message from Dorset County Council regarding Free School Meals: Due to the national roll out of Universal Credits, protection has been put in place for eligible children to continue to receive free school meals. We would appreciate your help to communicate this information to parents. All children who receive free school […]

Men's Shed Official Launch at The Blandford School

Men’s Shed Official Launch at The Blandford School

Wednesday 26th April 2018 is a day that will go down in history for The Blandford Forum Men’s Shed as Chairman Paul Santer officially launched the Men’s Shed at The Blandford School’s woodworking site. The event saw many local community members in attendance, including Town Councillor Roger Carter, Headteacher of The Blandford School Sally Wilson […]

Team Tennis Schools Competition

Team Tennis Schools Competition

The Blandford School Year 7 and 8 tennis team took part in the Team Tennis Schools Competition at Wey Valley indoor tennis centre. This was a division 2 local league competition against other Dorset Schools. The team consisting of Jay Dunn, Rob Harding, Freddie Sherwood and Joe Traves played singles and doubles against 4 other […]

SIMPLY OUTSTANDING - 10th Anniversary Concert brings audience to their feet!

SIMPLY OUTSTANDING – 10th Anniversary Concert brings audience to their feet!

A standing ovation is something performers will never get used to, however you would forgive the talented young students of The Blandford School for becoming all too accustomed to the rapturous applause of The Tivoli Theatre audience. The most recent example of this saw The Blandford School students of past and present celebrate 10 consecutive […]

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