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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.


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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School is open today (Monday 19th March). Please travel carefully!School is open today (Monday 19th March). Please travel carefully!2018-03-19T07:33:03ZNews Bulletin
Important NoteImportant Note<p>We plan for School to be open on Monday 19th March. The final decision will be made in the morning depending on the state of the grounds, overnight snowfall, and transportation etc. Please assume that School is open unless we advertise otherwise.​</p>2018-03-18T18:05:53ZNews Post
Carol Concert 2017 - MusicCarol Concert 2017 - Music<p style="margin-bottom:6px;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#1d2129;background-color:#ffffff;"></p><div>You can now listen to musical performances on our website! &#127925;</div><div><br></div><div>On our Extra-Curricular Music webpage, you'll have the opportunity to listen to a recording from our Concert Band during our Carol Concert in December 2017.</div><div><br></div><div>The title of the music is 'As Tears Fall on Dawn's New Light' and we hope you enjoy listening to it. The band did a great job at the concert.</div><div><br></div><div>Listen to it <a href="/PublishingImages/Audio%20Files/Carol%20Concert%202017%20MP3.mp3">here. </a></div><div><br></div><div>Carol Concert CDs are also now ready for collection so please see Mr Carey if you ordered one. &#128191;</div><div><br></div><div>We hope to upload more of our performances in the future so stay tuned!</div>2018-03-15T12:58:31ZNews Post
Sport Relief Mile - Friday 23rd March Sport Relief Mile - Friday 23rd March 2018-03-12T12:10:06Zapplication/pdf Document Stories/sr18_schools_mile-event-poster.pdf
Sixth Form News - Visit from North Dorset MP Simon HoareSixth Form News - Visit from North Dorset MP Simon Hoare2018-03-08T10:04:19Zapplication/pdf Document Stories/Visit from North Dorset MP Simon Hoare.pdf
Skills and Learning Apprenticeship Information Evenings Spring 2018 Skills and Learning Apprenticeship Information Evenings Spring 2018 2018-03-06T13:25:53Zapplication/pdf Document 2018 A5 flyers - posters (2).pdf

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Upcoming Events



French ExchangeFrench Exchange14/03/2018 00:00:0023/03/2018 23:59:00True
Year 11 parents eveningYear 11 parents evening22/03/2018 17:00:0022/03/2018 20:00:00False
Sports Leaders course 4 Year 9Sports Leaders course 4 Year 923/03/2018 09:00:0023/03/2018 15:30:00False
Year 12 Geography Skern tripYear 12 Geography Skern trip25/03/2018 00:00:0029/03/2018 23:00:00False
Creative Arts Awards EveningCreative Arts Awards Evening27/03/2018 00:00:0027/03/2018 23:59:00True
Gillingham Family primary school Year 5/6 football festival @ Mere Gillingham Family primary school Year 5/6 football festival @ Mere 28/03/2018 12:00:0028/03/2018 15:00:00False
Easter breakEaster break30/03/2018 00:00:0013/04/2018 23:59:00True
Staff development dayStaff development day16/04/2018 00:00:0016/04/2018 23:59:00True

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