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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

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 Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City in the morning and after another Chinese lunch ...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

Celebrating Success: Presentation Evening

Celebrating Success: Presentation Evening

09/01/2019

On the evening of Thursday 20th December staff, the local community, parents and students past and present attended The Blandford School’s annual Presentation Evening, celebrating the record breaking success in the last academic year. Prizes were awarded for academic ...Read More

TONIGHT’S GCSE ART MEETING IS CANCELLED

09/01/2019

Tonight’s meeting regarding the GCSE Art examination paper has unfortunately had to be postponed due to staff illness. Details of a new date will be sent as soon as possible. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. ...Read More

Parent/Carer Letter 21st December 2018

21/12/2018

21 December 2018 Dear Parents/Carers As we close for the Christmas and New Year break, I wanted to take the opportunity to update you on recent school matters. In the last few weeks, the national picture for school performance has been released and has allowed us to ref ...Read More

NO FURTHER ART SESSIONS ON SATURDAYS THIS TERM

14/12/2018

Please be aware that there are no further Saturday art sessions running this term. ...Read More

Multiple awards for Year 10 student representing the Dorset Ladies Cricket

Multiple awards for Year 10 student representing the Dorset Ladies Cricket

13/12/2018

Congratulations to Year 10 student Mollie for winning a number of awards at the recent Dorset Ladies cricket awards.                 Among other awards Mollie won were U15 player of the season and Batter of the Season across all a ...Read More

Non-Uniform Day – Fri 14th December

13/12/2018

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! https://www.mind.org.u ...Read More

The Blandford School – Statement

07/12/2018

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 wer ...Read More

TBS DesignTeacher to appear on Channel 4 this Thursday!

TBS DesignTeacher to appear on Channel 4 this Thursday!

02/12/2018

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 st ...Read More

DPCC Newsletter Autumn 2018

30/11/2018

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 L ...Read More

The Blandford School Christmas Lunch Menu

The Blandford School Christmas Lunch Menu

29/11/2018

This year’s festive lunch menu will be served on Thursday 13th December. ...Read More

Upcoming Community Kitchen Dates

29/11/2018

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 ...Read More

PE Lessons over the winter months

29/11/2018

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 provid ...Read More

DORSET SCHOOL ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS CONSULTATION – 2020/2021

26/11/2018

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- ...Read More

Saturday Art Sessions – Important Notice

26/11/2018

Please note that the final Saturday Art session held between now and Christmas will be on Saturday 8th December only. ...Read More

Reminder: Bovington Tank Museum Trip

22/11/2018

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. ...Read More

Year 10 students deliver huge TBS donation to local Foodbank.

Year 10 students deliver huge TBS donation to local Foodbank.

20/11/2018

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 col ...Read More

TBS does 'parkrun'

TBS does ‘parkrun’

15/11/2018

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 ...Read More

Halloween Horror Reading Event a Thrilling Success!

Halloween Horror Reading Event a Thrilling Success!

14/11/2018

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 To ...Read More

Year 10 student represents Dorset Schools Football Team

14/11/2018

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! ...Read More

YMCA Sleep Easy Event for Sixth Form Students

09/11/2018

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 wea ...Read More

Year 7 Geography Field Trip Letter

07/11/2018

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 retur ...Read More