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Sturminster Newton High School
Bath Road, DT10 1DT, UK Sturminster Newton
+44 (0)1258 472642


Sturminster Newton High School, a coeducational county community comprehensive school for students aged 11-19, is in partnership with Shaftesbury School for the provision of A Level and GNVQ courses to students aged 16- 19. The school has 586 students aged 11-16 and has 93 Sixth Form students based at Sturminster. We accept students from the Sturminster Newton Pyramid of primary schools of William Barnes, Stalbridge, Child Okeford, Shillingstone, Okeford Fitzpaine and Hazelbury Bryan. We also accept students from other schools.

The admissions limit for the school is 120 for each academic year, and the school operates the Dorset Admissions Policy.


In this caring school community, students are inspired, motivated and challenged to fulfill their potential, always striving to move from 'good to excellent'. At Sturminster Newton we provide a safe, secure and happy environment where everyone can learn and develop their skills necessary for life in the 21st century.


The school meets the requirements of the National Curriculum, and public examination results indicate that we are performing well above national, county and similar school averages.

We ensure that all students study the same core subjects and are introduced to the same broad range of skills and knowledge. We match the pace and depth of work to each student’s needs to ensure they are challenged to fulfil their potential.

Small class sizes are a priority whenever possible. The average class size in Year 7 this year (2007-8) is 27.

The most important resource of the school is the teaching staff. We have a very well qualified and experienced staff who work in specialist teams throughout the school. They are very ably assisted by support staff.

Learning takes place in many ways and in many places. Students are often involved in experimentation, investigation, research and enquiry. They may work individually or in groups, but they will also often be taught as a whole class by their teachers, meeting the wide range of preferred learning styles. This will ensure that lessons are delivered in the way best suited to improve learning and achievement for each individual.

We recognise that ‘one size doesn’t fit all’ so we try to stretch and challenge students in their lessons so that the rate of progress matches their needs. To this end we set students in subjects such as English, Maths and Science to ensure the right blend of personal challenge and support.


Sturminster Newton Sixth Form is in partnership with Shaftesbury School which means we are able to offer an increased number of subjects and a more extensive choice of subject combinations. In the OFSTED inspection (May 2007) the Sixth Form partnership with Shaftesbury was graded as ‘outstanding’. The students follow a three/four AS Level programme or, for some students, a Level 2 programme of study. (Full details can be found in the separate Sixth Form prospectus).

Students can opt to study full time at Sturminster or at Shaftesbury or at a combination of the two schools. Transport between the two schools is provided.

As well as their chosen subjects, students will follow an Enrichment course and a Tutorial Programme which looks at such issues as time management, examinations, and health issues. Sporting activities take place on Wednesday afternoons.

Year 13 also follow a programme preparing them for University and Higher Education. The Sixth Form has a successful record in Higher Education, including Oxbridge.


To widen the experience of our students and support our pastoral and academic curriculum, we organise a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. Each year foreign visits are undertaken which introduce students to the life of the country whose language they are learning. There are also many theatre visits to locations such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, The Globe, London West End Theatres, Poole and Southampton.

The Humanities departments run field study trips to Berlin, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Winchester, Chesil Beach and Dartmoor. The Science department organises educational visits to local development chemists, lectures given by BAYS and Alton Towers. Art students have annual visits to major art galleries including Florence and London and exhibit in local exhibitions such as Sherborne. They also work with local artists. Dance, Drama and Music workshops take place in and out of school and also include trips to theatres and concerts.

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