Vision, Values and Strategic Objectives

Vision Statement

The opportunity to educate children brings with it a huge responsibility to provide the best all-round education possible whilst preparing young people for happiness and success in their adult lives. This is a responsibility myself and the team at The Blandford School take very seriously, we care very much for each individual child and pride ourselves on a community in which students feel valued.

Schooldays should be fun and enjoyable, I see it as our responsibility to broaden children’s interests and develop their personal qualities. To do this we focus on respect, effort, positive attitudes to learning and perseverance. You would expect us to have high expectations, and we do; a positive partnership and the support of parents/carers is essential to this.


Our values are based on REAP and underpin everything we do in school as individuals, year groups, houses and as staff. Our ethos is heavily influenced by the following :

Respect (ensure we are polite, well-mannered and respect the rights we all have).
Effort (challenge ourselves, be ambitious and do our best).
Attitude (have a positive attitude in every situation).
Perseverance (show resilience and determination).

Strategic Objectives

The Full Governing Board have also determined the following Strategic Objectives at the school :

To focus rigorously on student progress.
To ensure leaders and governors relentlessly pursue excellence.
To provide outstanding guidance and welfare provision.
To ensure our curriculum is rich, relevant, broad and balanced.
To recruit, retain and develop specialist, motivated and innovative staff.
To maintain a good reputation and be the secondary school of choice in the local community and beyond.


Finally, leaving the big picture aside, we love seeing ex-students achieve and enjoy hearing of their successes. If you are an ex-student please get in touch and let us know your news!

23 January, 2021


Updated 07/01/2021


Dear Parent/Carer

Please be aware that the school is currently only open by arrangement to children of keyworkers and vulnerable students.


Sally Wilson


23 January, 2021


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