Schools information for the local authority of Dorset


Percentage of pupils who where offered their first choice primary school 93.14%
(Based on 3135 School Applications)
Percentage of pupils who where offered their first choice secondary school 96.28%
(Based on 2366 School Applications)
Percentage of pupils achieving the Key Stage 2 expected level 62.13%
(Based on 92 Schools)
Percentage of pupils achieving the Key Stage 2 higher level 10.91%
(Based on 92 Schools)
Average GCSE Attainment 8 Score 45.89
(Based on 18 Schools)
A-Level (and equivalent) Average Points 31.84
(Based on 15 Schools)

Schools in Dorset


School Inspection Rating Type Ages
Allenbourn Middle School
East Borough, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1PL
Outstanding Secondary 9-13
Beaucroft Foundation School
Wimborne Road, Colehill, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 2SS
Outstanding Special 4-19
Cerne Abbas Church of England Voluntary Controlled First School
Duck Street, Cerne Abbas, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7LA
Outstanding Primary 3-9
Colehill First School
Pilford Heath Road, Colehill, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 2LZ
Outstanding Primary 5-9
Cranborne Church of England Voluntary Aided First School
Water Street, Cranborne, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5QB
Outstanding Primary 5-9
Hampreston Church of England Voluntary Aided First School
Hampreston Village, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 7LX
Outstanding Primary 5-9
Hayeswood First School
Cutlers Place, Colehill, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 2HN
Outstanding Primary 5-9
Henbury View First School
Hillside Road, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3TR
Outstanding Primary 5-9
Piddle Valley Church of England First School
Piddletrenthide, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7QL
Outstanding Primary 3-9
Portesham Church of England Primary School
Winters Close, Portesham, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4HP
Outstanding Primary 4-11
Rushcombe First School
Hanham Road, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3PX
Outstanding Primary 4-9
St George’s Church of England School, Bourton
Church Track, Bourton, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 5BN
Outstanding Primary 4-11
St Ives Primary & Nursery School
Sandy Lane, St Ives, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 2LE
Outstanding Primary 2-11
St James’ Church of England Voluntary Controlled First School
Gaunts Common, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4JN
Outstanding Primary 5-9
St John’s Church of England First School, Wimborne
St John’s Hill, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1BX
Outstanding Primary 5-9
St Mary the Virgin Church of England Primary School
Pheasant Way, Shaftesbury Road, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4LP
Outstanding Primary 2-11
St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, Bradford Abbas
Mill Lane, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6RH
Outstanding Primary 4-11
St Nicholas and St Laurence Church of England Primary School, Broadwey
Broadwey, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 5DQ
Outstanding Primary 4-11
Sturminster Marshall First School
78 High Street, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4AY
Outstanding Primary 5-9
The Thomas Hardye School
Queen’s Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2ET
Outstanding Secondary 13-18
The Woodroffe School
Uplyme Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3LX
Outstanding Secondary 11-18
Thornford CofE Primary School
Boot Lane, Thornford, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6QY
Outstanding Primary 5-11
Three Legged Cross First and Nursery School
Church Road, Three Legged Cross, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 6RF
Outstanding Primary 2-9
Trinity CofE VA First School
Coopers Lane, Verwood, Dorset, BH31 7PG
Outstanding Primary 4-9
Verwood Church of England First School
Howe Lane, Verwood, Dorset, BH31 6JF
Outstanding Primary 2-9
Westfield Arts College
Littlemoor Road, Preston, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 6AA
Outstanding Special 4-19
Winterbourne Valley Church of England Aided First School
Winterbourne Abbas, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9LW
Outstanding Primary 3-9
Witchampton Church of England First School
Witchampton, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5AP
Outstanding Primary 5-9
Yewstock School
Honeymead Lane, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1EW
Outstanding Special 2-19
All Saints Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Bishops Caundle, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NQ
Good Primary 4-11
Arbour House
15-17 Glendinning Avenue, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7QF
Good Independent (special) 6-18
Archbishop Wake Church of England Primary School
Black Lane, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8SW
Good Primary 4-11
Aurora Boveridge College - The Beeches School
The Beeches, Cranborne, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5RT
Good Independent (special) 11-16
Beaminster School
Newtown, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3EP
Good Secondary 11-18
Bincombe Valley Primary School
Culliford Way, Littlemoor, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 6AW
Good Primary 2-11
Blandford St Mary Church of England Primary School
Birch Avenue, Blandford St Mary, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 9QD
Good Primary 4-11
Bridport, St Mary’s Church of England Primary School
Skilling Hill Road, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 5LA
Good Primary 4-11
Broadmayne First School
Knighton Lane, Broadmayne, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PH
Good Primary 4-9
Broadwindsor Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Drimpton Road, Broadwindsor, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3QL
Good Primary 4-11
Buckland Newton Church of England Primary School
Buckland Newton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7BY
Good Primary 4-11
Burton Bradstock Church of England Voluntary Controlled School
Church Street, Burton Bradstock, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 4QS
Good Primary 5-11
Cheselbourne Village School
Cheselbourne, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7NT
Good Primary 2-9
Chickerell Primary Academy
Rashley Road, Chickerell, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4AT
Good Primary 4-11
Cranborne Middle School
Cranborne, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5RP
Good Secondary 9-13
Damers First School
Liscombe Street, Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 3DF
Good Primary 5-9
Dorset Studio School
Kingston Maurward, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PX
Good Secondary 11-16
Downlands Community School
Blandford Camp, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8BG
Good Primary 2-11
Dunbury Church of England Academy
DOLWAY LANE, BLANDFORD FORUM, WINTERBORNE WHITECHURCH, DORSET, DT11 0AW
Good Primary 4-11
Ferndown First School
Mountbatten Drive, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9FB
Good Primary 5-9
Ferndown Middle School
Peter Grant Way, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9UP
Good Secondary 9-13
Ferndown Upper School
Cherry Grove, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9EY
Good Secondary 13-19
Frome Valley CofE VA First School
School Drive, Crossways, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8WR
Good Primary 5-9
Gillingham School
Hardings Lane, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4QP
Good Secondary 11-18
Hazelbury Bryan Primary School
Droop, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2ED
Good Primary 4-11
Hillside Community First School
Hillside Road, Verwood, Dorset, BH31 7HE
Good Primary 5-9
Holy Trinity Church of England VC Primary School & Community Nursery
Cross Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9QX
Good Primary 2-11
Kingston Maurward College
Kingston Maurward, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PY
Good General Further Education and Tertiary 16-99
Lockyer’s Middle School
Blandford Road, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3HQ
Good Secondary 9-13
Loders CofE Primary Academy
Loders, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3SA
Good Primary 2-11
Lulworth and Winfrith CofE VC Primary School
School Lane, West Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5SA
Good Primary 4-11
Lytchett Matravers Primary School
Lytchett Matravers, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6DY
Good Primary 4-11
Lytchett Minster School
Lytchett Minster, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6JD
Good Secondary 11-19
Maiden Newton, Greenford Church of England Primary School
Chilfrome Lane, Maiden Newton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 0AX
Good Primary 4-11
Manor Park Church of England First School
Mellstock Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2BH
Good Primary 2-9
Marshwood CofE Primary Academy
Marshwood, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 5QA
Good Primary 4-11
Milborne St Andrew First School
Hopsfield, Milborne St Andrew, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0JE
Good Primary 5-9
Milton-on-Stour Church of England Primary School
Milton-on-Stour, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 5QD
Good Primary 4-11
Motcombe CofE VA Primary School
Church Road, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9NT
Good Academy 4-11
Mountjoy School
Tunnel Road, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3HB
Good Special 3-19
Oakhurst Community First School
Shaftesbury Road, West Moors, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 0DY
Good Primary 5-9
Parley First School
Glenmoor Road, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 8QE
Good Primary 5-9
Parrett and Axe Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Fairoak Way, Mosterton, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3JQ
Good Primary 4-11
Pimperne Church of England VC Primary School
Newfield Road, Pimperne, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8WF
Good Primary 4-11
Powerstock Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Powerstock, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3TB
Good Primary 4-11
Priory Blandford Camhs Closed
Shottsford House, Heddington Drive, Fairfield Bungalows, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7HX
Good Independent 11-18
Puddletown Church of England First School
Dorchester Road, Puddletown, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8FZ
Good Primary 5-9
Purbeck View School
Northbrook Road, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1PR
Good Independent (special) 7-19
Queen Elizabeth’s School
Blandford Road, Pamphill, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4DT
Good Secondary 13-18
Radipole Primary School
Radipole Lane, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 5HS
Good Primary 4-11
Ringwood Waldorf School
Folly Farm Lane, Ashley, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 2NN
Good Independent 3-18
Salway Ash Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Salwayash, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 5JE
Good Primary 5-11
Shaftesbury School
Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8ER
Good Academy 11-18
Sheiling College
Horton Road, Ashley, The Sheiling Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 2EB
Good Independent Specialist College 19-24
Sheiling School
Horton Road, Ashley, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 2EB
Good Independent (special) 5-19
Sherborne Abbey Church of England Primary School
Lenthay Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6AQ
Good Primary 4-11
Sherborne Primary School
Harbour Way, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4AJ
Good Primary 4-11
Shillingstone Church of England Primary School
Augustan Avenue, Shillingstone, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0TX
Good Primary 4-11
Sixpenny Handley First School
Sixpenny Handley, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 5NJ
Good Primary 5-9
Southill Primary School
Sycamore Road, Southill, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9UF
Good Primary 4-11
Spetisbury CofE VA Primary School
High Street, Spetisbury, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 9DF
Good Primary 4-11
St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School
Yetminster, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6LS
Good Primary 4-11
St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School
Littlemoor Road, Preston, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 6AA
Good Primary 5-11
St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School, Weymouth
Hardy Avenue, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 0RH
Good Primary 4-11
St George’s Church of England Primary School, Langton Matravers
High Street, Langton Matravers, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 3HB
Good Primary 4-11
St George’s Community Primary School
Clarence Road, Portland, Dorset, DT5 2BD
Good Primary 4-11
St James’ Church of England First School and Nursery, Alderholt
Park Lane, Alderholt, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 3AJ
Good Primary 2-9
St John’s Church of England Primary School
Coombe Avenue, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7TP
Good Primary 2-11
St Mary’s Catholic First School, Dorchester
Lucetta Lane, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2DD
Good Primary 2-9
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Marnhull
Old Mill Lane, Marnhull, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1JX
Good Primary 3-11
St Mary’s Church of England First School, Charminster
West Hill, Charminster, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9RD
Good Primary 5-9
St Mary’s Church of England Middle School, Puddletown
Puddletown, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8SA
Good Secondary 9-13
St Michael’s Church of England Middle School, Colehill
Colehill Lane, Colehill, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 7AB
Good Secondary 9-13
St Nicholas Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Child Okeford
Station Road, Child Okeford, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8EL
Good Primary 4-11
Stalbridge Church of England Primary School
Stalbridge, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2LP
Good Primary 4-11
Sticklands Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Summer Lane, Evershot, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 0JP
Good Primary 5-11
Stoborough Church of England Primary School
Corfe Road, Stoborough, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5AD
Good Primary 4-11
Sturminster Newton High School
Bath Road, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1DT
Good Secondary 11-18
Swanage Primary School
Mount Scar, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2EY
Good Primary 4-11
Swanage St Mark’s Church of England Primary School
High Street, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2PH
Good Primary 4-11
Symondsbury Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Symondsbury, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 6HD
Good Primary 4-11
The Abbey CofE VA Primary School, Shaftesbury
St James’s Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8HQ
Good Primary 4-11
The Forum School
Shillingstone, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0QS
Good Independent (special) 7-19
The Gryphon School
Bristol Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4EQ
Good Secondary 11-18
The Prince of Wales School
Maiden Castle Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2HH
Good Primary 4-9
The Purbeck School
Worgret Road, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4PF
Good Secondary 11-18
The Sir John Colfox Academy
Ridgeway, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3DT
Good Secondary 11-18
The Swanage School
High Street, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2PH
Good Secondary 11-16
Thorner’s Church of England School, Litton Cheney
Litton Cheney, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9AU
Good Primary 2-11
Trent Young’s CofE Primary School
Trent, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4SW
Good Primary 4-11
Upton Infant School
Guest Road, Upton, Poole, Dorset, BH16 5LQ
Good Primary 5-7
West Moors Middle School
Heathfield Way, West Moors, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 0DA
Good Secondary 9-13
West Moors, St Mary’s Church of England Voluntary Controlled First School
Station Road, West Moors, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 0JF
Good Primary 2-9
Weymouth College
Cranford Avenue, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7LQ
Good General Further Education and Tertiary 16-99
William Barnes Primary School
Bridge Street, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1BZ
Good Primary 4-11
Wimborne First School
Campanula Way, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1HQ
Good Primary 5-9
Wimborne St Giles Church of England First School and Nursery
Wimborne St Giles, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5LX
Good Primary 2-9
Wyke Regis Infant School and Nursery
Shrubbery Lane, Wyke Regis, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9LU
Good Primary 5-7
Wyvern Academy
Dorchester Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 5AL
Good Special 2-19
Beaminster St Mary’s Academy
Clay Lane, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3BY
Requires improvement Primary 4-11
Beechcroft St Pauls CofE Primary School
Corporation Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 0LQ
Requires improvement Primary 4-11
Bridport Primary School
St Andrew’s Road, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3BJ
Requires improvement Primary 4-11
Charmouth Primary School
Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 6LR
Requires improvement Primary 3-11
Conifers Primary School
Radipole Lane, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 0QF
Requires improvement Primary 4-11
Corfe Castle Church of England Primary School
East Street, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5EE
Requires improvement Primary 4-11
Dorchester Middle School
Queen’s Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2HS
Requires improvement Secondary 9-13
Durweston CofE VA Primary School
Durweston, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0QA
Requires improvement Primary 4-11
Gillingham Primary School
School Road, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4QR
Requires improvement Primary 4-11
Milldown CofE Academy
Milldown Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7SN
Requires improvement Primary 4-11
Sandford St Martin’s Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Sandford, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 7BN
Requires improvement Primary 4-11
Shaftesbury Church of England Primary School
Wincombe Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8PZ
Requires improvement Academy 4-11
St Catherine’s Roman Catholic School
Pymore Road, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3TR
Requires improvement Primary 5-11
St Gregory’s Church of England Primary School, Marnhull
New Street, Marnhull, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1PZ
Requires improvement Primary 4-11
St Mary & St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
Folly Lane, Wool, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6DS
Requires improvement Primary 4-11
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Swanage
Northbrook Road, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1QE
Requires improvement Primary 4-11
St Michael’s Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Lyme Regis
Kings Way, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3DY
Requires improvement Primary 4-11
Stower Provost Community School
Woodville Stour Provost, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 5LX
Requires improvement Primary 4-11
The Blandford School
Milldown Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7SQ
Requires improvement Secondary 11-18
Thorncombe, St Mary’s Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Chard Street, Thorncombe, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4NE
Requires improvement Primary 2-11
Upton Junior School
St Martin’s Road, Upton, Poole, Dorset, BH16 5NQ
Requires improvement Primary 7-11
Wareham St Mary Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Streche Road, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4PG
Requires improvement Primary 4-11
Wyke Primary School
Deane Avenue, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4SH
Requires improvement Primary 4-11
Wyke Regis Church of England Junior School
High Street, Wyke Regis, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9NU
Requires improvement Primary 7-11
All Saints’ Church of England Academy
Sunnyside Road, Wyke Regis, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9BJ
Inadequate Secondary 11-16
Atlantic Academy Portland
Maritime House, Southwell Park, Portland, Dorset, DT5 2NA
Inadequate Other 4-16
Bere Regis Primary and Preschool
Southbrook, Bere Regis, Wareham, BH20 7DB
Inadequate Primary 3-11
Bovington Academy
Holt Road, Bovington, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6LE
Inadequate Primary 4-11
Budmouth Academy Weymouth
Chickerell Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9SY
Inadequate Secondary 11-18
Emmanuel Middle Church of England Middle School
Howe Lane, Verwood, BH31 6JF
Inadequate Secondary 9-13
Harbour Vale School
Simons Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4DN
Inadequate Pupil Referral Unit 5-16
Harrow House International College
Harrow Drive, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1PE
Inadequate Independent 15-17
Okeford Fitzpaine Church of England School
The Cross, Okeford Fitzpaine, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0RF
Inadequate Primary 4-11
Pamphill Voluntary Controlled Church of England First School
Pamphill Green, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4EE
Inadequate Primary 5-9
St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School
West Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 0PF
Inadequate Primary 4-11
St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School, Wimborne
Cutlers Place, Colehill, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 2HN
Inadequate Primary 3-11
St Osmund’s Church of England Middle School
Barnes Way, Dorchester, DT1 2DZ
Inadequate Secondary 9-13
Wey Valley Academy
436 Dorchester Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 5AN
Inadequate Secondary 11-16
Wool Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
High Street, Wool, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6BT
Inadequate Primary 4-11