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At Sturminster we set high standards for academic and personal achievement within the ethos of a smaller school setting. We are extremely proud of our school and value the size of our school community where staff and students know one another and where students are treated and valued as individuals.
"Students’ behaviour around the school and in lessons is outstanding. They have a thirst for learning that is typified by very high levels of engagement and enjoyment in lessons." Ofsted 2015
"Teaching is good and some practice is outstanding. Teachers use their strong subject knowledge to make learning interesting and engaging for all students." Ofsted 2015
"The school’s work to keep students safe and secure is outstanding. Students are very happy and feel extremely safe in school." Ofsted 2015
Young people leaving this school will be confident individuals with the necessary ‘life’ skills for further success at university, college or in employment. We emphasise the development of good organisational, communication, ICT and problem-solving skills, thus developing young people who can use their initiative and relate well to others. In return, we expect good manners, a respect for the school and a positive attitude towards learning.
Our combined aim is to build upon the existing standards and success and move all aspects of school life to the highest possible levels to educate all students in the widest sense academically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.
We hold an annual community day. In 2017 this will be on Thursday 28th September 10am – 1pm which you are welcome to attend. If, however, you are a prospective parent, please do not hesitate to contact the school to arrange an individual visit. Our staff and students will be pleased to show you around the school and discuss provision with you.
Mr J Davis