Cambridge Chemistry Challenge Success
Cambridge Chemistry Challenge
Co-educational independent school for pupils from ages 3 to 18
When you choose Blundell’s as the school for your son or daughter you open up a world of opportunities for them. For some their journey
begins at our Pre-Prep, for others it is in our Sixth Form, but wherever a pupil starts we are confident that the thread of the Blundell’s
Experience is consistently woven throughout their daily lives.
At Blundell’s we see education as being so much more than exam results. We see education as being about developing young women and men who are ready to make a meaningful difference to their communities. While our pupils are with us we hope that their schooling will be an extraordinarily fulfilling and uplifting experience for them. It is our intention to give them the best possible start in life by giving them an education that will equip them to enjoy well-lived lives; lives of meaning, fulfilment and consequence.
At Blundell’s we focus on teaching pupils how to have good relationships, both with each other and with the adults in their lives. We ensure that each pupil will have a sense of achievement, to experience the satisfaction of having done something well, by being successful. We help pupils to find meaning and purpose in their endeavours and we fuel them with the optimism they need to believe that they can make a difference. Overall, we want their lives at school to be deeply engaging. We want pupils to love being at school and to throw themselves into the opportunities this wonderful place has to offer.
Happiness, we believe, is a consequence of doing these things well, rather than an end unto itself. I warmly invite you to come and observe our pupils in their environment and tell me if they do appear happy to you. If they do – and I believe they will – then we must be doing something right!
Mr Bart Wielenga, BCom, BEd
Head of Blundell’s
Cambridge Chemistry Challenge
Blundell's is highly successful in fulfilling its aim to promote the best habits of learning in the pursuit of excellence. This is reflected in our exceptional results in GCSE and A-levels.
Blundell’s School had five Ten Tors Teams who completed the gruelling Ten Tors challenge.
Under 15s National Cup: Blundell's v Marlborough College
This Easter, three crews from the Blundell’s Kayak Racing Squad were able to take part in the world famous Devizes to Westminster canoe race.
We have had a great deal of success in our Sciences this term, with many pupils achieving high in a number of national challenges.
White blazers are awarded to pupils who achieve Full Colours in three areas of the school.
All four of our school charities provide us with excellent examples of what it means to care for others in practical ways and we are privileged to partner with them and learn from them.
Blundell’s is ideally situated, with Junction 27 of the M5 and Tiverton Parkway mainline railway station being just 6 minutes away.
The historic city of Exeter is half an hour away and the School is surrounded by the green and lush hills of Mid-Devon.
The pretty village of Croyde is widely regarded at the surfing capital of North Devon. Flanked by the impressive Putsborough, Saunton Sands and Woolacombe beaches, this area is fantastic for taking school trips affording Blundell’s pupils a chance to surf or just enjoy a great day out by the seaside.
Dartmoor’s 386 miles really does have something for everyone, from castle ruins, myths and legends to endless opportunities for walking, cycling, horse riding and hiking. The moor is used extensively by the Blundell’s CCF contingent, Duke of Edinburgh participants and 10 Tors teams for hiking and camping.
Located on the south coast of Devon, the Exe Estuary boasts some fantastic features; it is an internationally renowned site for habitats and wildlife and has beautiful Blue Flag beaches. Blundellians regularly use various locations on the estuary for activities such as Sailing, Canoeing and Kayaking.
Starting at Exmouth, the Jurassic Coast is a hugely diverse and beautiful landscape underpinned by geological features of global importance. It remains England’s only natural UNESCO World Heritage site and offers a host of wonderful opportunities for field trips, particularly in Geography, Geology and Biology.
Within its 267 square mile boundary, Exmoor has a unique landscape of moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland, bordered on its northern edge by soaring cliffs and rugged coastline. It offers stunning and challenging conditions for the CCF and Duke of Edinburgh expeditions.
Blundell’s pupils really enjoy their day trips to Exeter, whether canoeing, climbing or Dragon Boat Racing at the Quay, or wandering the shops and eateries. The magnificent Cathedral is one of the foremost attractions of the city, and this is the venue for the Blundell’s biennial Carol Concert.