The school is set in the quiet town of Chickerell just outside the busy seaside resort of Weymouth in beautiful Dorset. Chickerell is a quiet and pleasant place with a few shops, playing field, church and small library. Chesil Beach is very close. Dorchester is only 8 miles away. Weymouth is two miles away.
History of the School
The school building itself is quite new, opened in 1995, and the old building has been demolished to make way for houses on the other side of the playing field. Chickerell is a popular place for builders of new houses and so the school quickly became too small and has had three extensions built to accommodate its 320 children. There are 12 classes and over 30 staff who work at the school.
The school has been granted a number of awards in recognition of the hard work of the children and staff. These include an Artsmark Gold, Activemark Gold, FA Charter Standard, the Basic Skills Award and a number of School Achievement Awards as well as a validation from Exeter University in respect of the work we do in teacher training.