The Dormston School
Dudley, United Kingdom
About The Dormston School
The Dormston School is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school without sixth form, situated in Sedgley, near Dudley in the West Midlands. It is a community state school. A larger than average secondary school, Dormston provides 1,120 places for students aged 11-16 when fully subscribed.
The Dormston School was established in 1935. It has undergone a number of renovations and additions over the years, including a £4 million arts and sports centre, which opened in 1996 and was funded by the National Lottery. The Dormston Centre, a building that joins on to the school and contains a theatre, sports hall, art gallery and gymnasium, was built in 2000.
Values and vision
Dormston is committed to helping to shape the lives of the young people it provides for. Its ethos is built on the motto "respect, commit, achieve". The broad curriculum is combined with extra-curricular activities to offer students a great range of opportunities in and out of the classroom.
Teachers at the secondary school place high expectations on students. Regardless of background or academic starting point, pupils are always encouraged to aim for excellence – an ambition that The Dormston School strives to help them achieve.
“Pupils are very welcoming to visitors and speak positively about the school. Older pupils recognise the improvements made over the past few years in the quality of teaching, standards of behaviour and the school environment. Governors are highly effective. They hold leaders to account and are fully committed to the school. Governors are proud of recent developments and ambitious for further improvement.”