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Beaminster School
Year 10 Work Experience 2024 

Monday 6th - Friday 17th May 2024

YEAR 10 WORK EXPERIENCE – Timeline for Parents and Students


Beaminster School’s Work Experience programme relies heavily on good communication and organisation. To help plan a successful Work Experience placement for students this information outlines what needs to be completed during the year, including key dates and deadlines to be aware of.


September 2023
The Introduction to GCSEs and Work Experience Evening gives parents/carers and students key information about how to be best prepared for GCSEs, and launches our Year 10 Work Experience programme. I will be available on the night to answer any questions you may have.

October 2023 to February 2024
Students need to decide where they would like to go for their Work Experience and then contact the business either by email, phone or letter and ask if they will be happy to take a Work Experience student. If you or the student have any questions about what to write in a letter we can provide some previously used examples.

Once a business has agreed to take the student, a Health Declaration form and Work Placement Agreement form will need to be completed and signed by a parent/carer as well as the student. The forms then need to be taken or posted to the employer to be signed by them, and the forms must then be returned to the school so that appropriate Health and Safety checks can be made.

Employers in the immediate Beaminster area do book up quickly so we strongly recommend that students get their placements locked in as soon as possible to ensure they are able to go to their first choice.

Should a student wish to go to London, or elsewhere out of the immediate area, their signed forms must be returned to school as soon as possible to ensure that the placement is locked in and allow time for all the necessary checks to be carried out.

Work Experience is always an exciting and hugely rewarding experience for our students, and they will have time on the Stop the Clock day in November to investigate employers and/or complete required paperwork.

We are here to advise and support students through the process if needed and to help them find placements. Should you have any questions regarding Work Experience, please do feel free to contact either Mr Donovan or Mrs Baker.

  • Please be aware that Monday 6th May (the first day of Work Experience fortnight) is a Bank Holiday.  Many employers will work as normal on that day and may expect students to attend their work placement.  Please bear this in mind when making arrangements, and students will need to check with the employer whether or not they are required to attend on this day.


  • Students who are ill or cannot attend their placement for any reason must contact their employer as early as possible to let them know and to also advise the school:


  • Contact the employer direct as early as possible if not able to attend placement


  • Call the school 01308 862633.

Work Experience

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Our sincere thanks to the huge number of employers who supported our Year 10 students so brilliantly during their 2 weeks of Work Experience. The students had a great time and learned a lot about life in the world of work.

Thanks to:

Adore A Dog Grooming Spa

Albert Goodman

Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre

Animal House

Anthony Honeyball Race Yard

Army Work Experience

Ashlands School

B Sharp

Barn Owls Nursery

Barrett Brothers

Beaminster Playgroup

Beaminster St Mary's Academy

Belle Modelle

Bennet Mechanical Services

Blacks Plumbing and Heating

BMT Services

Bradpole Pre School

Bredy Veterinary Centre

Bridport Leisure Centre

Bridport Primary School

Broadwindsor School

CC Young Horse Training

Central Motors

Chedington Court Estate

Chilthorne Domer Church School

Cilla and Camilla

Core Creative Education

Crewkerne Library

C W Groves and Son


Dieter Eichhorn Stone

Dimensions Hair Studio

DMH Fencing and Engineering

Dorset County Museum

Dorset Countryside

Dorset Wildlife Trust

Elwell Boarding Kennels

Foot and Gait Clinic

Footie 4 Dorset

Francis Bugler

Freshwater Beach Holiday Park

Fruits of the Earch

Frys Commercials

GC Cakes

Greenford School

Greig and Allen

Grinning Dog Records

Halstock Sheds

Harmony Health and Beauty

Haydon Veterinary Centre

Heart and Soul Films


Honeysuckle Workshop

Howleys Toymaster


James Hardware

John Bright Fencing Ltd

Kingfisher Veterinary Practice

LDT Carpentry and Building

Leakers Bakery

Little Acorns

Marque 21

Melanie Brown's Hair and Beauty

Minterne House Estate

Mosterton Pre School

Mountjoy School

Pacer Components Ltd

Palmers Brewery

Parrett and Axe School

Perrott Hill School

Peterborough United FC

P H Hardwill

R B Bowditch and Son


Rosie Fry Eventing

Ross Baker

Salon on the Square

Samways Fish Merchants


Slades Garage

Spar Mosterton

St Mary's Primary School

Sticklands School

Summer Lodge

Sunny Days Nursery

Symondsbury School

The Beauty Room

The Lawns Children's Nursery and Pre School

The Ollerod

The Original Sash Window Company

The Red Carnation Hotel

The Ropermakers

Toller Trailers

TR Autos

Turner Build

Washingpool Farm Shop

Weldmar Hospice Shop

Wessex Water

West Chinnock School

West Country Dog Grooming

Western Power Distribution

Weymouth and Portland Adventure

Weymouth Skate Park Association

Winsham School

Wonderland Day Nursery

Woodley Building and Carpentry

Wrens Nursery

Wyvern Academy


Yandles Arts and Crafts

Yeovil Audi

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