David O’Mahoney – talk for Year 12 students

David O’Mahoney – talk for Year 12 students

  • July 17, 2018

On Thursday 5th July David O’Mahoney delivered an exceptional talk to our year 12 about his life. David left a career job to join the Armed forces in 2009. His life went from escorting Her Majesty the Queen on Ceremonial State occasions, to suddenly having to fight for his life. He woke up in an intensive care ward, missing a large portion of his skull due to having suffered a brain injury but only months later played a

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‘Criminal Law System’ – Visiting Magistrate to Year 12

‘Criminal Law System’ – Visiting Magistrate to Year 12

  • June 15, 2018

In May, Julian Black, a serving Magistrate came in to talk to our Year 12 students about the criminal justice system in the UK and the role of the Magistrates’ Court. He gave an interesting talk which challenged students’ thinking about what goes on in a Magistrates’ Court and gave students an opportunity to take part in a debate about what course of action could be taken given a fictitious

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Congratulations to Joshua Turner!

Congratulations to Joshua Turner!

  • April 23, 2018

We are delighted and extremely proud to announce that Josh, one of our year 12 students, has been selected to participate in the Sutton Trust US programme this summer. He will experience a taste of life at a leading American university. Josh went through a rigorous selection process and has been chosen as one of 150 students from an original pool of over 1,000 applicants. Josh will be heading to

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UCAS Convention at Bournemouth University

UCAS Convention at Bournemouth University

  • March 29, 2018

On the 28th March our Year 12 students joined UCAS experts, university representatives, and industry professionals at this unique, campus based event. With inspirational talks, topical seminars, application process advice, and interactive stands, students found out about life on a university campus, and had the opportunity to ask current students from a range of universities what it’s really like to study a certain subject. It was a great day out

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Year 12 Work Experience at Lush

Year 12 Work Experience at Lush

  • March 20, 2018

Throughout the week of the 5th of February, I attended work experience at a factory for the cosmetics company ‘LUSH’. The staff at the factory were very welcoming and kept me busy all week, so made sure I got the most out of my short time. The factory is made up of multiple departments. The departments I visited include the following; Bubbles, Soaps, Digital fulfilment, Ballistics (bath bombs) and massage products.

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Year 12 Work Experience at David James Architects and Partners Ltd

Year 12 Work Experience at David James Architects and Partners Ltd

  • March 9, 2018

On the first week of February, I attended 5 days of work experience at David James Architects and Partners Ltd. I was extremely lucky to get a placement at such a professional workplace with friendly and enthusiastic staff. What is it they do exactly? David James and partners give a full architectural service from the initial design through to building completion. Director, Laurie kept me on my toes throughout the

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Year 12 Work Experience at ipconsult

Year 12 Work Experience at ipconsult

  • March 8, 2018

In my week at ipconsult, I not only gathered plenty of knowledge on the intricacies of Intellectual Property, but I also refined my critical thinking skills vital to the field. What is initially perceived to be quite an exact science, soon entails a series of creative challenges. One combines a sharp grasp on the minutiae of the law with an inventive and open mind-set, to navigate the complex world of

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Sixth Form trip to Krakow and Berlin

Sixth Form trip to Krakow and Berlin

  • February 23, 2018

Nineteen students from Years 12 and 13 flew to a cold and snowy Krakow in Poland at the end of the half term break. They spent three days in Krakow before travelling overnight by bus to Berlin in Germany, where they spent another three days, before finally flying home. This was a challenging trip for the students, both in terms of the volume of visits and the emotional impact of

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Careers Fair 2017

Careers Fair 2017

  • January 8, 2018

As part of Careers Fortnight The Purbeck School held a Careers Fair on Thursday 16th November 2017 where students in Years 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 were given the opportunity throughout the day to meet and talk with over 30 exhibitors, including local employers and training providers, and were able to discuss apprenticeships, job opportunities, volunteering and specific career pathways.  The feedback from students has been extremely positive and some

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