Address: Durweston, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 0PY
Number of Pupils: 120
Fees: Day – Reception to Year 2 – £2,893 per term, Year 3-4 – £4,250 per term, Year 5 – £4,820 per term, Year 6-8 – £5,300 per term
Boarding – Year 3 – £6,220 per term, Year 4 – £7,125 per term, Year 5-8 – £8,140 per term
International Boarding – £8,955 per term
Head Teacher: Mr William Lockett
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: Children may join at any point during the academic year if places are available. Academic non-selective.
Contact: Admissions Manager, Caroline Dickson
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: We welcome visitors for individual visits each week, alternatively we hold open mornings each term.
This is based on the Knowledge, Enlightenment and Discovery (KED) programme. We believe how you learn is as important as what you learn and our teachers direct and guide, developing a pathway for each pupil based on their needs.
Games & the Arts
Sport is integral to school life, and our pupils take part in a varied programme of traditional team sports as well as riding at our equestrian centre, fitness and dance. Creative arts are at the foundation of the school with opportunities in music, drama, art and DT.
The well-being of our pupils is central to their ability to succeed in their learning and relationships. Pupils learn how to live together, to share, to be independent and to develop self-confidence and self-reliance, always secure in the knowledge that they are valued and cared for. This culture of support means that our pupils are confident, eager to try new things, polite and well-mannered. In fact, they are brimming with character!
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Head Teacher’s Philosophy
Our ethos is to understand truly how each child learns by giving them time, nurture and inspiration to find their passion and a love of learning. Our culture celebrates the individual spirit within each child and our job is to nurture, encourage and guide every pupil to realise their own abilities and passions.
We believe that a school should inspire a love of learning while promoting social growth, emotional awareness, intellectual development and creativity. Our school is set in the beautiful Dorset countryside, and we make the most of it. Education should not be confined to a classroom and a desk. Our children are outdoors as much as possible, learning from and in nature.