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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

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 […]