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RAF Ground Training Competition

RAF Ground Training Competition

On Sunday 4th December teams from CCF RAF sections throughout the SW Area took part in the SW training competition. [More]
December 2011

AS Business Studies students attend 'Setting Up In Business' workshop

AS Business Studies students attend ‘Setting Up In Business’ workshop

On Monday 28th November and Tuesday 6th December, AS Business Studies students attended an all day workshop entitled ‘Setting Up In Business’. [More]
December 2011

Tom EasterBrook, Dan Easterbrook and Dan Hunter

Year 9 students attend the Regional Boccia Championships

Seven students from year 9 recently attended the Regional Boccia Championships at the Victoria School in Poole Boccia is a test of muscle control and accuracy, requiring high focus and concentration. [More]
December 2011

Professor Brian Cox

Year 10 Science residential discovery trip to London

At the end of November, 43 year 10 students took part in a science residential trip to London. On the first day, we visited the science museum. One day is definitely not long enough to see all the exhibitions. [More]
November 2011

The Jury's Out - Year 13s learn about the Courtroom process

The Jury's Out - Year 13s learn about the Courtroom process

Year 13 Law students were recently given a taster of the legal process by staff from the Enterprise & Skills! Company. Working on cases with students acting as defence, prosecution, judge and jury, the session explored the world of the Law in a mock courtroom setting. [More & Images] November 2011

Acclaimed poet runs a workshop for Thomas Hardye Students

Acclaimed poet runs a workshop for Thomas Hardye Students

Remi Kanazi is an internationally acclaimed Palestinian American performance poet and writer based in New York. He is the author of ‘Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine’ and editor of ‘Poets for Palestine.’   [More]
November 2011

montage of student receiving their scholarships

Arkwright Scholarships for Thomas Hardye students

Congratulations are due to Thomas Hardye's successful applicants to be Arkwright Scholars for 2011. The Arkwright Scholarships Trust administers one of the most prestigious scholarship schemes in the UK. They identify and nurture future leaders in engineering and related areas of design.  [More] November 2011

Thomas Hardye School CCF

Thomas Hardye CCF on Parade, Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday saw Thomas Hardye School CCF take to the streets as part of the civic service of remembrance in Dorchester alongside C Company of the 6th Battalion the Rifles, the Armoured Corps and the Royal Marine Commandos. [More]
November 2011

We Will Remember Them

We Will Remember Them

The Thomas Hardye School Remembrance Day service and parade has been a tradition at the school over the years. The whole school stand at the end of Queens Avenue and we have always been proud of how we have more than 2000 young people, showing their respect on this important day. [More & Images]
November 2011

Year 10 Rights of the Child Day October 2011

Year 10 Rights of the Child Day October 2011

The Year 10 Rights of the Child Day is part of the PSHCE programme and highlights specific Rights of the Child by looking at global situations that affect children. Over two sessions in the school Theatre, the whole of Year 10 experienced the day. [More]
November 2011

Thomas Hardye's Olympic Dreams feature on BBC News

Thomas Hardye's Olympic Dreams feature on BBC News

The Thomas Hardye School featured on BBC South News on Thursday November 3rd, with a feature on the Olympic Dreams Project and our link with the Doon School in India. Students were interviewed about the scheme and some of our Sporting Challenges shown. You can see the Report at: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-15579627November 2011

CCF receiving the donation from a representative of the Leadbitter Group

Thomas Hardye receives a donation of safety equipment.

The Thomas Hardye School CCF was delighted to receive a donation of safety helmets and High visibility vests from our local contractors, building the new Sports Centre, The Leadbitter Group.  [More]
October 2011

Sixth-form students celebrate science project achievements.

Sixth-form students celebrate science project achievements

Five sixth-form students completed 4-6 week Nuffield Science Bursary projects during their recent summer holidays in conjunction with local host organisations.   [More]
October 2011

Thomas Hardye School CCF Troop recruit weekend..

Thomas Hardye School CCF Troop recruit weekend.

On Saturday 15th October 90 cadets and staff took part in a CCF recruit training day at Allenby Barracks, Bovington Camp. [More]

October 2011

Ali Shaw visits the school

Author and ex student Ali Shaw visits the school.

Friday October 7th saw a visit from ex Thomas Hardye student and now a successful author, Ali Shaw.
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October 2011

Thomas Hardye School are presented with a high quality album for art/archive/photography work

Thomas Hardye School presented with a high quality album for art/archive/photography work

We are delighted to announce that The Thomas Hardye School has been accepted on the new Royal Society Associate Schools and Colleges scheme. [More]
October 2011

The Royal Institution UnConference

The Royal Institution UnConference

In September a group of 6 students aged from 15-18, from the Thomas Hardye School, travelled to London to attend the first ever ‘Unconference’ for young people. [More]
September 2011

Biggest recruit intake in THS CCF history

Biggest recruit intake in THS CCF history

Thomas Hardye School Combined Cadet Force has taken on its largest ever recruit cadre with 87 year 9 students joining the Contingent this week.[More]
September 2011

Royal Society logo

Thomas Hardye is a 'Royal Society' School.

We are delighted to announce that The Thomas Hardye School has been accepted on the new Royal Society Associate Schools and Colleges scheme. [More]
September 2011

The Thomas Hardye school officially a Fairtrade School.

The Thomas Hardye school officially a Fairtrade School.

I am happy to announce that our school has now been officially recognised as a Fairtrade School. We have been sent a certificate that we can display and the Fairtrade logo to add to our letter headings. [More & Images]
September 2011

Physics fun at the Dorset County Show.

Physics fun at the Dorset County Show.

More than a thousand people visited a stand hosted by the Thomas Hardye School and the Institute of Physics at the 2011 Dorset County Show. A range of simple science fun activities - designed to promote interest in physics and organised by Dr Alison Rivett, the IoP South West Regional Officer - were enjoyed by all ages and stages.[More & Images]
September 2011

GCSE Students receiving their results at The Thomas Hardye school

Another outstanding set of results keep Thomas Hardye School at the forefront of Education.

The Thomas Hardye School has achieved outstanding GCSE results, well above national or local averages, well above expectations and in line with what we have achieved in recent years.[More]
August 2011

Students receiving their results 18th August 2011

The Thomas Hardye School Achieves Best Ever A level Results.

Once again, the Thomas Hardye School has achieved exceptional A level results, well above national or local averages, well above expectations and better than we have ever achieved before. [More]
August 2011

Anthony Moore, Deputy Head Teacher for 24 years and Director of the Sixth Form has retired.

Anthony Moore, Deputy Head Teacher for 24 years and Director of the Sixth Form has retired.

Tony Moore who since 1988 has been one of the key figures in the school's development, a central member of the History Department and the man who changed the Sixth Form from a good Sixth Form of 250 in 1997 to an outstanding Sixth Form of 950 has retired.  [More]
August 2011

Thomas Hardye School CCF take part in Summer Camp

Thomas Hardye School CCF take part in Summer Camp

Between 16 and 22 July 2011, 44 members of the Thomas Hardye School CCF deployed to RAF St Mawgan, near Newquay, Cornwall to take part in the 43 (Wessex) Brigade Central Camp.  [More]
July 2011

One of the postcards made by student Steph George

Red Cross workshop at THS raises awareness of Dorset and Hampshire for Refugees Week

On the week of 20th June, the Red Cross visited the Thomas Hardye Art Department to run workshops with two groups. The workshops aimed to encourage students to empathise with people of a similar age with refugee status by studying stories and poems of young people. [More & Gallery]
July 2011

Excellent IB Results for Thomas Hardye students

Excellent IB Results for Thomas Hardye students

Thomas Hardye International Baccalaureate  students received their results last week.  These were excellent with the students achieving an average of 32 points.  [More]
July 2011

Ed Godfrey

THS student receives a Silver Medal at the International Physics Olympiad in Thailand

We have just heard that Year 13 student Ed Godfrey, has received a Silver Medal at the International Physics Olympiad in Thailand. [More]
July 2011

Smoothalicious – A Business Studies Workshop

Smoothalicious – A Business Studies Workshop

On 4th July the school theatre held a Business Studies Workshop for  Year 10 Business Studies students. The students spent the day engaged in a marketing workshop.  Within teams, they were charged with the task of creating and marketing a new non-alcoholic juice drink. [More]
July 2011

THS IB students involvement in The Osmington White Horse Restoration Project, July 2011

THS IB students involvement in The Osmington White Horse Restoration Project, July 2011

On Friday 15th July, The year 12 International Baccalaureate group from Thomas Hardye School, earned some valuable CAS hours by taking part in the Osmington White Horse Restoration project. [More] July 2011

2Lt Kevin Matthews and L Cpl Olli Hart.

Thomas Hardye Cadets selected for Army Cadet Expedition 2012

Two members of Thomas Hardye School CCF, 2Lt Kevin Matthews and L Cpl Olli Hart, have been selected to take part in the Army Cadet Expedition 2012 – Exercise Kwazulu Natal Northern Venturer next year. [More]

July 2011

The Thomas Hardye School Presentation Evening 2011

The Thomas Hardye School Presentation Evening 2011

On the Evening of 4th July, Thomas Hardye School held its annual Prize giving ceremony in the Marquee in the school grounds. Special guest was World cup winner and still the only man to score a hatrick in a world cup final, Sir Geoff Hurst M.B.E. [More]
July 2011

United Front by Sean Bone

Thomas Hardye students exhibiting at the Royal Academy A Level Summer Exhibition Online 2011

Two Art students from Thomas Hardye have been selected to exhibit their work on the Royal Academy Summer Online exhibition 2011, while two other students were commended for their work. [More]
July 2011

Thomas Hardye Sixth Form students attend this year's Global Student Forum

Thomas Hardye Sixth Form students attend this year's Global Student Forum

On Tuesday 28th June, 15 students from Year 12 travelled to London to attend the Global Student Forum. The aim of the Global Student Forum is to enable Sixth Form students to critically explore contemporary development issues and their role as global citizens. [More]
July 2011

DASP Prom Concert - A trip to 'the Movies'

DASP Prom Concert - A trip to 'the Movies'

Saturday night saw a host of young Dorchester musicians taking a trip to ‘the Movies’. This was the musical theme for the evening as the annual DASP Prom Concert took place in the huge Marquee erected in the grounds of the Thomas Hardye School.[More]
July 2011

Superconductors displayed at The Big Bang Fair South West

Superconductors displayed at The Big Bang Fair South West

At The Big Bang South West Science Fair, held at the University of Exeter, a group of 33 Year 9 students were treated to a vast display of inspirational project work from schools... [More]
June 2011

Thomas Hardye Students support Portland Gig Rowing Club

Thomas Hardye Students support Portland Gig Rowing Club

Maddy Lyons, Sian Franklin, Eyelyn Smith, Ellen Smith and Danni Hill have been supporting their local rowing club, Portland Gig. The club’s aim is to get Portland youths fit and rowing. [More]
June 2011

Year 11s visit Sicily and one of the world's most active volcanoes

Year 11s visit Sicily and one of the world's most active volcanoes

On a very cold early morning just before the Easter holidays a group of intrepid Year 11 Geographers set off from Dorchester, on their merry way to Sicily. Thankfully the coach journey was quiet and we were able to catch up on a bit more sleep. [More]
June 2011

Lawrence Whatley with his award

More science success for Thomas Hardye Students

Thomas Hardye had two students reach the final stage in the CIWEM 2011 Tomorrow's Water competition and attend a selection and prize giving in London; they were Lawrence Whatley and Alex Burden, both of Year 13. [More]

June 2011

The Thomas Hardye School Soap Opera project

The Thomas Hardye School Soap Opera project

Move over Corrie and watch out Eastenders, a new soap opera  is on the rise! ‘Queens Avenue’ is a brand new, online soap opera, created almost entirely by Year 10 Students.[More]

June 2011

Mr Michael Foley

Appointment of new Headteacher for The Thomas Hardye School

We are delighted to announce that Mr Michael Foley has been appointed Headteacher of the Thomas Hardye School and will take up his post on September 1st 2011. [More]

May 2011

Student secures place to attend 2011 Senior Physics Challenge Summer School

A Year 12 student from Thomas Hardye School, Benjamin Laird, has been successful in achieving a place to attend the 2011 Senior Physics Challenge Summer School at Cambridge University. [More]
May 2011

Callum from St Mary's Puddletown model

DASP Science Family Fun Day, St Mary's Middle Puddletown,14th May 2011

The Moon Lander Task - As part of family fun day, families had to work together to make a Lander model that could be dropped from height, transporting an Astronaut (an egg!) without it being damaged.  [More]
May 2011

Thomas Hardye Rocketeers in National Finals

Thomas Hardye Rocketeers in National Finals

Held at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, the finals of the United Kingdom Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKAYRoC), involved 20 teams of 3 to 5 teenagers.  [More]
May 2011

Thomas Hardye Year 11/13 students History trip to Berlin

Thomas Hardye Year 11/13 students History trip to Berlin

The History dept. took over forty Year 11 and 13 students to Berlin over the Easter holidays with the opportunity to visit a whole host of exciting museums and sites to help in their revision for their GCSE and A level exams.  [More]
May 2011

Sixth Form students visit CERN

Sixth Form students visit CERN

A group of 30 Sixth Form students have had the opportunity last month to visit one of the world’s most advance research facilities. The CERN complex, situated on the French-Swiss border near Geneva... [More]
May 2011

Abi Davies receiving her award from TV Scientist, Dr Brian Cox (‘Wonders of the Universe’) and Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

Thomas Hardye leads in Science Opportunities

Just before Easter, two ex Thomas Hardye students returned to run a lunchtime STEM Club on Earthquakes.
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Plus - Yr 13 student achieves a place at the International Physics Olympiad in Thailand. April 2011

Gifted and Talented Geography Students are Jurassic Pathfinders

Gifted and Talented Geography Students are Jurassic Pathfinders

Over the last year 12 Gifted and Talented Geography students in year 10 and 11 have been working on a presentation as part of the Jurassic Coast Pathfinder Project... [More]
April 2011

Year 9 History Students visit the battlefields of World War One

Year 9 History Students visit the battlefields of World War One

When we all signed up for the battlefield trip none of us quite knew what we were in for - nothing could have prepared as for the amazing trip ahead...[More]
April 2011

Year 12 Gifted & Talented Day at THS

Year 12 Gifted & Talented Day at THS

This term, 33 year 12 AS French students were selected and invited to take part in the first Gifted and Talented day.
[More]
April 2011

Move over Corrie and watch out Eastenders

Move over Corrie and watch out Eastenders

A new soap opera  is on the rise! ‘Queens Avenue’ is a brand new, online soap opera, created almost entirely by Year 10 Students.  [More]
April 2011

Thomas Hardye Students get fantastic dance opportunity

Thomas Hardye Students get fantastic dance opportunity

On the evening of April 1st at the Dorchester Corn Exchange, there will be a performance by the State of Emergency Dance Group called Desert Crossings.  [More]
March 2011

Thomas Hardye student's curry is a winner

Thomas Hardye student's curry is a winner

Year 10 Food and Nutrition student Lucy, recently came first in the final of the Carford  ' Yes Chef' competition, held at the Carlton Hotel in Bournemouth.  [More]
March 2011

Thomas Hardye students show their Debating Skills

Thomas Hardye students show their Debating Skills

Year 13 debaters Sam Shurey and Michael Acton won a place in the national finals of one of the toughest school debate competitions in the country. [More]
March 2011

Thomas Hardye Politics students visit Brussels

Thomas Hardye Politics students visit Brussels

Twenty one Politics A 2 students travelled to Brussels on 13 March to visit Nato and the three different institutions that govern the European union. [More]
March 2011

Thomas Hardye goes to Parliament!

Thomas Hardye goes to Parliament!

For the second year running, Thomas Hardye students reached the final six of the film competition ‘If I could make one law’. [More]
March 2011

Alex Burden & Nick Tomlinson

Thomas Hardye students aiming for the top in Science and Engineering Awards

Three students from The Thomas Hardye School are hoping for success after winning places in the National Science and Engineering Competition. [More]
March 2011

Thomas Hardye students Half Term Florida trip

Thomas Hardye students Half Term Florida trip

In February half term, 97 students and 10 teachers flew to Orlando in Florida for a week of sunshine and fun. On the first day, we went to the Kennedy Space Centre. [More & Images]
February 2011

Musical Theatre Dance Workshop

Musical Theatre Dance Workshop

On Tues 15th Feb Year 9 students were treated to a musical theatre dance workshop with Michael Meteer.
[More]
February 2011

The Sixth Form Spanish Exchange 2011

The Sixth Form Spanish Exchange 2011

10 of our year 12 Spanish students took the opportunity to take part in the Barcelona exchange with the Instituto Maristas-Immaculada and had a fantastic time. [More & Images]
February 2011

Fat Sam & his Hopless Gang

Hardye’s Hoodlums

Over 80 talented youngsters recently took to the stage in the Thomas Hardye School production of Alan Parker’s Bugsy Malone.  [More & Images]
February 2011

Darwin Day at Thomas Hardye

Darwin Day at Thomas Hardye

On Thursday 12th February, Thomas Hardye celebrated Darwin Day, in honour of the great naturalist Charles Darwin, who was born that day in 1809. This is the fourth year we have made this not only a celebration, but a scientific activity day for sixth form biology, ethics, religion and philosophy students.  [More]
February 2011

Record Number of Thomas Hardye Students get offers from Oxford and Cambridge.

Record Number of Thomas Hardye Students get offers from Oxford and Cambridge

The Thomas Hardye School is especially proud that, this year, a record number of sixth form students have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. No fewer than 12 young people will be hoping to take up places at the country's top seats of learning this autumn.  [More]
February 2011

Dorchester Families find science is fun at Thomas Hardye

Dorchester Families find science is fun at Thomas Hardye

Saturday 22nd January saw Thomas Hardye School host another in the popular Science Family Fun Days run by the Dorchester Area Schools Partnership.  They began in 2009 and are held three times a year, with Thomas Hardye working in co-operation with Dorchester Middle, St Osmunds and St Mary’s Puddletown.  [More]
January 2011

Olympic Dreams Success for the Thomas Hardye School

Olympic Dreams Success for the Thomas Hardye School

The Student Voice and Sports Voice teams have been very busy over the last term and have jointly applied and been successful in twinning the school as part of the BBC Olympic Dreams project. The basis of the project is to twin a School from the UK with a school internationally that have/has had an Olympic athlete attend the school. [More]
January 2011

Vicki Brown and Adriano Placidi with year 12 Latin students at THS

Vicki Brown and Adriano Placidi with year 12 Latin students at THS

Year 13 student Vicki Brown this month has become the first person to sit Latin GCSE at Thomas Hardye School since it opened in 1994. Studying Classical Civilisation at A level with around 30 other Sixth Formers, Vicki has also recently been offered a place at Cambridge University for next year. [More]
January 2011

Thomas Hardye Student is Top Young Physicist

Thomas Hardye Student is Top Young Physicist

The British Physics Olympiad (BPhO) has run for 25 years and this year was entered by 1700 talented young physicists from across the country. The examination-based competition has a dual purpose: to challenge and reward the best physicists in British schools and to select the UK Physics Team for competition at international level. [More]
January 2011

Miss Hilton returns from Antarctica

Miss Hilton returns from Antarctica

After 18 months of planning, fundraising and training my Antarctica expedition got underway in November last year. The first stop was Chile, with 5 days planned to buy the food for the expedition and organise the kit ready to be flown into Antarctica.[More]
January 2011

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