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Old Applefordians Day

4th July 2023

  What a fabulous day we had for Old Applefordians’ Day.  The sun shone, the Silver Band played, and parents and pupils, past and present, all enjoyed a wonderful day.  

Year 7 and 8 Activity Week

4th July 2023

Year 7 and 8 enjoyed a fabulous week on the Jurassic Coast.

Coronation Celebrations

9th May 2023

Thank you to the Friends of Appleford for the commemorative Coronation mugs which Mrs Filkins presented each child  during our Coronation Celebration Assembly.  The whole school enjoyed forming the shape of a crown.  

World Book Day & Library Opening

7th March 2023

As part of our World Book Day Celebrations, we officially opened our new Library in the Shepherd’s Hut.  It is great to have all our books in one place, creating a cosy environment in which to curl up with a good book.  

ISI – Appleford is Excellent

28th February 2023

We are delighted to announce that the ISI have deemed Appleford School, yet again, as Excellent. Please do read the report as I believe the ISI inspectors have summarised the true essence of Appleford and this could only be achieved through the efforts of the entire school and our parents. 2023 ISI Inspection Report

The Passing of Queen Elizabeth II

9th September 2022

The thoughts and prayers of all the Appleford Community are with His Majesty The King, the Queen Consort, and all the Royal Family as we mourn the loss of Her Majesty The Queen.

Speech Day 2022

27th July 2022

This year at Speech Day we said goodbye to Mr King as Headmaster of Appleford (remaining as the School Development Adviser), and welcomed Mrs Filkins (current Head of Pastoral Care) to the position of Headmistress in September. Speech Day ended with a drinks reception on the top lawn where gifts of appreciation were presented to…

Year 3-7 Activity Week

14th June 2022

What a fun few days they all had!

Year 8 Activity Week

9th June 2022

Year 8 had a fantastic few days in the sun, and rain, exploring around Swanage, including beach trips, cliff walks, Corfe Castle and fish and chips by the sea.    

Silver Award for Excellence in Special Needs Education

1st June 2022

Head of Learning Support, Mrs Mitchell, wins the national Silver Pearson Award for her outstanding commitment to the pupils at Appleford. Mrs Mitchell has now been shortlisted for the Gold Award, to be announced during the Autumn Term.

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