The Blandford School – Statement

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 were already off site. Had it occurred at a time when any school activities were operating, all students would have been fully supervised by members of our staff in line with our policies. The Blandford School has always sought and acted upon advice from the local authority regarding both on-site safety and the safeguarding of members of its community. Following a standard police review of our premises, a large number of CCTV cameras had already been installed and increased security measures during school hours had been implemented.

As has always been the case, we would ask that parents, students and members of our community remain vigilant at all times and continue to share any concerns directly with us.

Mrs Sally Wilson Headteacher
Mrs Sue Hough Chair of Governors