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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

TBS North Dorset U16 Netball Champions!

TBS North Dorset U16 Netball Champions!

On Tuesday 31st October 2017 The Blandford School’s U16 netball team attended the North Dorset Netball Tournament. Put in a challenging group, the girls were successful in recording wins against Clayesmore, Gryphon, Sherborne and Leweston. TBS met Gillingham in the semi final. They played exceptionally well and by half time were 4 -1 up. In […]

TBS Student scouted by Superleague netball side

TBS Student scouted by Superleague netball side

The Blandford School student Georgie Bailey has recently been scouted by Team Bath at the South West County Tournament. Georgie was subsequently invited to Team Bath’s U15 development programme, where she travelled up to Clifton College for a 6 hour training session with Team Bath’s coaches. England internationals Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Rachel Shaw also took […]

Results and Fixtures – 7th November 2016

Results: Year 9 Netball team qualified for county tournament by reaching the final of North Dorset School Tournament Year 10 Rugby won against Clayesmore School B Team  48-0 Year 9 Rugby won against The Gryphon School 15-7 Year 10 Netball lost to Gilingham School Yearr 11 Netball won against Gillingham School Fixtures: Tuesday 8th November […]

Celebrating Exceptional Performances in PE.

Celebrating Exceptional Performances in PE.

Results and Fixtures – 17th October 2016

Results: Netball: Year 10/11 competed at the County Netball tournament at Budmouth College, Weymouth. They won 2 of their games and lost two of their games, finishing 5th in the County for their age group! Rugby: Year 9 Rugby lost to Shaftesbury School 21-20 in a closely contested game. Player of the Match was Josh […]

Junior Football Leaders Course

Junior Football Leaders Course is being held at The Blandford School on  Wednesday 26th October 2016. Time: 10am – 5pm Cost: £35.00 Course Pre-requisites: Be at least 12 years of age Full information about the course – https://eventspace.thefa.com/dorsetfa/participant/arrangement.aspx?id=172829#regform  

Results and Fixtures – 10th October 2016

Results: Year 7,8,9,10 & 11 played Netball at Gillingham School. Years 7,9 & 11 won and Years 8 & 10 lost. Rugby at Clayesmore School. Year 9 won  20-5 and Year 11 38-7 both beat Clayesmore.   Fixtures: Wednesday 12th October – Year 9 Rugby v Shaftesbury at home. Thursday 13th October  _ Year 7/8 Rugby V […]

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Results and Fixtures – 3rd October 2016

Results: Year 7 Rugby Team lost to Shaftesbury School. Player of the Match – Jaedon Wynter   U16 Netball Team were the only state school to qualify for the County Netball competition – They will be competing on Thursday 13th October in Weymouth at the County Event. They recorded wins against Clayesmore, St Mary’s, Leweston, […]

U16 Netballers Make County Finals

U16 Netballers Make County Finals

Our Under 16 netball squad travelled to St Mary’s school in Shaftesbury for their North Dorset tournament. They recorded fantastic wins against Clayesmore, St Mary’s, Leweston, Gillingham and Sturminster Newton. These results mean that they now move on to the County Finals that are taking place next week at Budmouth College. This squad of girls […]

Blandford School students volunteer at the National School Games

Blandford School students volunteer at the National School Games

Blandford School students volunteer at the National School Games. Six students from Year 13 were selected to volunteer at this year’s National School Games at Loughborough University. They committed 4 days of their summer holiday in order to help Olympic stars of the future. These students were Emma Sully, Jaydee Burchell, Flo Bailey, Alyce Peaty, […]

Teacher Nominated for Special Award

Teacher Nominated for Special Award

The Blandford School’s very own Mrs Jill Bailey was nominated for  the Teacher Award at The Netball South West Regional Goalden Globe Awards and Team bath Netball End of Season Celebration 2016.  The Award is presented to a teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to netball through delivery in the education environment, outside of […]

County Netballers

County Netballers

TBS students Celine Collier and Georgie Bailey have been selected to play Netball for Dorset. They recently underwent a gruelling 3 day selection process that involved conditioning, fitness, match play and ball skills. Both girls have now be invited to train weekly at Canford school and the David English Leisure Centre in Bournemouth. They will […]

Celebrating Exceptional Performance in PE

Celebrating Exceptional Performance in PE

Results and Fixtures 13/06/2016

Results:   Wednesday 8th June:  Gillingham Athletics (Years 7&8) Notable Performances – Lily McCarthy – 1st in Year 8 Girls 200m, Aaron Roberts – 1st in Year 8 Boys 200m, Lucy Denton-Smith, Tilly Crook, Camille Druon, Maisy Lang – 1st in Year 8 Girls 4x100m Relay, Oliver Foot – 1st in Year 7 Boys Javelin […]

Celebrating Exceptional Performance in PE

Celebrating Exceptional Performance in PE

Results and Fixtures – 23/05/2016

Results: No results this week due to weather/ cancelations Fixtures: Wednesday s 25th May: Sixth Form Cricket Vs Gillingham (HOME) Year 7 Cricket Vs Purbeck (AWAY) Thursday 26th  May: Year 10 Cricket Vs Milton Abbey (AWAY)    

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Results and Fixtures – 9/5/2016

Results:   Wednesday 4th May –  Years 7,8,9 &10 Rounder V Gillingham. TBS won two and lost two.   Thursday 5th May – North Dorset Athletics Trials in Yeovil.  44 students represented TBS at Yeovil Athletics Club, notable performances; James Guyler 1st in 100m and 200m, Danealle Harvey 1st in 100m and 200m, Tom Fuller 1st in […]

Celebrating Exceptional Performance in PE

Celebrating Exceptional Performance in PE

Results and Fixtures - 03/05/2016

Results and Fixtures – 03/05/2016

Results: Wednesday 20th April  – Year 7,8,9,10 Rounders V Clayesmore School.  Won two games and lost two games. Thursday 21st April – Year 9 Cricket V Clayesmore School, TBS won  by 9 runs. A special mention must go to Joshua Pitman who took 4 wickets and Toby Berry who hit 42. Wednesday 27th April – Year 7 & 8 Cricket […]

Congratulations to TBS Sports Leaders

Congratulations to TBS Sports Leaders

The Blandford School  is delighted  that 5 of our Year 12 Sports Leaders have been successful in their application to volunteer at the National School Games Finals  at Loughborough University from 1st—4th September. The students have done really well to get invited to this event  as the standard of application is very high and there […]

Sports Tour to Shropshire 2016

Sports Tour to Shropshire 2016

On Friday 11th March 54 students travelled to Shrewsbury to participate in a fantastic weekend of Netball and Football organised by PGL on their Boreatton Park site. On the Saturday 22 boys from years 8 and 9 had a variety of outdoor teambuilding activities and top quality football coaching. Then on the Sunday they played […]

Results and Fixtures – 29/02/2016

Results: Wednesday 24th February – Year 9, 10 & 11 Boys Football lost to Gillingham. Notable performances from Jack Owen (Year 9) – Jamie Connolly (Year 10) – Edward Youngson and Ryan White (Year 11) Year 7 Netball finished 4th in their group at their first North Dorset Netball Tournament – Notable performance from Paige […]

Sporting Results and Fixtures – 22/02/2016

Results: Year 10 Handball Team came 2nd in North Dorset tournament for boys and girls. Year 7 Football  Team v Shaftesbury drew 0-0 Year 7 Football Team V Gillingham lost 0-3 Year 7  Netball A Team lost to Clayesmore Year 7 Netball B Team won v Clayesmore Year 8 Netball Team won v Clayesmore Year […]

Sporting Results and Fixtures – 8/02/2016

  Results: Year 9 Football Team lost to Shaftesbury 4-2 Year 10 boys Football Team came 3rd at North Dorset Football tournament Year 10 boys Dodgeball Team won North Dorset tournament Year 11 Netball Team  lost to Clayesmore 6th Form Netball Team lost to Clayesmore   Fixtures: Wednesday: Year 7 A and B Netball v […]

Sports Results and Fixtures – 1/2/2016

Results: Year 7 Football team beat Poole Grammar 2-1, player of the match was Joe Opalka Year 8 Football B team lost to Poole Grammar 4-1 Year 9 Football came 3rd at the North Dorset Football Tournament. Player of the tournament Joshua Pitman Fixtures: Wednesday 3rd February – Year 9 Football V Shaftesbury (Away) Years […]

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Sports Results and Fixtures 25/01/2016

Results: Year 8 Football lost in extra time to Poole Grammar 1-3 in the quarter finals of the county cup Year 7 Football came 5th in North Dorset Football competition at Gillingham School Year 10 Football lost to Poole High 3-0 Year 7 A and B netball lost to Knighton House – Katie Druce was […]

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Sports Results and Fixtures 18/01/2016

Results: Year 8 Football – lost in the Semi Final of the Gillingham Astro Tournament. KS4 North Dorset Volleyball – Boys and Girls Teams (Years 9 & 10) both competed in the event, just missing out on qualification. Cross Country at Kings Park.  Notable performances from Michael Johnson 7th, Tom Fuller 6th and Sam Hughes […]

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Sports Results and Fixtures 11/1/2016

Results: Year 8 Boys Football Team beat Bournemouth Collegiate School 5-4 on penalties to reach the Quarter Final of the County Cup.   Fixtures: On Wednesday 13th January  TBS are hosting the North Dorset Volleyball Tournament. Thursday 14th January – Year 8 Football Team are playing away at the Gillingham School Tournament. Thursday 14th January – […]

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Sports Results and Fixtures 14-12-2015

Results: KS4 badminton North Dorset Tournament – The Blandford School A teams won U13 girls, U15 boys, U 15 girls, making it a clean sweep of North Dorset champions. All A teams will now be going on to represent North Dorset at county finals. Our B teams were runners up in U15 boys and girls […]

TBS Badminton Teams Make County Finals

On Wednesday 9th December some of students took part in the North Dorset KS4 Badminton Competition which was held here at The Blandford School. Our teams ruled North Dorset with our  A and B teams eventually contesting the finals of both the boys and girls competitions. Both A teams emerged victorious and will go on […]

Walking Football Comes to The Blandford School

Walking Football Comes to The Blandford School

  Rosie Eggleston from Dorset FA is delighted to be launching walking football at The Blandford School in the New Year. Walking Football provides an opportunity for combining gentle exercise with a great team sport.  It is ideal for those recovering from illness as a way to re-integrate into an active lifestyle, as well as […]

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Sports Results and Fixtures 7-12-2015

Results  Week Beginning 30th November 2015 Rugby: Year 8 boys drew 19-19 with Lytchett Minster Netball: Year 10 Won 26-11 v Sturminster Newton Year 11 Lost 20-17 v Sturminster Newton Football: Year 7&8 Girls lost 6-4 at home to Cranborne.   Badminton: Year 8 ‘A Team’ won the North Dorset Tournament and have qualified for […]

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Primary Schools Handball Festival

On the 18th November The Blandford School hosted a handball festival. 20 primary school pupils attended from schools in the Blandford area. The two schools that participated were; Milldown and Archbishop Wake. The festival included some basic ball handling drills which then were transferred into 3 adapted games. The enthusiasm and effort exerted by the […]

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Cross Country House Competition

On Tuesday 20th October the whole school were invited to take part in the Cross Country House Competition. 275 students, along with a few members of staff took part in the course. The first boy across the line was year 10 students Michael Johnson with an impressive time of 4.34 who was running for Lancaster […]

The 2016 International  Junior Netball Festival

The 2016 International Junior Netball Festival

                           

TBS Student Gains County Honours

TBS Student Gains County Honours

Year 8 student Celine Collier has been selected for the County Netball Squad. She underwent a gruelling 9 hours of match play and trials on 3 separate occasions down at David English Leisure Centre in Bournemouth. She was ‘overjoyed’ with her selection. Celine plays regularly for the year 8 team and also represented our Under […]

Della Jones Mile 2015 Winners

Della Jones Mile 2015 Winners

The winners of the Annual Della Jones Mile 2015 were Ella Henderson and Michael Johnson. Both are pictured below receiving their cups from Della Jones and John Paulley MBE.    

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Rainbow Fun Run

Four Year 8 students took part in the Rainbow Fun Run on Sunday 11th May at Baiter Park in Poole. It was a fantastic setting right by the sea and was for a very important cause. The charity raised money for the Naomi House Organisation opened by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales to […]

Dorset School Games

Dorset School Games

On the 26th of March, The Blandford School took a group of young people including dancers, young ambassadors and young umpires along to help out at the Dorset School Games. Our 2 year 8 dancers attended a workshop in Bryanston in January. Since then, they have been practicing the choreography from a video of the […]

TBS Netball Teams ‘Living the Dream’ at Disneyland Paris

TBS Netball Teams ‘Living the Dream’ at Disneyland Paris

Returning with 2 large pieces of silverware and having scored 222 goals in just 14 games…our dreams did come true! Our Under 16 and Under 14 squads travelled to Paris during the Easter holidays for an International Netball Tournament. They stayed in log cabins on the Davy Crockett ranch. On the first day they took […]

Late Blandford St Mary goals steals the trophy

Late Blandford St Mary goals steals the trophy

Archbishop Wake, Blandford St Mary, Durweston, Downlands, Spetisbury and Milldown Primary Schools all attended the annual year 5 and 6 football tournament on a very cold Wednesday afternoon in March. The tournament was hosted on the school’s brand new 3G football pitch. It was a round robin tournament with play offs to decide the winner. […]