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Start of Term Dates - Thursday, August 27, 2015


Start of term dates are as follows:


Tuesday 1st of September: Staff Training

Wednesday 2nd of September: Year 7

Thursday 3rd of September: Full School

Year 7 Survey - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Dear Parent / Guardian of Year 7


Further to my letter dated 17th April, I would be grateful if you could complete the short survey through the link below by Friday 19th June.  This survey is designed to help me gather feedback on the effectiveness of our homework system and how we can continue to make improvements into next year.


Survey Link 


Yours faithfully 

Mrs F Copley

Lead Practitioner

Time Out For Parents - Wednesday, December 03, 2014

We have been selected to pilot a course supported by ‘Practical Parenting’ and ‘Care for the Family’, the focus is on positive parenting strategies for teenagers.

This course is run by trained professionals and is endorsed by Twynham and The Grange school.  The aim is to prepare parents for the changes and inevitable challenges of parenting teenagers.
Please read the attached information and then decide if this is something you and your family would value.
The first course is for parents with children in Year 7 & 8 and places are limited, so will be allocated on a first come basis.  We hope this is something that you feel would help you prepare for your journey into the teenage years.
Conversion to Sponsored Academy - Friday, November 28, 2014

Please look at the letter and FAQ sheet under the Parent tab. There is a section within the letter for you to add your comments.


Click here for a link to the goverment website


Click here for a link to Twynham Learning

Academic Review Day - Thursday, November 13, 2014

Letters will be sent home with students wih information about the Academic Review Day on 11th December; a copy can also be found in the Parents section of this website.

Talent Show - Monday, November 10, 2014

This year our students are providing the entertainment for our Christmas Show with a talent show featuring students from Year 7 - 11.


The show is on Thursday 18th December in the hall with tickets on sale at the end of Novemeber from reception.

Carol Service - Monday, November 10, 2014

Our Christmas Carol service will be held on Monday 8th December 6pm at The Priory.

Everyone is welcome to join us for this festive service.

School ties - Friday, September 26, 2014

School ties are now available to buy from the reception desk priced at £5.

ParentMail Information - Friday, September 19, 2014

We have updated our preferred method of communication to all parents and carers. Please look under the 'Parent' tab and 'ParentMail' to find out what's new and how to get involved.

GCSE Results 2014 - Thursday, August 21, 2014

This academic year The Grange School has achieved some excellent GCSE results. The school has seen an 8% increase in our already high maths A*-C pass rate and a further 2% rise in our English A*-C pass. Science has made a notable increase in A*-C passes with 86% of students attaining this pass rate. In addition to this we have improved GCSE pass rates in the majority of all our other subjects. This year our overall results remain consistent, despite the English exam grade boundary uncertainty, with 43% of our students gaining 5A* - C including English and maths.”

Several of our students have achieved a significant level of A*/A grades, most notable is Jack A who has gained 11.
Our Btec courses have again proved to be particularly strong with 17 (81%) students achieving A* in Business. We are delighted that our successful Sixth Form is continuing to grow and that we are attracting a good number of students to our varied courses.
Students continue to make good progress at The Grange School and our value added for the school is high and it is worth noting that the gap between Pupil Premium and non-PP students is closing.
We are extremely proud of all of our students and wish each of them every success with their future placements.
New School Day - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

To bring our school in line with Twynham school's teaching day we will be altering the timing of our day accordingly.  Please note the following:-

08.40 - 09.00 Tutor time

09.00 - 10.00 Lesson 1

10.00 - 11.00 Lesson 2

11.00 - 11.20 Break

11.20 - 12.20 Lesson 3

12.20 - 13.20 Lesson 4

13.20 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.05 Lesson 5

Youth Sports Trust Awards Silver to The Grange - Wednesday, December 18, 2013


The Grange School is to become a Youth Sport Trust SILVER Partner School for its commitment to PE and school sport.
Youth Sport Trust Partner Schools can demonstrate how they are delivering high quality school sport and improving the PE experience for every young person. Importantly, they are also using sport to raise achievement levels across the school.
As a partner The Grange School will receive additional training and development opportunities and can become involved in national education and sport initiatives. 
“We are absolutely thrilled to become a Youth Sport Trust Partner School which recognises our commitment to delivering the best possible experiences for young people through PE and school sport.
“There are a whole range of educational, health and wellbeing benefits from delivering high quality PE and school sport and we see on a regular basis that when sport is delivered well it can transform the lives of a whole range of pupils.”
 Annette Montague, Education Director at the Youth Sport Trust, said:
 “Youth Sport Trust Partner Schools share our belief that sport changes lives and understand how it can be used across the curriculum to improve attainment. PE and school sport can be a catalyst for young people to live healthy, active lives and we are delighted to be working with schools across the country to support them develop this provision.
“We have increasing number of schools applying for our partner school status which is a testament to the ongoing commitment that schools have in making a difference for young people and creating a world class system for PE and sport.”
Newsletter Winter 2013 - Monday, December 09, 2013

Our latest newsletter is now ready for you to enjoy. Find it in the 'School Events', 'Publications' tab.

Ofsted Report - Monday, December 02, 2013

Our latest Ofsted inspection report can be found under the 'Parent' tab, sub-section 'Ofsted'. If you would like a paper copy please contact reception 01202 486536.

Changes to Buying School Uniform - Monday, November 18, 2013

We are to implement some changes in the way we order our school uniform for parents to purchase. Please read the letter in the 'Parents' section under 'Uniform'.

Achievement Evening 21st November - Monday, November 18, 2013

Our annual Achievement Evening was held on Thursday 21st November. Over 100 students received certificates and prizes for outstanding achievement and progress in curriculum subjects and 5 were awarded trophies as they were named Student of the Year in their year group.

We were joined by 2 special guests, Mr Les Joy, who awarded Georgina N. the presitgious Citizenship Shield for her voluntary work at school and in the wider community and by local author Julie Ratcliffe who presented the Student of the Year trophies.


At the end of the evening GCSE certificates were presented to the class of 2013 to great applause from the audience.

Carol Service at The Priory - Monday, November 18, 2013

We are pleased to invite all students and their parents / carers to our annual Carol Service at The Priory  on Monday 2nd December 2013 at 6pm. We will be holding the service jointly with Somerford Primary; we will be singing traditional carols and the students will be reading the Nativity story.


Everyone is welcome.

GCSE Results 2013 - Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Grange School is celebrating an excellent set of results, with the school seeing some of its best GCSE results ever, following a 7% rise in its 5 A*-C to 87%. 

Headteacher Steve Dossett commented, ‘In a year of uncertainty with regards to GCSE grades we are “bucking the national trend” and are delighted with our results this year. Students across the ability range have achieved well. At The Grange we are seeing real trend in improving student outcomes. Quite simply students that come here make excellent progress. We are proud of the achievements of all our students but many of our highest achievers are leaving us this year with straight A* and A’s.

Jack Blanc and Kaiya Innes 12 A*/A
Daisy-May Brooks 11 A*/A
Megan Godley 10 A*/A
Andrew Shannon and Mark Shannon 9 A*/A
Jacque Durrant and Elizabeth Fitzgerald 8 A*/A
Harry Stallworthy 7 A*/A
Lucy Scott  6A*/A.
 ‘In addition to this our further maths students all achieved A* with 2 of them, Jack Blanc and Andrew Shannon, achieving the very highest standard of A* distinction. Our Business results have also been outstanding with 78% of students achieving a Distinction. This success has also been reflected in our sixth form vocational uptake and results.
It is clear to see that the school is going from strength to strength, in addition to seeing our results improving we are also noticing an increase in demand for places here, meaning that we are now oversubscribed in several year groups, and interest in our vocational sixth form is extremely high.’
Year 11 Prom - Monday, July 01, 2013

Year 11 students celebrated the end of their exams and the end of their time at The Grange with a prom at The Heathlands Hotel on Friday 28th June.  Official photographs taken by The Echo can viewed and purchased via this link 


Christchurch Schools Sports Awards - Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sporting excellence was celebrated at The Grange School on Tuesday 26th June as we were joined by world class sprinter Lesley Owusu. Students from The Grange, Highcliffe, Twynham, St. Joseph's, The Priory, Mudeford Infants, Somerford, Burton and CLC who were nominated by their school for outstanding contribution to sport were presented with a certificate and trophy by Ms Owusu.

Parent Advice from Dept of Health on Parents Page - Thursday, June 06, 2013

Please click on the Parents tab at the top of the page to access urgent advice and information from Dorset County Council and Dept. of Health concerning the recent measles outbreak in Wales.

Asda Bag Pack - Monday, April 29, 2013

Seating 4 Eating

On Sunday 28th April staff and students gave their time to help shoppers at Asda, Castlepoint, pack away their groceries.  Generous shoppers gave £558 to support our PTA as they aim to raise money for a covered outdoor seating area at our school.


Thank you to all the Asda staff and customers who kindly donated to our school!

BBC School Report - Thursday, March 21, 2013

Today BBC Radio Solent will be broadcasting live from our school library at 4pm. Our Year 8 media students are taking part in the BBC School Report event and have been interviewing staff, students and local people for the programme. Listen in on 103.8 to Steve Harris from 4pm and click here to go to the website.

Ofsted's Parent View - Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Following changes to the Ofsted Parent View service you are invited to submit your views about our school online by following this link. You will be emailed a password to use once you have registered, this is to prevent misuse of the service. This service is managed by Ofsted and The Grange School has no control over any external websites.

Winter Closure Information - Wednesday, January 16, 2013

In case of adverse weather conditions please check our website to see notification of closure, listen to the local radio station or visit


If the school needs to close during the day parents will be contacted by text.

Home / School Communication - Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A message for all parents and carers:-  from today all whole-school letters will only be available on this website and will not be sent home unless you specifically request a paper copy. Letters may be found under the 'Parents' tab on this page.


Letters and information which are specific to Year groups and subject groups or trips and visits will continue to be sent home either via the postal system or with your child.

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