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Year 11 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

TBS Student scores as Dorset U14's win 6-0!

TBS Student scores as Dorset U14’s win 6-0!

06/11/2018

A massive congratulations to all the girls involved in the 6-0 win for Dorset U14’s vs Devon last night, but a particular well done to our own Year 9 student Jaz who scored one of the goals! ...Read More

Year 13 student becomes National Taekwondo Champion!

Year 13 student becomes National Taekwondo Champion!

30/10/2018

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 ...Read More

Amazon Smile - Special Offer

Amazon Smile – Special Offer

30/10/2018

Amazon’s initiative – Amazon Smile, has allowed Amazon to donate over $100,000,000 to participating charities around the world. As a particpating charity (Friends of The Blandford School), Amazon have let us know that until the 2nd November, Amazon are celeb ...Read More

IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSAGE: Bikes & Scooters

29/10/2018

Dear Parents/Carers   We are receiving an increasing number of concerns regarding unsafe riding of scooters and bicycles from members of the public.   Specifically, these relate to students who are riding against the flow of oncoming traffic, and riding across ...Read More

Changes to Bl3 & Bl4 Bus Timetables

Changes to Bl3 & Bl4 Bus Timetables

18/10/2018

Please click the images below to view the changes to the BL3 & BL4 bus timetables. The Bl3 changes will take effect after half term, and the BL4 changes will take effect on November 5th. ...Read More

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

17/10/2018

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 lead ...Read More

'Friends of The Blandford School' charity now available to support through Amazon Smile

‘Friends of The Blandford School’ charity now available to support through Amazon Smile

15/10/2018

The Friends of The Blandford School charity is now available to support through Amazon’s ‘Amazon Smile’ programme. AmazonSmile is a ‘simple and automatic way for you to support a charity of your choice every time you shop, at no cost to you. Whe ...Read More

Year 10 Parents’ Information Evening Powerpoint

14/10/2018

Please find the download link to the Powerpoint presentation shown on Year 10 Parents’ Information Evening held last Thursday 11th October 2018.   DOWNLOAD LINK: Year 10 Parents’ Information Evening Powerpoint ...Read More

TBS student to represent Dorset after successful football trials

08/10/2018

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 – ...Read More

House Cross Country Success!

House Cross Country Success!

04/10/2018

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, student ...Read More

The 2019 Blandford School production is...

The 2019 Blandford School production is…

03/10/2018

OLIVER! The Blandford School is excited to announce that the July 2019 School Production will be…OLIVER! Oliver! the musical is an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel about a young orphan named Oliver Twist, who falls in with a group of street-urchin pickpo ...Read More

Spectacular Sporting September for Year 10 Student!

Spectacular Sporting September for Year 10 Student!

01/10/2018

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 ...Read More

The Blandford School Lower School Awards Evening 2018

The Blandford School Lower School Awards Evening 2018

27/09/2018

On Monday 24th September 2018 The Blandford School opened it’s doors to parents, carers and students to celebrate at the annual Lower School Awards evening. The Lower School Awards evening is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the hard work and achievement of s ...Read More

Year 9 students receive County call ups!

25/09/2018

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 Ac ...Read More

Year 12 Parents’ Information Evening

10/09/2018

Year 12 Parents’ Information Evening Wednesday 12th September 2018 6:00 – 7:00pm The Well   Dear parents/carers I was delighted to be able to welcome your child into The Blandford School Sixth Form last week. Although they have only been in school for f ...Read More

Trinity College London Musical Theatre in Production FULL REPORT from Evita

10/09/2018

Trinity College London. Musical Theatre in Production (EVITA) Grade 7 The Blandford School 19th July 2018   Marks Awarded Group Dynamic This was an impressive production which successfully engaged the energy and commitment of its young cast. The meticulously timed ...Read More

Introducing the new Head Boy & Head Girl

06/09/2018

We would like to introduce ourselves. I am Ben Knight and this is Alice McNab.  We were appointed Head Boy and Girl in July and are really looking forward to representing the students and leading the new Student Forum. Ben: ‘Both of us have different experiences ...Read More

Caterlink Menu & Bulletin

06/09/2018

Caterlink are a  leading independently owned caterer focusing solely on the State education sector across the UK in Secondary, Primary, College and 6th Forms. Caterlink provides fresh, healthy food to over 700 clients throughout the UK. We currently work with over 250 ...Read More

ParentPay Cards

03/09/2018

Across the next few days all students will receive their ParentPay cards for this school year. The new ParentPay card will be used for both printing in school and for purchasing food (optional). Replacement cards will be charged at £3. ...Read More

2018 – 2019 Curriculum Guides

03/09/2018

The 2018 – 2019 curriculum guides are now available to view under the Curriculum section of our website.   Year 7, 8 & 9 Guides: https://www.blandfordschool.org.uk/curriculum/key-stage-3/ Ks4 Guides: http://www.blandfordschool.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/KS ...Read More

Dates For Your Diary 2018 – 2019

29/08/2018

TERM DATES 2018-2019 Autumn Term 2018 Monday 3 September Staff Training Day Tuesday 4 September Year 7 & 12 staggered start Wednesday 5 September All students in Thursday 20 September Open Evening 6.00 – 8.30 p.m. Friday 21 September Staff Training Day Half Term H ...Read More

Email Changes - Summer 2018

Email Changes – Summer 2018

28/08/2018

Over the Summer holiday all email accounts will be migrated to a new Mail Server. This will happen in the background but when complete you will receive a message when you try to logon –                   Click on the li ...Read More

GCSE RESULTS: Records smashed for the second time this summer!

GCSE RESULTS: Records smashed for the second time this summer!

23/08/2018

Records smashed for the second time this summer It has, without doubt, been a magnificent summer for students and staff at The Blandford School. Last week saw post 16 students smash school records and year 11’s collecting their results today have followed suit. In the ...Read More