Secondary Schools and Colleges
The Purbeck School – a Specialist Science College
The Purbeck School is a very successful co-educational comprehensive secondary school which educates students from Years 7 to 11 and also includes a thriving sixth form for Years 12 and 13. The school has recently benefitted from an extensive multi-million pound rebuilding process which has included provision of a brand new student café, a modern LRC, a creative arts facility, a state-of-the-art sixth form centre in addition to refitted and extended classrooms throughout the school. We have unrivalled sporting facilities including all-weather astro pitches and full use of our neighbouring sports centre which includes an excellent swimming pool, dance studios and a fully equipped gym.
The school's students continue to gain excellent grades in both GCSE and post-16 qualifications leading to high praise in publications such as the Government's Parliamentary Review of 2016!
We are proud of our students' wide and varied achievements both in academic examinations and vocational courses, as well as in the numerous sporting and extra-curricular activities that we offer. We have at least one musical production every year and are regularly county champions in a range of sports including rugby, handball and netball. Our students are happy and well cared for, and we thoroughly believe in our motto: 'Achieving excellence together'.
Please see our website (www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk) and contact us if you would like a brochure or wish to arrange a visit to see us at work.
Kingston Maurward College
Based near Dorchester, Kingston Maurward College offers inspiring and challenging education and training opportunities to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to succeed in life and work. The college is set in a stunning 750 acre estate complete with a Georgian main building, commercial farm, laboratories, training areas, animal care unit and a new £1m purpose-built skills centre. Course areas include agriculture, horticulture, food, outdoor adventure and sports coaching, countryside management, foundation learning, animal care, equine studies, construction, army preparation, IT business and professional, and business administration and finance.