Sixth Form OCR Sport Students

Sixth Form OCR Sport Students

  • September 15, 2021

As a department we have decided to have a kit for the Sixth Form OCR sport students.  We have made a deal with the sports firm Pendle and we have opened a club shop where you can purchase the kit we have chosen. Please click the link: https://the-purbeck-school.pendlesportswear.co.uk/. Each item will have the specialised Purbeck School OCR sport badge and the students initials to personalise them to the individuals. This

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Sophie Waylen Memorial Tree

Sophie Waylen Memorial Tree

  • September 14, 2021

As members of our school community will remember, last year we lost Sophie Waylen weeks after she had left our sixth form to begin her undergraduate studies at University West of England in Bristol. Since Sophie’s passing, the school and Sophie’s family have collaborated in continued remembrance of her many wonderful qualities including her vitality, good humour and dedication to studying. In July, the inaugural Sophie Waylen Prize for Excellence

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Purbeck students’ run makes it quarter of the way to Rwanda by foot

Purbeck students’ run makes it quarter of the way to Rwanda by foot

  • July 23, 2021

Students and staff break new school fundraising record and raise £2,400. Since the launch of our annual #PurbeckRunToRwanda on 28th May, The Purbeck School’s students and staff took part in sponsored running and walking, together aiming to make up the 6,088 miles between Wareham and Kigali, Rwanda. Add this to the combination of a non-uniform day, ice-cream sales and sport activities, which were all organised by Charity Prefects, means that all donations add up

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Mental health bus for teenagers is one stop closer

Mental health bus for teenagers is one stop closer

  • July 23, 2021

The Purbeck School students raise £870 for #WillDoes charity set up in the honour of local student In the memory of William Paddy, they aim to raise awareness of the mental health issues faced by young people, and donate to projects supporting those in need. This includes improving social spaces and outdoors activities, as well as support for individuals experiencing anxiety, bereavement or other mental or physical hardship. The total

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Fantastic News from a Past Psychology Student!

Fantastic News from a Past Psychology Student!

  • July 22, 2021

Rosie Lucas has achieved a First Class Degree for a Batchelor of Science with Honours in Psychology Rosie emailed and said thank you to Mrs B Armstrong ‘for all your help and support during A-Level Psychology …’it would not have been possible without your support, so thank you very much’. Rosie is also going to be the student speaker at her graduation ceremony.  She stated ‘I  wouldn’t have had the

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Changes to track and trace from 19th July

Changes to track and trace from 19th July

  • July 16, 2021

Dear Parent/Carer Re: Changes to contact tracing in education and childcare settings As you may be aware, the Prime Minister announced on 12 July that Step 4 of the roadmap would go ahead on 19 July. One of the key changes that will take place from 19 July is that education and childcare settings will no longer be asked to conduct routine contact tracing. As with positive cases in any

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Update: The end of term and the start of next term

Update: The end of term and the start of next term

  • July 16, 2021

Dear Parent/Carer I wanted to write about the school response to the opening up of society and the removal of Covid restrictions as of Monday 19th July. As you will be aware we have had a number of confirmed Covid cases in the school over the past few weeks. Therefore, we will be keeping all of our Covid protocols in school until the end of term. This includes the compulsory

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Burns Price Foundation – Change-Makers Initiative

Burns Price Foundation – Change-Makers Initiative

  • July 9, 2021

Student Grant for STEAM Last year an initiative launched in collaboration with the Burns Price Foundation to give access to £100 starter grants to young people aged 11-19 to work on STEAM (science, tech, engineering, art, math) related projects that help them gain new skills and also create a positive benefit to their community. There is no deadline for applications nor is there a cap on the amount of students

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Run to Rwanda Non-Uniform & Fundraising Day – Friday 25th June

Run to Rwanda Non-Uniform & Fundraising Day – Friday 25th June

  • June 23, 2021

On Friday the 25th of June, Purbeck’s Run to Rwanda event is coming to an end with a non-uniform day and fundraising activities. Donations from everyone’s sponsored runs and walks will be collected and this will be combined with money collected during the day. Students can wear any sensible home clothes (see Dress Code below), and should include something the same colour as the Rwandan flag – yellow, green or blue – and bring in a £1 donation.   Please watch Max and Grace telling first hand why it is so

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Focus on Organic Chemistry Webinar, with UEA and Nottingham University

Focus on Organic Chemistry Webinar, with UEA and Nottingham University

  • June 22, 2021

35 year 12 Chemistry students today took part in a webinar titled: Focus on Organic Chemistry, with UEA and Nottingham University. The interactive sessions focussed on combining delocalised aromatic ring systems (UEA) and self-assembly of organic molecules (Nottingham).  Both sessions enabled students to respond using online chat and also concluded with a brief synopsis of the chemistry, and chemistry related courses available at each university.