School Local History

On this page we look at some of the history of The Blandford School.

Niall Stoddart, an ex teacher, has spent in excess of 1,500 hours since 2012 researching the War Memorials found at the school.

The fruits of his labour can be found here – School War Memorials

An ex pupil, Albert Cole, was part of a Lancaster Bomber crew which crashed and died at St Martin-sur-Oreuse in France.

A new memorial was unveiled at the crash site and The Blandford School was privileged to be invited to lay a wreath. Details and pictures from the ceremony are below.

29 June, 2022


Updated 17/02/2022

Dear Parent/Carer

On the advice of Dorset Council, due to storm Eunice all schools in Dorset have been advised to close due to the Red Weather Warning in place for Dorset from the Met Office.  Therefore, The Blandford School will be closed in line with this advice on Friday, 18 February and no school transport will be running throughout Dorset.  School will reopen on Monday, 28 February 2022.<