Dorchester Middle School

Academy School. At Dorchester Middle School we are committed to working with you to provide your child with the best possible educational experience within a positive, caring and supportive environment. It is our aim to ensure that your child feels happy and safe in school and is encouraged to achieve the highest standards.


Venue address
Queens Avenue
West Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 09:00-13:10 And 14:00-15:30
Tue: 09:00-13:10 And 14:00-15:30
Wed: 09:00-13:10 And 14:00-15:30
Thu: 09:00-13:10 And 14:00-15:30
Fri: 09:00-13:10 And 14:00-15:30

Service Details

Additional Information
Headteacher: Miss Caroline Dearden. In house support Behavioural Support, Tutor Support, Homework Support, Under-achieving pupils support. On site medical auxiliary support. Parent support programme.
Related Links
• School admissions, transport, term dates and free school meals
• School performance tables
• Check for school closures
Age Range
9 years 0 months to 12 years 0 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
21/05/2019 Satisfactory/Requires Improvement View here


Wheelchair accessible
wheelchair accessible and lift available.
Parking availability information
On site visitor parking available. Disability and drop off parking available.
Toilet facility information
Disabled toilets. Ground and first floor disabled toilets. Facilities for intimate care.
Other Facilities
Lift to first floor and another lift to the music room. There is a Physical Disability base in a separate bungalow on site with a physiotherapy room, accessible kitchen, a toilet/shower room and a work room. Contact school for details

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities
Provision for SEND pupils is overseen by the Special Needs Coordinator (Miss Larissa Sharpe SENDCO). The SENDCO is part of the Senior Leadership team, which ensures that special needs has a high profile in the school. Where a pupil has a EHCP, the SENDCO will meet at least annually to agree an Action Plan for the forthcoming year. Where a pupil has a specific intervention, the adult responsible for delivering the programme will establish the objectives, which can be shared with parents/carer and other staff working with the pupil as appropriate. The progress of SEND pupils and interventions are closely monitored and the SENDCO reports to governors at Full Governors' meetings. The SENDCO also works closely with the SEND governor who is updated at regular meetings.
See our school's SEND policy and information

Journey Planner

Address: Queens Avenue  Dorchester  Dorset

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