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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

TBS FatFace Competition Winners attend launch of product

TBS FatFace Competition Winners attend launch of product

20/02/2019

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 ...Read More

China Trip Updates

China Trip Updates

19/02/2019

[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 ...Read More

Former TBS student nominated in Great British Pantomime Awards

Former TBS student nominated in Great British Pantomime Awards

18/02/2019

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 Theatr ...Read More

Literacy House Competitions

15/02/2019

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 ...Read More

Non-Uniform Day (Years 7-10) – 15th February

15/02/2019

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 ...Read More

TBS Students quality for NATIONAL Championships

TBS Students quality for NATIONAL Championships

14/02/2019

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 s ...Read More

Year 7 Netball Tournament 13th Feb

13/02/2019

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 anothe ...Read More

TBS in the fog! - Photographs

TBS in the fog! – Photographs

08/02/2019

Check out these awesome photos taken by our Design teacher, Mr Dickinson, on a chilly foggy morning at TBS. Great work, Mr D!   Mr Dickinson also co-runs the school’s photography club along with fellow design teacher Mrs Csonka, held on Wednesday’s afte ...Read More

Safer Internet Day

05/02/2019

Today is Safer internet Day with the Global theme of ‘Together for a better internet’. Join the conversation and get involved at:   https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2019 ...Read More

*URGENT MESSAGE* SCHOOL CLOSURE FRIDAY 1st FEBRUARY DUE TO DCC SCHOOL TRANSPORT CANCELLATION

*URGENT MESSAGE* SCHOOL CLOSURE FRIDAY 1st FEBRUARY DUE TO DCC SCHOOL TRANSPORT CANCELLATION

31/01/2019

Dear Parents/Carers,   I regret to advise you that Dorset County Council have made the reluctant decision to cancel transport for all schools across the county tomorrow, due to the Amber Weather Warning issued by the Met Office for snow and ice.  For this reason, ...Read More

PARENTS EVENING & AFTER SCHOOL DETENTIONS POSTPONED – THE SCHOOL WILL CLOSE AT 4pm.

31/01/2019

Dear Parent/Carer   We have been monitoring the MetOffice weather warnings, and in view of the predicted poor weather from 4pm this evening, we have made the difficult decision to close the school at 4pm.   We apologise to Year 9 parents who will have made arr ...Read More

TBS parkrun postponed this weekend

31/01/2019

The planned TBS does parkrun scheduled for this Saturday 2nd February has been cancelled, a new date will be released shortly. ...Read More

Caterlink Upcoming Special Menu's

Caterlink Upcoming Special Menu’s

29/01/2019

Check out some of Caterlink’s upcoming Special Menu’s, to be served in The Kitchen across the coming few weeks: ...Read More

House Badminton

24/01/2019

Throughout this week students from all year groups have been/will be taking part in a House Badminton competition. Taking place at lunchtimes across the week (schedule and results below), teams are formed of 6 girls and 6 boys from each house, except Years 10 and 11 who ...Read More

Image Mapping Workshop delivered by Bournemouth University

Image Mapping Workshop delivered by Bournemouth University

18/01/2019

This Wednesday I took part in a workshop put on by Bournemouth University to teach a group of GCSE and A level art students how to use an image mapping software. Around 16 students from different year groups were involved in this session. This is in preparation for part ...Read More

Year 10 Geography Trip to Bristol (Letter)

15/01/2019

Download Letter Here Dear Parents / Carers,   We are planning a field visit to Bristol city centre in order to complete the compulsory fieldwork requirement of the GCSE Geography Edexcel course. The visit is essential to enable students to collect the primary data ...Read More

Three TBS students represent Dorset at South West Cross Country Championships

Three TBS students represent Dorset at South West Cross Country Championships

11/01/2019

A huge well done and congratulations to students Michael (Year 13), Tom (Year 10) and Jay (Year 9) (all pictured below) who have recently represented Dorset at the South West Championships recently. All students were said to have performed well – congratulations! ...Read More