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Welcome from the Headteacher

Welcome to the website of Gillingham School in North Dorset, in the heart of the beautiful Blackmore Vale. Founded by benefactors in 1516, we are proud of the school’s long history, and privileged to offer a quality and enjoyable educational experience open to all young people from the town of Gillingham and its surrounding villages – and indeed to a number of students from further afield in Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset.


Welcome from the Head Boy & Head Girl

Welcome! We both arrived at Gillingham School 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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Sixth Form Information EveningSixth Form Information Evening2017-09-21T09:53:41Zapplication/pdf Document Stories/6th Form Advert.pdf
An Invitation for Parents to Meet our New HeadteacherAn Invitation for Parents to Meet our New Headteacher2017-09-15T15:34:04Zapplication/pdf Document PN.pdf
Key Calendar Dates 2017-2018Key Calendar Dates 2017-20182017-09-15T15:30:17Zapplication/pdf Document Stories/key calendar dates.pdf
Year 6 Open EveningYear 6 Open Evening2017-09-12T15:29:26Zapplication/pdf Document Stories/open evening invite.pdf
OFSTED Report 2017OFSTED Report 2017<p>​Please find a letter from our headteacher about our OFSTED Report <a href="/Documents/Letters/Ofsted%20letter.pdf" target="_blank">here.</a></p><p>And follow <a href="/Documents/Ofsted/2017.pdf">this</a> link for the OFSTED Report</p>2017-09-11T09:57:05ZNews Post
Wednesday 13th in the afternoon former students will be coming into school to talk to sixth form students about university life.Wednesday 13th in the afternoon former students will be coming into school to talk to sixth form students about university life.2017-09-11T08:01:28ZNews Bulletin

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Upcoming Events



UK university & apprenticeship fayre - BristolUK university & apprenticeship fayre - Bristol22/09/2017 00:00:0022/09/2017 23:59:00True
Julia's House Hospice visitJulia's House Hospice visit22/09/2017 00:00:0022/09/2017 23:59:00True
Brecon Beacons tripBrecon Beacons trip22/09/2017 15:00:0024/09/2017 15:00:00False
Physics trip to HeatrixPhysics trip to Heatrix25/09/2017 08:00:0025/09/2017 12:15:00False
Year 12/13 art tripYear 12/13 art trip26/09/2017 00:00:0026/09/2017 23:59:00True
DofE Awards EveningDofE Awards EveningMain School Hall26/09/2017 00:00:0026/09/2017 23:59:00True
Year 6 Open EveningYear 6 Open Evening28/09/2017 17:30:0028/09/2017 19:30:00False
Digital Wave ConferenceDigital Wave Conference02/10/2017 00:00:0002/10/2017 23:59:00True

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