We aim to provide all our young people with the opportunity to develop the skills and qualifications they need to have a successful life.
My colleagues and I consider it to be a real privilege to help shape the lives of our young people and assist them to make the most of their talents. As a school we recognise children develop at different rates, have differing hopes and ambitions and require different types and degrees of support. As a school we are committed to doing everything in our power to ensure that every child leaves Dormston able to lead a happy and successful life.
At Dormston, young people are exposed to a wealth of opportunities both within and beyond the classroom in a school that places a strong emphasis on the development of well-rounded individuals of whom the school, parents and local community can feel justifiably proud.
When it comes to academic achievement, our goal is nothing short of excellence. Having high expectations of the progress that each child can make irrespective of their starting point is the key to success. Throughout my teaching career I have been constantly amazed and delighted by what young people can achieve when they are stretched and challenged.
Whilst exam success is of vital importance we understand that there is more to a great education than just what happens in the classroom. As a school we work hard to provide students with the widest possible range of extra- curricular activities, which include:
- use of the PLC from 8am onwards;
- a number of school teams; football, athletics, rounders, netball, basket ball, hockey as well as club activities such as badminton, tennis, trampolining and fitness;
- Maths Club;
- Science Club;
- Dormston Youth Dance Company;
- Art Club;
- School Orchestra;
- Singing Group;
- Technology Club for Year 11;
- Homework Support and Breakfast Club;
- Chess Club;
- Felt Sew Crafty;
- School Productions;
- Running Club;
As well as numerous trips and visits to destinations such as Paris and New York.
We have high ambitions for every child at our school and we would hope that all our parents and carers share those same hopes and dreams. We want to develop strong and honest relationships with everyone connected to the school. We know that working together for the benefit of each child has a hugely positive impact on progress and outcomes.
We would hope that any visitor would see the warm, friendly and positive relationships between staff and students, which are an obvious characteristic of a happy school where young people learn in an environment where creative and engaging lessons delivered by a dedicated team of staff are the norm.
Visitors are always welcome. Please call the school to make an appointment.