About Us

A Welcome from the Headteacher,

The Blandford School is a successful 11-18 secondary school and sixth form with approximately 1,000 students on roll. The vast majority of children join us in Year 7 and a high proportion remain with us through to the end of Year 13. Our positive reputation means we also have students from outside the area as well as young people previously educated in the private sector.

Our school values (REAP) stand for Respect, Effort, Attitude and Perseverance and every day our students embody these as they learn inside and outside the classroom as well as in social times, meeting visitors and members of the community. We encourage students of all abilities to be ambitious, challenge themselves, show resilience and be polite and well-mannered.

Our school site and grounds have seen major investment over the years and it is a daily pleasure to see students enjoying the facilities and surroundings.

Student success is measured in many different ways which includes success in public examinations.

In 2019 and 2018 our GCSE and post 16 students performed in line with top end schools in the country. At GCSE, our progress and attainment scores, which measure the rate of progress from KS2 SAT scores to GCSE and the quality of grades, were significantly above the national average including when compared to selective schools. Students of all abilities and needs perform well at TBS.

These results, were huge successes for boys (bucking the national trend) and the high ability. In 2019 at A Level, over a quarter of grades were A* – A and over half of grades were between A* – B, along with three quarters of grades achieved between Distinction* and Distinction in vocational qualifications. We compared extremely favourably to other Dorset secondaries and the independent sector.