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Exam Results

22/07/2019

A Level results will be available for collection on Thursday, 15 August from 8.30am. GCSE results will be available for collection on Thursday, 22 August from 8.30am. ...Read More

Additional Oliver! Rehearsals – Thursday 11th July

10/07/2019

There will be some additional rehearsals during the day on Thursday 11th July. Please see below. Time Students Required Scene P1 Matt Hancock Lily-May Merchant Lily Barker Carla North Grace Gardiner Dishita Naik   Act 2 Scene 4   P2 Molly Carter Max Wigg Charl ...Read More

Non-Uniform Day

09/07/2019

There will be one final non school uniform day this school year on Friday 19th July. The recommended donation amount is £1, with all money raised going to the RNLI. For more information about the RNLI, please visit the following link: https://rnli.org/ ...Read More

Year 11 student interns at global hospitality company Cendyn

08/07/2019

After finishing his GCSE’s, Year 11 student Ben Seaton wasted no time in gaining some work experience at global hospitality technology company ‘Cendyn’. Ben spent his time in America working in Minneapolis at HITEC – the worlds largest hospitalit ...Read More

North Dorset Swimming Gala Results

02/07/2019

A huge well done to all of our students who competed on the North Dorset Swimming Gala held at St Mary’s School on the 25th June. Students were competing against both private and state schools, and performed superbly. Please see the results below:   Year 7: H ...Read More

Warm Weather

28/06/2019

During this current period of warm weather, the school is monitoring very closely the weather forecasts and health advice.  At the moment, the forecast is that we won’t see the dangerously extreme temperatures currently being experienced in mainland Europe.  Student ...Read More

Peanuts

27/06/2019

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. ...Read More

X 10 Bus Route Update

20/06/2019

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 ad ...Read More

Oliver! Matinee trip for students

18/06/2019

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. T ...Read More

TBS Students Qualify for Regional Championships

12/06/2019

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 Championship ...Read More

NEW SOLAR PV BEING INSTALLED AT TBS

11/06/2019

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 interv ...Read More

Year 12 Student to compete at the British Summer Swimming Championships

11/06/2019

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 t ...Read More

Students from The Blandford School Raising Awareness of Climate Change

Students from The Blandford School Raising Awareness of Climate Change

11/06/2019

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 ...Read More

Ken Reynolds awarded MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours List

Ken Reynolds awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

08/06/2019

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 communi ...Read More

Caterlink June Special Menu & Deals

Caterlink June Special Menu & Deals

06/06/2019

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

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

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

23/05/2019

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/sch ...Read More

Non-Uniform Day – Friday 24th May

16/05/2019

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 the ...Read More

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

13/05/2019

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. Tha ...Read More

Year 11 student Chloe features in Horse & Hound magazine

Year 11 student Chloe features in Horse & Hound magazine

09/05/2019

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 ...Read More

Mark posing with his National Championship belt

Year 11 Student Mark wins silver at Great British Junior Finals

08/05/2019

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, ...Read More

Year 11 GCSE History exam preparation sessions

07/05/2019

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 ...Read More

Caterlink Marketing Bulletin – May

30/04/2019

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

Rotary Young Writer Competition

Rotary Young Writer Competition

23/04/2019

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 ...Read More

TBS Productions Presents Oliver! tickets ON SALE NOW!

TBS Productions Presents Oliver! tickets ON SALE NOW!

18/04/2019

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 purchas ...Read More

Mrs Wilson’s Easter Newsletter

05/04/2019

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

Non-Uniform Day – Friday 5th April

05/04/2019

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 o ...Read More

Year 11 Humanities Revision Sessions

03/04/2019

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 – ...Read More

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

03/04/2019

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 ar ...Read More

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

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

02/04/2019

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 ...Read More

Year 13 Chemists enter International Chemistry Olympiad

28/03/2019

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 ...Read More

Mark posing with his National Championship belt

Year 11 student becomes NATIONAL boxing champion!

28/03/2019

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 E ...Read More

Girls Bring Home Silver and Gold Medals from PGL Netball Weekend

Girls Bring Home Silver and Gold Medals from PGL Netball Weekend

28/03/2019

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 acti ...Read More

House Swimming Gala – New School Records!!!

27/03/2019

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 ...Read More

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

22/03/2019

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 V ...Read More

BL2 Bus Route Update

BL2 Bus Route Update

19/03/2019

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   ...Read More

LIGHT UP POOLE – Official Press Release

19/03/2019

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 ...Read More

TBS attends The Big Bang @ Dorset

TBS attends The Big Bang @ Dorset

17/03/2019

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 ...Read More

TBS does parkrun - Saturday 16th March

TBS does parkrun – Saturday 16th March

17/03/2019

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 w ...Read More

Year 8 Robotics STEM day

Year 8 Robotics STEM day

17/03/2019

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 con ...Read More

Year 7 & 8 County Netball Finals

14/03/2019

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 1 ...Read More

Year 7 & 8 Netball teams qualify for County Finals!

07/03/2019

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 histo ...Read More

Year 7 Progress Checks Information Evening Letter

04/03/2019

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 ...Read More

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

26/02/2019

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 we ...Read More

Monday 25th Feb – Staff Training Day

22/02/2019

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

TBS Students Past & Present exhibiting work at Poole Festival of Light

21/02/2019

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 Bo ...Read More

History Revision Webinars – Year 11 (Letter)

20/02/2019

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 ...Read More