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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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September Newsletter 2019September Newsletter 20192019-09-27T12:25:47Zapplication/pdf Document Stories/September Newsletter 2019.pdf
Important UCAS informationImportant UCAS information2019-09-16T09:06:18Zapplication/pdf Document Stories/Important UCAS information.pdf
Welcome Back Letter 2019Welcome Back Letter 20192019-09-11T10:29:33Zapplication/pdf Document Back Letter 2019.pdf
Instrumental Lessons Letter September 2019Instrumental Lessons Letter September 20192019-09-09T12:19:02Zapplication/pdf Document Lessons Letter September 2019.pdf
Newsletter 8 - July 2019Newsletter 8 - July 20192019-07-19T09:02:21Zapplication/pdf Document Stories/July Newsletter 2019.pdf
CALLING ALL EX-STUDENTS WHO HAVE GONE ON TO UNIVERSITYCALLING ALL EX-STUDENTS WHO HAVE GONE ON TO UNIVERSITY<div>You are invited to an event which involves ex-Gillingham School students who have gone on to university. The idea is to help us in supporting Year 12s as they start the UCAS application process.</div><div><br></div><div>You probably remember attending just such an event when you were in Year 12 and I hope that you recall it as an afternoon that helped your plans for the future take shape.</div><div>We are planning an informal afternoon on Tuesday 16th July from 12.40 – 3.40pm when you would chat to small groups of sixth formers, who are interested in your subject and/or university, about your experience of university life. You would not be expected to make a formal presentation, simply to give information about the course content, the institution itself and offer first-hand experience of student life in general.</div><div><br></div><div>A number of past pupils are being invited to participate in this event, representing a range of courses and universities; we intend to group individuals together to encourage discussion and an exchange of ideas.</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. As staff, we 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 12.40pm. In the past few years, it has proved a very popular occasion with all those involved.</div><div><br></div><div>Please indicate as soon as possible whether or not you are able to come on the afternoon of the 16th July by emailing me at Please add a note to confirm the title of your course and university for my records.</div><div><br></div><div>I very much look forward to hearing from you.</div><div><br></div><div>Yours sincerely,</div><div><br></div><div>Jane McCarthy</div><div>Senior Assistant Head of Sixth Form</div>2019-06-19T11:43:48ZNews Post

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