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July 2020 Newsletter

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Subject Videos

The first video available to view is the Y11 – Y12 Step Up Weeks 6 & 7 video :-    

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Dorset Careers Live

The Dorset Careers Hub Cornerstone Employer Group welcomes students in Years 10-13 and their parents/carers to join a Dorset Careers Live webinar providing an introduction to Allied Healthcare Professions. The[…]

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Speakers For Schools – Virtual Talks

Here is Next Week’s full VTALK Schedule. Available to all students!   WEEK STARTING MONDAY 6TH JULY 2020   DATE SPEAKER INFO Mon 6th July 10am Add to calendar  […]

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The Ickabog a New Story by J.K. Rowling inc Drawing Competition

Click here to read the new story by J.k. Rowling – The Ickabog

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Interview in Independent Education Today

Sally Wilson has been interviewed by Independent Education Today for an article on state/private school partnerships. Along with Mark Mortimer, headmaster at Bryanston she talks about the strengthening bond of[…]

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A Welcome from the Head…

Welcome to The Blandford School, an 11-18 secondary set in a beautiful 18 acre campus in the heart of rural Dorset. As Headteacher, I speak for our Governing Board and staff team to say how proud we are of our students and how much we enjoy working with them.

The school offers a broad and balanced curriculum which is proven to meet the varied needs of our students and ensure they leave us able to lead happy, fulfilling lives and contribute positively to society. In 2018 our GCSE results were excellent and placed us in the top 27% of schools in the country, including selective schools; in the same year, our sixth form was placed fourth amongst Dorset sixth forms, including the independent sector.

Respect, positive attitudes to learning, effort and perseverance are central to our ethos; we do have high expectations in terms of attendance, punctuality and standards of uniform – we are ultimately preparing young people for the world of work and we take our role seriously in this.

I hope you enjoy the changes we have made to our website, changes which have been agreed with input from students, staff and parents. To ensure we are able to receive regular feedback from the community, we have added a Feedback Form to the site; please let us know your views, including if the information we are presenting meets your needs.

If you wish to visit the school at any time of the day, please make contact. We will look forward to showing you round.

Mrs Sally Wilson

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Safeguarding Statement

At The Blandford School we recognise that the welfare of children is paramount and
we take seriously our duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of the young people in our care.

Safeguarding is:
• protecting children from maltreatment;
• preventing the impairment of children’s health or development;
• ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
• taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

All children have the right to be safeguarded from harm or exploitation whatever their:
• age
• health or disability
• gender or sexual orientation
• race, religion, belief or first language
• political or immigration status

Governors, staff and regular volunteers in this school understand the importance of taking appropriate action and are committed to working in partnership with children, their parents/carers and other agencies in order to safeguard children and promote their welfare.

Click here for the – COVID19 – Addendum to TBS CP and Safeguarding Policy Spring 2020

Click here for – Advice to parents and carers on keeping children safe from abuse and harm

04 August, 2020


Updated 20/07/2020


Click Here For – Reopening Plans


  1. Messages for parents/carers Years 11 & 13
  1. Child Protection and Student Welfare Concerns
  1. Health and Wellbeing
  1. Contact details for Heads of Faculty, Heads of Year, Senior Leadership Team and IT Systems Manager

Thank you very much for your support

Sally Wilson