Common Questions


The best answer to that will come from the students themselves...



Yes, you can have a locker. They are available to Year 7 students from mid-September. We will send a letter to your parents asking them for a deposit. You can keep the same locker until you leave the school.

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No, we choose the tutor groups. We talk to your Primary School about you and what subjects you like, and we talk to your teacher about who you get on with best. Then we decide on your tutor group. You will be able to meet them, and hopefully your tutor, when you come for Induction Day.


We have a two week timetable, so you will have two timetables - one for Week 1 and one for Week 2. You might find that they are quite similar.

Your tutor will give you your timetable on the first day of school in September. It will tell you what lessons you have, where they are, and with which teacher.

We have five lessons every day and they will be from all different subjects. You will need to move around the school site from lesson to lesson. 


The teachers understand that it might take you a little while to get to know your way around, and in the first few weeks they will understand that you might be late because you are lost.

However, we do expect you to learn your way around and lateness will be a cause for concern after the first few weeks.


  • March 16, 2018 Our sister school, , is running two Open Mornings aimed at the parents of those students who did not secure their first choice secondary school. This is a great opportunity to talk to students and staff to find out more. Details are here: Read more Read more
  • March 14, 2018 This is what amazing Year 7 leadership looks like in PE lessons! Four leaders in charge of 60 students! Read more
  • March 8, 2018 This week at Sunrise Retirement Home, the students and residents are playing cards together! Read more
  • March 7, 2018 A huge congratulations to one of our Year 9 students for designing the new logo for the : Read more, and thank you to for incorporating this into our Year 9 Design & Technology project work.
  • March 7, 2018 Exciting things going on in our department this morning... Read more
  • March 7, 2018 Dorset County Cup Finals here we come! The U15 girls team beat Budmouth School 5-3 in a nail-biting match with twists and turns throughout! All 11 players contributed to a memorable victory and should feel very proud of what they've achieved. Come on girls - one more to go! Read more
  • March 1, 2018 We have again made the difficult decision to close the school on FRIDAY 2nd MARCH due to the continued snow, the prediction of snow overnight and the dangerous travel conditions. The safety of our students and staff is paramount. We envisage being open on Monday as normal.
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