Welcome to our website

Lorna Lyons

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.


Sixth Form Team

Welcome from the Head Boy & Head Girl

Welcome! It’s remarkable to think that the end to our time at Gillingham School has finally crept up on us and we now have to explore the idea of finally being an ‘adult’ in the real world away from the family environment of Gillingham. We can honestly say that being a student for the last seven years here has allowed us to become the best version of ourselves.


Latest News



German Exchange students arrive home safelyGerman Exchange students arrive home safelyAfter a very successful and enjoyable trip<p></p>2017-07-24T21:45:27ZNews Post
Newsletter 10 - July 2017Newsletter 10 - July 20172017-07-24T21:31:53Zapplication/pdf Document Stories/Newsletter 10 - July 2017 website version.pdf
Calendar ProblemsCalendar Problems<p>​Some people have reported issues accessing the calendar from the top navigation menu, this is now fixed!</p>2017-07-20T11:02:24ZNews Post
Final Reminder for the Med TripFinal Reminder for the Med Trip2017-07-20T09:52:36Zapplication/pdf Document Trip final reminders JDA.pdf
Looking forward to next year for sixth form students from Mrs CrossLooking forward to next year for sixth form students from Mrs Cross2017-07-20T09:52:42Zapplication/pdf Document of Yr 12 letter 2017.pdf
Students down books and pens to compete in Sports DayStudents down books and pens to compete in Sports Day<p>​On Monday 17th July, students will be competing throughout the day in athletics, rounders, hand ball, mountain biking and other events. The day is rounded off with a tug of war event, staff against sixth form students.</p>2017-07-17T07:53:41ZNews Post

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Upcoming Events



Staff development dayStaff development day04/09/2017 00:00:0004/09/2017 23:59:00True
Year 7 and Sixth Form in schoolYear 7 and Sixth Form in school05/09/2017 00:00:0005/09/2017 23:59:00True
All year groups in schoolAll year groups in school06/09/2017 00:00:0006/09/2017 23:59:00True
DofE enrolment evening DofE enrolment evening Youth Centre12/09/2017 00:00:0012/09/2017 23:59:00True
Drama trip SalisburyDrama trip Salisbury14/09/2017 00:00:0014/09/2017 23:59:00True
Liddington tripLiddington trip15/09/2017 00:00:0017/09/2017 23:59:00True
Brecon Beacons tripBrecon Beacons trip22/09/2017 00:00:0024/09/2017 23:59:00True
UK university & apprenticeship fayre - BristolUK university & apprenticeship fayre - Bristol22/09/2017 00:00:0022/09/2017 23:59:00True

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