Mentoring 2019 at The Purbeck School

Mentoring 2019 at The Purbeck School

We are half way through our mentoring programme 2019. Our fantastic year 11s are being mentored by our talented sixth formers in both years 12 and 13. Both year groups really do find the process incredibly rewarding, supporting and developing key skills as well as providing opportunities to discuss revision strategies (top tips!). Great effort all. Miss Mason

Year 13 Geography students take action on climate change

Year 13 Geography students take action on climate change

This week, in recognition of the stand students across the world are taking to prompt our governments acting further on the issue of climate change, our Year 13 A-Level Geography students wrote to our local MP, Michael Tomlinson, to express our concerns on the issue of climate change and the actions the government should be taking to mitigate against it. Read our letter here.

Sixth Former Welfare Team

Sixth Former Welfare Team

Sixth Former Welfare Team have launched this week their new drop in welfare service to the lower school pupils. The sixth formers have undergone in-house mentor training and studied for a Young Mental Health Champion qualification. The service is available to pupils every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday lunchtimes.

Entrepreneurial youngsters raise over £700 for charity on one morning

Entrepreneurial youngsters raise over £700 for charity on one morning

On the 21st December, students from one of Dorset’s top performing sixth forms, The Purbeck School in Wareham, spent the morning touring Wareham’s high street and local businesses raising money for two charities:  Purbeck Youth and Community Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Support. “We were overwhelmed with the generosity of the public. We had a fantastic warm welcome wherever we went and people donated more than I expected,” commented charity prefect

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True Life Conference

True Life Conference

On 7th December Year 12 & 13 Sociology students attended a ‘True Life Conference.’ This was a chance for students to develop their understanding of crime and deviance for their A-Level paper through engagement with reformed criminals. Students were able to hear first-hand about the factors which caused the criminals to offend, their experiences of the justice system including prison education, differing categories of prison and the challenges now facing

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A Christmas pudding with legs, a bottle of beer and a turkey?  It must be the Purbeck Sixth Form Charity Dress Up Day…

A Christmas pudding with legs, a bottle of beer and a turkey? It must be the Purbeck Sixth Form Charity Dress Up Day…

This Friday, the 21st of December, The Purbeck School 6th Form charity team will be holding their much loved Christmas costume dress up day where students of the 6th form will be going round the school, Wareham and Swanage between 8:50-10:50 with a festive smile on their face.  Money raised will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Research and the Purbeck Youth and Community Foundation.  Any donations will be appreciated so be sure to

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6th Form Netball Match

6th Form Netball Match

Purbeck 18 v St Edward 18 This was the 6th formers’ first match of the season and although the winter weather had arrived they did not let it affect their performance. All the way through the score was neck and neck, we would score followed by them scoring. They had a very tall shooter who was difficult to defend and rarely missed. However Fran and Anabel were on form and rarely

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The Purbeck School hosts the Dorset Aspiring Leaders Conference

The Purbeck School hosts the Dorset Aspiring Leaders Conference

With leadership at the forefront of people’s minds this week The Purbeck School hosted a ‘Dorset Aspiring Leaders Conference’. Head Boy, Josh Turner at The Purbeck School devised and organised a leadership conference to inspire and encourage strong leadership skills in young people. Over 60 sixth form students from 15 schools across Dorset joined the conference to listen to inspirational professional leaders discuss their roles, their views and advice on

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Sixth Form Open Evening

Sixth Form Open Evening

We warmly invite you to: The Purbeck School Sixth Form Open Evening   Thursday 22nd November 5.30pm to 7 pm With excellent academic results, Oxbridge entrants, award winning teachers, enrichment activities and trips, spacious and modern facilities; the Sixth Form offers a superb pathway to future careers. Teaching  staff will be available  to speak to and there will be information on the wider opportunities within the Sixth Form (e.g. enrichment, leadership &

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