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Peanuts

A reminder that due to the number of students who suffer from severe nut allergies, we ask that you do not include these items in snacks or packed lunches which are brought into school or on school trips. Thank you for your support.

X 10 Bus Route Update

A smaller bus will service the X10 route. The aim is to collect students at the normal bus stop and timings, then turn in Durweston and come into school via the diversion.   This will be monitored, and adjusted if Dorset Council feel it is necessary.   Students are advised to arrive for their bus […]

Oliver! Matinee trip for students

The Performing Arts department has organised a trip to see The Blandford School’s production of Oliver! at the Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne on Wednesday 17th July.  The trip is open to students in Y7-10 and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. There are 67 places available. Trip Details Where:                 […]

TBS Students Qualify for Regional Championships

A huge well done to Year 12 student Sam Hughes and Year 10 student Tom Fuller who have successfully qualified for the Regional Athletics Championships being held in Exeter this weekend. The boys qualified after successfully winning their races at the County Championships held at Kings Park. Sam won the 800m, and Tom won the […]

TBS Summer Art Exhibition

TBS Summer Art Exhibition

NEW SOLAR PV BEING INSTALLED AT TBS

The Blandford School is excited to be working with Dorset Community Energy again to install another 50kW of solar PV at the school. Dorset Community Energy is launching a new share offer to fund this project at the start of June and recently came to the school to interview students on the benefits of the […]

Year 12 Student to compete at the British Summer Swimming Championships

Everyone at The Blandford School would like to wish Year 12 student Ollie Cleal the best of luck at the British Summer Swimming Championships coming up at the end of July in Glasgow. Ollie will be representing his club Poole in the open age group 4 x 200 freestyle and the 4 x 100 medley […]

Students from The Blandford School Raising Awareness of Climate Change

Students from The Blandford School Raising Awareness of Climate Change

Students at The Blandford School have taken part in the FatFace Competition for the last three years with great success. Over 200 children from schools in the south took part. The prize for the winners was to have their product marketed in store. This year, the product designed by students, Amelia Starkey, Ella Knightbridge, Charlie […]

Ken Reynolds awarded MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours List

Ken Reynolds awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

It is no surprise to anyone at The Blandford School that Mr Ken Reynolds has been awarded an MBE by Her Majesty The Queen in today’s Birthday Honours List. Students, staff and governors are overjoyed that Ken’s years of dedication to the young people in this community have been recognised in this way.   Ken’s […]

Caterlink June Special Menu & Deals

Caterlink June Special Menu & Deals

Healthy Eating Week – 10th-14th June Greek Day – 18th June National Chocolate Pudding Day – 26th June

Help us win £5,000 for our school library!

Help us win £5,000 for our school library!

National Book Tokens are currently running a competition for schools to win £5,000 towards books for school libraries. To give us a chance to win, we need to be nominated as many times as possible using the form on the link below: https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/schools   If we are successful, you will also be in with a […]

Non-Uniform Day – Friday 24th May

There will be a non-uniform day held at The Blandford School next Friday 24th May. All money raised from the non-uniform day will be donated to Julia’s House. The recommended donation amount is £1. Year 11 students sitting exams will need to be in uniform for their exams, but may bring a change of clothes […]

Bingo Night to be held at Royal British Legion for TBS Art Department

Heartfelt thanks goes to the Royal British Legion for hosting the Bingo night on the 22nd May for the Art Department to raise funds to help and support the creative ideas of our future artists. The help and support from Jackie Vacher and James Mayo has been amazing. Thank you to all the members of […]

Year 11 student Chloe features in Horse & Hound magazine

Year 11 student Chloe features in Horse & Hound magazine

TBS Year 11 student Chloe Dunn has found herself featured in the national magazine of ‘Horse & Hound’ – the longest running equestrian magazine in the UK. The article (pictured below) celebrates Chloe’s recent victory in the dressage at Port Elliot, riding Towerhill Shamie with a finishing score of 29.8. A huge congratulations Chloe, we […]

Mark posing with his National Championship belt

Year 11 Student Mark wins silver at Great British Junior Finals

Congratulations to Year 11 TBS student Mark Benham, who has won silver for England at the Great Britain Junior and Youth Finals, held in Cardiff this past weekend. According to reports from the event, Mark was incredibly unfortunate not to come away with the gold medal, having lost the bout on a split decision to […]

Year 11 GCSE History exam preparation sessions

Year 11 GCSE History exam preparation sessions   The History department are putting on sessions for Year 11 History students in the run up to the summer exams, one for each of the three 3 exams they will sit in June:   Paper and Topic Date of Exam Time of Exam Revision Session Paper 1: […]

Caterlink Marketing Bulletin – May

Click the link below to download the May marketing bulletin from our caterers, Caterlink. Caterlink Marketing Bulletin May

The Family Learning Project - Workshops from EDAS UK

The Family Learning Project – Workshops from EDAS UK

Rotary Young Writer Competition

Rotary Young Writer Competition

There was a total of 169 entries from The Blandford School, Downlands School, Pimperne CE VC School and Dunbury CE Academy in this year’s Young Writer Competition sponsored by Blandford Stour Rotary.  The chief judge Carl Conlon commented that the standard of essays and poetry on the subject of Inspiration was extremely high and that […]

TBS Productions Presents Oliver! tickets ON SALE NOW!

TBS Productions Presents Oliver! tickets ON SALE NOW!

Tickets for the 2019 TBS Production of ‘Oliver!’ being performed at The Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne are ON SALE NOW. Performances will be on Tuesday 16th July, Wednesday 17th July (2 shows, 1pm and 7pm) and Thursday 18th July. Tickets are available to purchase from The Tivoli Theatre website at the link below: Oliver: The […]

Mrs Wilson’s Easter Newsletter

Please click the link below to access Mrs Wilson’s Easter Newsletter: Mrs Wilson’s Easter Newsletter

Non-Uniform Day – Friday 5th April

NON UNIFORM DAY: There will be a non-uniform day at The Blandford School on Friday 5th April. Our Student Forum have decided to use this non-uniform day as a fundraiser for the Weldmar Hospice. The Hospice is the largest independent charity in Dorset that provides end of life care for people throughout the country. For […]

Year 11 Humanities Revision Sessions

YEAR 11 REVISION: The Humanities faculty are running Easter Revision sessions for the following subjects on these dates:   GCSE Geography revision: Tuesday 16th April – 9am – 2.30pm   GCSE History revision: Thursday 18th April – 9.30am – 1pm

Two teams advance into the Fat Face Competition Semi-Finals!

We are delighted to announce that two of our teams entering the Fat Face ‘Fresh Face’ Competition have successfully qualified for the Semi-Finals, after a successful pitch to the panel of Fat Face management.  After winning the competition last year, TBS are hopeful of retaining their title and we’re hoping to see more of our […]

Year 9 Netballer wins South West Championship and qualifies for National competition!

Year 9 Netballer wins South West Championship and qualifies for National competition!

A huge congratulations to Year 9 TBS student Lottie Cleal (pictured below) who has recently won the South West Championship with her Netball club Poole. Lottie will now go on to represent her side at the National Championships held at the Unversity of Worcester Arena on the 25th May. Lottie has been a fantastic ambassador […]

Year 13 Chemists enter International Chemistry Olympiad

Recently, our entire Year 13 Chemistry students were entered into the first round of the International Chemistry Olympiad, a competition that has been running for Upper School students since 1971. Our students did incredibly well to achieve the following results: Darcy Emmet – Silver Meg Davis – Silver Sam Langford – Bronze Lauren Stephenson – […]

Mark posing with his National Championship belt

Year 11 student becomes NATIONAL boxing champion!

This past Sunday 24th March, TBS Year 11 Student Mark Benham became a national champion at the England Boxing National Junior Championships in Rotherham (near Sheffield), after winning his bout in the Junior Male Under 66kg category. This means Mark will now represent England for at least in year in competitions. Mark, who trains with […]

Girls Bring Home Silver and Gold Medals from PGL Netball Weekend

Girls Bring Home Silver and Gold Medals from PGL Netball Weekend

Our annual tour to Liddington in Swindon was a great success with our Year 11 team returning with silver medals and our Year 8 team being undefeated all weekend and winning gold. The girls had an amazing time and participated in a variety of Outdoor and Adventurous activities including the zip wire, vertical challenge and […]

House Swimming Gala – New School Records!!!

Congratulations to the following students who are new school record holders after competing in the House Swimming Gala: Year 7 Edward Silk 25m backstroke Josh Fry 25m freestyle Natalie Brushett 25m backstroke   Year 8 Imogen Brewer 25m backstroke   Year 9 Ben Minter  25m freestyle Stephen Quine  25m breaststroke Alicia Fielding 25m freestyle Millie […]

Blandford community ‘Quiz Night’ to raise money for Art faculty a huge success!

The Art Department were stunned with the generosity and support that the Blandford community gave on a very wet and windy night in March, for the Quiz Night hosted at the Royal British Legion . The evening was put together and supported by James Mayo and run by Jackie Vacher, a champion Quiz and Raffle […]

BL2 Bus Route Update

BL2 Bus Route Update

Please click the image below to view the timetable which shows the changes taking place to the BL2 bus line starting on Monday the 25th March. PDF Download  

LIGHT UP POOLE – Official Press Release

Please see below an official press release from Light Up Poole – an Art exhibition our Sixth Form art students were a part of during February Half Term. For a video from the exhibition, please click the following link: https://youtu.be/W_5waQ0wnPk LIGHT UP POOLE www.lightuppoole.co.uk   With as many as 40,000 visitors enjoying three nights of extraordinary […]

TBS attends The Big Bang @ Dorset

TBS attends The Big Bang @ Dorset

All Year 9 students attended the first ever The Big Bang @ Dorset event. They had the opportunity to meet a range of employers from STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) sections and also attend a Science show. The aim was to inspire students to consider their future career aspirations regardless of them being in […]

TBS does parkrun - Saturday 16th March

TBS does parkrun – Saturday 16th March

On the morning of Saturday 19th of March students and staff of The Blandford School took part and volunteered at the Blandford parkrun event. From our 1st timers to our regulars and PB setters, all did brilliantly and it was lovely to see so many of you getting active with your families at the weekend. […]

Year 8 Robotics STEM day

Year 8 Robotics STEM day

On Thursday students from year 8 took part in a robotics STEM day sponsored by Bounemouth University. In pairs they worked together to program a robot to do tasks and in the afternoon battled there robots in a ‘2 minute challenge’. Pupils were commended on their contagious enthusiasm and also for their excellent resilience to […]

Year 7 & 8 County Netball Finals

Having qualified for the County Netball Tournament at Sir David English on Wednesday 13th March by playing some brilliant netball at a wet and windy Leweston last week, the Y7 Netball squad were excited to test themselves against some unfamiliar opposition. A total of 12 school attended the event and were in the first of […]

Year 7 & 8 Netball teams qualify for County Finals!

A HUGE congratulations must go to our Year 7 and 8 Netball teams, who qualified to compete in the County Finals next week after finishing 2nd (Yr 7) and 3rd (Yr 8) in the North Dorset Tournament last night. This is the first time a Year 7 team has qualified in TBS history, and the […]

Caterlink - What's coming up in March?

Caterlink – What’s coming up in March?

 

Year 7 Progress Checks Information Evening Letter

28th February 2019 Dear Parents/Carers As promised, I am writing to remind you that next week your child’s Year 7 Progress Check will be available to you.  This is a snapshot of your child’s approach to their subjects and subsequent progress which has been informed by each your child’s subject teachers.  It includes judgements made […]

TBS come second in recent Netball tournament (write up by students)

In our first game we won with a score of 5-3 against SNHS. We played brilliantly, getting the ball up to our attacking end a number of times. The 5 goals were shot equally between the two shooters of that game- Melissa and Sophie. We hoped our second game would go as well as the […]

Monday 25th Feb – Staff Training Day

A reminder that Monday 25th February is a staff training day at The Blandford School.

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

[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”37″ gal_title=”TBS Trip to China”] 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 […]

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 […]