Dylan first discovered handball at Dorset School Games whilst playing for The Purbeck School’s U15 squad back in April 2017; in this he impressed some county coaches and was given Dorset handball trials along with some of his fellow teammates. After playing for Dorset handball for a short while Dylan decided to sign for Poole Phoenix, where he was able to develop his understanding and skills in the game. A
Last week the Purbeck School Sixth Form had the privilege to welcome Vikki Slade, a local councillor and Lib Dem candidate for Mid Dorset & North Poole MP seat, to the school. Vikki spoke about a wide range of key political issues of the day; including Brexit, the NHS and our current education system. Vikki then answered a number of challenging questions from our students, particularly focusing on Lib Dem
This is it! As the end of the academic year approaches, here are some vital notes for your information. Normal school will continue until Friday 10th May after which the revision period commences. From Monday 13th May you will be expected to attend all lessons in a subject until the final exam in that subject. From the 13th May attendance at QST and tutor time is not compulsory unless you
Hanna Field joined the University of Exeter Pathways Programme after joining our sixth form in year 12. Hanna has attended many subject activities at the university and after passing her online assessments, she has been awarded the title of “University of Exeter Senior Scholar”. Hanna is planning to commence undergraduate study in Theology and Religion at the University of Exeter later this year.
Last week we were delighted to invite back one of our ex-students Zoe Squirrel to talk to our current sixth formers. Zoe is a competitive para dressage rider based in Dorset. It was a privilege to hear her truly inspiring talk to our students about following your dreams, adapting your skills and abilities to succeed and to never give up.
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
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.
We are delighted to hear from The University of Oxford that our ex-student Harry Fagan not only achieved a ‘first class honours degree’ last year but has been awarded the ‘top graduate’ in his year!
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.
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