World Book Day

World Book Day

  • March 2, 2020

Dear parents and guardians, We will be celebrating World Book Day on Friday 6th March this year.  There will be a number of activities running throughout the day celebrating and recognising the importance reading has to our students at the Purbeck School. For reasons that will

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English Year 5 and 6 Taster Session

English Year 5 and 6 Taster Session

  • December 16, 2019

On Wednesday 11th of December, over eighty year 5 and 6 students visited The Purbeck School for an afternoon taster session in English. The students, and some keen parents, enjoyed participating in a creative writing competition where the students found themselves having to compete to write

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Year 11 GCSE information evening

Year 11 GCSE information evening

  • December 4, 2019

Last Monday Year 11 students and parents attended the Year 11 information evening to find out more about the forthcoming mock and formal examinations. The powerpoint that was used by Mr Darley, Mr Morris, Mr Foyle, and Mr McNaughton is available here: Yr 11 GCSE information

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Celebration of Success Evening

Celebration of Success Evening

  • July 22, 2019

What an evening of celebration. Over 60 students received awards at The Purbeck School Celebration of Success Evening. Over 200 proud family members packed The Purbeck Hall as awards across all subject areas were presented by members of staff to students. The students ranged across the

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Summer Reading Recommendations

Summer Reading Recommendations

  • July 17, 2019

Dear Parents, Summer is a great time for your child to engage in reading for enjoyment. Not only will your child discover the joy of being lost in a book, it is an opportunity to practice the many skills and strategies learnt during the year. Bookworms

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Changes to Reading for Pleasure Home Learning

Changes to Reading for Pleasure Home Learning

  • April 4, 2019

Dear Parent or Guardian, At The Purbeck School, we know that completing home learning is essential to long term successes. It allows students to extend their learning and to reinforce what has been learnt in class. Daily home learning will continue to be in three 20

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Word rich learning at The Purbeck School

Word rich learning at The Purbeck School

  • October 19, 2018

Word rich learning at The Purbeck School All students at school and in the sixth form have been expanding their knowledge of ‘Tier 2 vocabulary’, words that are not specifically related to one subject but are essential in order to fully access the curriculum, media and

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Celebration of Success Evening

Celebration of Success Evening

  • July 25, 2018

With over 60 awards being given out, the Purbeck School ‘Celebration of Success evening’ was packed full of proud families, students and teaching staff. Awards were given out from each department and then there were individual house awards for those who had excelled across a number

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World Book Day cross-curricular workshop

World Book Day cross-curricular workshop

  • March 14, 2018

Our World Book Day cross-curricular workshop went down a storm on Wednesday 28th February. The students had a really varied day, and all completed a really lovely children’s story book with paper-cut illustration. We are really fortunate that the Canadian paper-cut illustrator, Ashley Barron, got involved

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Share your story!

Share your story!

  • February 27, 2018

On Thursday, to celebrate World Book Day, The Purbeck School students are all invited to bring in their favourite book to share with their class. In a world with so many distractions, this is a fantastic opportunity for us to encourage our students to pick up

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