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Welcome from the Headteacher

Welcome to Gillingham School in North Dorset, set in the heart of the beautiful Blackmore Vale. Founded by benefactors in 1516, Gillingham School is proud and privileged to offer a quality and enjoyable educational experience that is open to all young people from the town of Gillingham, its surrounding villages and indeed, to young people further afield in Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset.

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Welcome from the Head Boy & Head Girl

Welcome to Gillingham School! We both arrived here as year seven students, nervous at the prospect of starting at such a different school to our primary schools. Oh how the times have changed. As these years have seemingly flown by Gillingham School has helped us develop into the best we can possibly be, not only growing academically, but also helping us prepare for the future wherever that may lead. Over our time here we’ve made new friends, experienced great adventures and been given the opportunity to discover who we want to be.

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Year 11 Careers & Employment Support from Ansbury GuidanceYear 11 Careers & Employment Support from Ansbury Guidance2018-07-20T09:38:05Zapplication/pdf Documenthttps://www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk/Documents/YR11_ecard.pdf
SPORTS DAY - Swimming Gala Results SPORTS DAY - Swimming Gala Results <div>Only 2 points separating first and second place...</div><div>Many thanks to all the swimmers yesterday! Great effort!</div><div>Good luck to everyone competing today!</div><div>Mr Yeo</div><div>Head of Physical Education</div>2018-07-17T09:07:17ZNews Posthttps://www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=42
Sports Day News Sports Day News <p style="margin-top:6px;margin-bottom:6px;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#1d2129;background-color:#ffffff;">The first results are in! <br>Archery took place this week with Hurley winning overall. They shall be added into the grand total on Tuesday.</p><div class="text_exposed_show" style="display:inline;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#1d2129;background-color:#ffffff;"><p style="margin-bottom:6px;font-family:inherit;">Lots of activities taking place next week -<br>Swimming will be happening on Monday lunchtime at <a class="profileLink" href="https://www.facebook.com/riversmeetgillingham/?fref=mentions" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=249688615141903&extragetparams=%7B%22fref%22%3A%22mentions%22%7D" data-hovercard-prefer-more-content-show="1" style="color:#365899;cursor:pointer;text-decoration-line:none;font-family:inherit;">RiversMeet</a>(12:45pm meet at the Scout Hut). <br>The remaining activities - mountain biking, athletics, climbing, tug of war, tennis, handball, rounders and table tennis will take place on Tuesday.</p><p style="margin-top:6px;margin-bottom:6px;font-family:inherit;">Please ensure your child is prepared for the day - lots of water, suncream and a hat required as the forecast is to remain warm.</p><p style="margin-top:6px;margin-bottom:6px;font-family:inherit;">Head of Physical Education<br>Gillingham School</p></div>2018-07-12T11:00:43ZNews Posthttps://www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=41
Sixth Form Open Evening - Thursday 29th NovemberSixth Form Open Evening - Thursday 29th November2018-07-10T13:44:09ZNews Bulletinhttps://www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=40
Wednesday 18th July - Ex-Student Event for Current Sixth Formers Wednesday 18th July - Ex-Student Event for Current Sixth Formers <p style="margin-bottom:6px;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#1d2129;background-color:#ffffff;"><span class="_5mfr _47e3" style="line-height:0;vertical-align:middle;margin:0px 1px;font-family:inherit;"></span> </p><div class="text_exposed_show" style="display:inline;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#1d2129;background-color:#ffffff;"><div>&#128104;‍&#127891;Calling all ex-students who are currently studying at university or who have just graduated...&#128105;‍&#127891;</div><div><br></div><div>On 18th July, Gillingham School has its annual event involving ex-students coming into school to talk to Year 12 about their experiences. The idea is to help us in supporting our current Year 12s as they begin the UCAS application process.</div><div><br></div><div>It will be an informal afternoon on Wednesday 18th July - chatting to small groups of sixth formers who are interested in the subject you study/studied and/or university and about your experience of university life.</div><div><br></div><div>If you are able to attend, you will be providing invaluable help for our Year 12s as they face an important period of decision making. Staff also welcome the opportunity to meet our leavers and catch up on your news. There will be lunch provided in the Sixth Form Canteen from 1pm.</div><div><br></div><div>Please could you email jmccarthy@gillingham-dorset.co.uk if you are interested in this opportunity.</div></div>2018-07-05T08:25:47ZNews Posthttps://www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=39
Sports Day 2018Sports Day 20182018-07-06T13:52:49Zapplication/pdf Documenthttps://www.gillingham-dorset.co.uk/Documents/Letters/Sports Day 2018.pdf

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German exchangeGerman exchange16/07/2018 00:00:0025/07/2018 23:59:00True
CERN tripCERN trip20/07/2018 00:00:0022/07/2018 23:59:00True
Summer breakSummer break26/07/2018 00:00:0031/08/2018 23:59:00True
A Level results dayA Level results day16/08/2018 00:00:0016/08/2018 23:59:00True
GCSE results dayGCSE results day23/08/2018 00:00:0023/08/2018 23:59:00True
Staff development dayStaff development day03/09/2018 00:00:0003/09/2018 23:59:00True
Year 7 and Sixth Form in schoolYear 7 and Sixth Form in school04/09/2018 00:00:0004/09/2018 23:59:00True
All students in schoolAll students in school05/09/2018 00:00:0005/09/2018 23:59:00True

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