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Outdoor pursuits

Our dynamic and exciting Outdoor Pursuits Programme makes full use of our excellent location.

We believe that challenging activities in the outdoors are beneficial to wellbeing, and that by experiencing them, pupils learn a great deal about themselves and others, developing individual and team skills. Every pupil is therefore offered an opportunity to experience the outdoors with planned activities from Year 7 through to Year 13.

We have several National Parks nearby, providing mile upon mile of stunning and varied outdoor space. We have 450 miles of coastline on our doorstep, and other spectacular outdoor pursuit locations a short drive away, including Exmoor and the Brecon Beacons. Pupils can Hike, Surf, Shoot, Sail, Kayak, Canoe, Climb, Mountain Bike, Cycle, BMX and Scuba Dive, just to name a few.

For those who enjoy the outdoors, further opportunities are available, including the Ten Tors challenge. This is an annual event where pupils dents from across the country hike 35, 45 or 55 miles across Dartmoor over two days. Many pupils complete their Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award at Bronze, Silver or Gold; our Gold students having the opportunity to attend an International Expedition. Blundell’s School currently has one of the highest success rates for DofE in the South West.

The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) aims to promote the qualities of responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness, and a sense of service to the community. Activities include drill, teambuilding, shooting, fieldcraft and first aid. Up to 40% of a cadet’s time is spent on adventurous training activities. By joining the CCF cadets also can join in with volunteer and charitable work in the community and gain nationally recognised qualifications such as the BTEC Diploma in Teamwork and Personal Development in the Community.

Latest News

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Pupil Profile: Meg

Blundell’s pupil awarded scholarship to top American University.

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Autumn Term Garden Open Day

The autumn sunshine helped ensure the Open Day was another successful event in the Blundell’s Garden. Year 1 started the activities with snail races and using Playdough to make models of insects and items they found in the garden.

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Pupil Profile: Harry

Since joining Blundell’s in Year 9, Harry’s academic achievements have gone from strength to strength. He quickly made himself known as a talented mathematician with a gift for the sciences and an aptitude for hard work.

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Blundell's on film

There has been considerable excitement around school this term as we had a film crew in to shoot footage for our new school promotional video.

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One Day Event

Congratulations to all the equestrian riders that took part in the Blundell’s One Day Event (ODE) this year. The ODE is aimed at South West Schools teams and individuals.

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GCSE & A-Level Results 2021

After a year of disruptions and interruptions we are delighted to celebrate the resilience, adaptability, and diligence of our pupils as they received their A-Level and GCSE result.

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Tatler Schools Guide

‘Blundell’s is the archetypal all-rounder, and it certainly isn’t lacking in spirit.’ ‘Pupils feel supported and stimulated’

Senior School News