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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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Message from Mr Nicholson re. Monday 5th NovemberMessage from Mr Nicholson re. Monday 5th November2018-11-02T15:02:06Zapplication/pdf Document Stories/Message from Mr Nicholson re. Mon 5th Nov.pdf
Statement from the Headteacher - PLEASE READStatement from the Headteacher - PLEASE READ2018-11-01T15:30:45Zapplication/pdf Document Stories/Statement from The Headteacher - PLEASE READ.pdf
Next Steps Evening - 1st NovemberNext Steps Evening - 1st November2018-10-17T11:10:50Zapplication/pdf Document and shaftesbury news (002).pdf
Important Design & Technology Info for Parents Important Design & Technology Info for Parents <div><br></div><div>Dear Parents/Guardians,</div><div> </div><div>Many of you will be unaware that the Design & Technology Department has not had running hot water for the last three weeks due to the boiler breaking down.  Obviously, this has impacted the food department heavily, and staff have worked tirelessly to try to ensure that as many practical lessons go ahead as possible.  Sadly, we have just been informed that we are unlikely to have hot water for a further two weeks, minimum.</div><div> </div><div>As such, we are going to be reducing the number of practical lessons that students will be carrying out over the next few weeks.  We will be prioritising Year 11 and A Level essential practical lessons, and cancelling planned lessons from years 7-10.  The exception to this is for recipes that students have already done the preparation for in a previous lesson (such as making pastry ready for cutting the following lesson). </div><div> </div><div>Many thanks for your cooperation at this time.  Any enquiries can be directed to Mrs Lewis at </div><div> </div><div>C Custard & N Hann</div><div>Heads of Design</div><div><br></div>2018-10-05T14:31:30ZNews Post
Newsletter 1 - September/October 2018Newsletter 1 - September/October 20182018-10-05T09:54:47Zapplication/pdf Document Stories/September2018.pdf
Would you like a FREE instrument loan for the year?Would you like a FREE instrument loan for the year?<div>We would love to get more students playing the following instruments and so Dorset Music Service are kindly offering us a free loan for this academic year of any of the following:</div><div>Oboe, viola, tenor horn, double bass, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, euphonium, and piccolo.</div><div>If you would be interested in taking up this fantastic offer then please come and have a chat with me or your class Music teacher.</div><div><br></div><div>The school also has a bassoon, trombone, and a French horn waiting to loan out for free. For example, if you already read the bass clef from playing the piano then why not consider starting the bassoon to expand your musical horizons and playing opportunities. Again, please come and have a chat with me or your class teacher if you want to find out more.</div><div><br></div><div>Mr Carey</div><div>Head of Music</div>2018-10-04T08:53:38ZNews Post

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