Dowdales School

Cumbria, United Kingdom

Location: Cumbria, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 16 years

About Dowdales School

We are a proud, thriving, ambitious community where we maintain the proud traditions of everything ‘Dowdalian’. We are a school judged Ofsted ‘GOOD’ in all areas. July 2019.

Thank you for taking an interest in our school and considering and application for a post to join our team.

Students and staff are proud to be part of the Dowdales community, proud of a community that has been recognised as ‘close knit’ where ‘pupils are well known and well cared for’. At Dowdales students feel safe, are well supported and are recognised has having good manners. Our students’ positive behaviour is mirrored in lessons where they conduct themselves in a purposeful manner to ensure that they all make the progress expected of them.

All staff have high expectations of what students can achieve and their strong subject knowledge allows students to make good progress and excel. In addition, our teaching also develops a strong moral purpose as we guide students to debate social justice, human rights and equal opportunities. Our teaching has been recently judged as highly effective. 

Outcomes at Dowdales are good and above national averages. Students have a solid and varied curriculum. Our curriculum is judged as a real ‘strength’ with ‘clear intent and vision’. Students can follow subjects that they are interested in at GCSE and that will lead them to the careers/progression that they wish to take. Many students moving to A-level and university or to jobs in the local area such as higher level BAE apprentices.

Our extra-curricular provision allows students to enjoy and pursue their interest, whether that be sport, STEM, creative/ performing arts or Languages. Our exciting partnerships allow students to work with professionals from companies such as the Royal Shakespeare Company and our International school status means that students have the opportunities to partake in residential trips abroad. 

Dowdales is an exciting place to work; we look forward to you wanting to become part of our proud, thriving, ambitious community.

Miss E Aubrey


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Address: Nelson Street, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8AH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1229 469800