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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 […]

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!

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

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 […]

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.