The Prince of Wales School

Local Authority School. The Prince of Wales School provides a vibrant, interesting and exciting curriculum for young children. We welcome all learners and seek to ensure that all children achieve their potential. We provide children with a positive attitude to learning and thus prepare them for the next stage in their education.


Venue address
Maiden Castle Road
West Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 09:00-15:30
Tue: 09:00-15:30
Wed: 09:00-15:30
Thu: 09:00-15:30
Fri: 09:00-15:30

Service Details

Additional Information
Headteacher: Mr. Gary Spracklen. Base for pupils with a physical disability aged 4 years to 9 years. Our breakfast club runs between 8am to 9am and our after-school club runs from 3.30pm to 6pm. Also, on the school site you will find Dorchester Opportunity Group - a pre-school for children aged 2 to 4 years and 11 months with additional needs. For further information please call 01305 751707 or email The Prince Of Wales Pre-School is also situated here for 2 years and 9 months to 4 years and 11 months. For further information please call 01305 751940 or email
Related Links
• School admissions, transport, term dates and free school meals
• School performance tables
• Check for school closures
• The Prince of Wales Pre-School
• Dorchester Opportunity Group Pre-School
Age Range
4 years 0 months to 9 years 11 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
21/06/2018 Good View here


Wheelchair accessible
Fully accessible.
Parking availability information
On site parking, drop off facilities and disability bays.
Toilet facility information
Disabled toilet with hoist and changing facilities.
Other Facilities
Physio room, hydrotherapy pool, soft play room and sensory room.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

The Prince of Wales School is a fully inclusive Mainstream First School with a wide range of experience of successfully meeting the needs of children with significant barriers to their learning. We have a resourced provision for children with physical disabilities, mainly cerebral palsy. Our staff are trained and positive about including children with serious medical conditions, children with learning difficulties and a variety of syndromes within an inclusive mainstream environment. We have a strong SEND team with specialisms in dyslexia, movement and coordination issues, speech and language, social communication difficulties and Aspergers Syndrome'. The school has an ethos that welcomes all learners and seeks to inspire everyone to learn.

See our school's SEND policy and information

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Address: Maiden Castle Road  Dorchester  Dorset

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