The Dormston School

Dudley, United Kingdom

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

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.

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. Our newest block was built in 2017 providing an additional 5 classrooms to our site.


Caroline Sutton

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 "knowledge is strength". 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, students are always encouraged to aim for excellence – an ambition that The Dormston School strives to help them achieve.

Ofsted report

“The school is a harmonious and cohesive community. Leaders and teachers share  common values of effort, knowledge, respect, responsibility and resilience with pupils.  They work together to ensure that pupils achieve their best. Pupils value the  education they receive." 

The school is a calm place to learn. Teachers expect pupils to behave well. They rise to this challenge. Teachers manage  pupils’ behaviour quietly and efficiently. 


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Address: Mill Bank, Sedgley, Dudley, West Midlands, DY3 1SN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1384 816395