Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to our website, which I hope will provide you with a glimpse of our school life.

I feel extremely proud and fortunate to be the Headteacher of this very special school. I believe students, staff, and families who have had the privilege of being associated with our school will be able to identify how the school seems to engage, enthral and captivate all those who have been fortunate enough to have played a part in its amazing heritage. IMG 2504

We are an outstanding independent Catholic school, educating boys and girls from the age of 3 to 16, where children of all faiths are welcome.

We are ranked as one of the top performing non-selective schools in the area, which was recently highlighted when our students achieved excellent GCSE grades; with 100% of them accomplishing 5 or more grades 4-9 and more impressively we are currently ranked 2nd performing school in Staffordshire against selective and non-selective schools for Maths and English at GCSE .

I believe in challenging each student to achieve the best they are capable of and attribute the continued success of the school to my dedicated teaching staff, who go above and beyond, to ensure all our students reach their full potential.

I am very proud to have unveiled our brand new teaching building this year. The new state of the art eco-friendly  building provides three stories of high tech classrooms, science laboratories, a performing arts studio, an art studio, a peripetetic music room and even a roof top classroom housing an eco garden. The building sits alongside the Trent and Mersey canal and many classrooms have panaramic views of the water giving the children a tranquil space to learn in.

Our school creates a love of learning in a friendly and happy environment; we nurture individuality and an acceptance of others’ strengths and weaknesses, so each child is advised and guided to explore and pursue their own interests and encouraged to succeed in all that they want to achieve. This was recognised when we were awarded an ‘Excellent’, which is the top grade achievable by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) and equivalent to outstanding in Ofsted terms.

A busy programme of sports, cultural events, speakers, visits, clubs, and activities enhance school life. There is something for everyone at St. Dominic’s.

Since the temporary closure of our school on Friday 20th March 2020 we have been providing a full curriculum of learning for children of all ages via Microsoft Teams in a virtual setting.  I'm so overwhelmed by the children's ability to adapt and to stay focused and motivated, and I am very grateful to my talented teaching staff for delivering a new type of learning.  It has certainly been a challenging time for everyone; children, staff, and families but as long as we continue to support eachother we will get through it together.

As children are now begining to return to school life, the Senior Leadership Team have worked hard to ensure that all possible precautions have been put in place to ensure the safety of our pupils.  There is a one way system operating at school, markings on corridors indicating 2 meter gaps, distanced workstations and hand washing points throughout the site.  Processes are in place to control drop off and collection of children and hand washing takes place on entry to and exit from school as well as regularly during the day.

For more information, a virtual tour or online meeting, please contact our admissions officer Louise Lloyd by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mrs Rebecca Harrison




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School Update

St. Dominic’s Priory School is currently open for all children in Pre-school, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 in addition to children of key workers across all years.

For those children who remain at home, the full curriculum is being taught daily by teachers via Microsoft Teams. Children can communicate with teachers and friends during lesson time and can download and submit their work online helping them to continue to be motivated and remain focused.

We have been conducting virtual tours, meetings and online lesson experiences for parents and children considering St. Dominic’s Priory School for their children and have places available across a number of year groups for September 2020.

We have received an unprecedented number of admissions in Year 9 for September 2020 and as a result have added an additional form class to accommodate. As a result we now have places available for Year 9 from September 2020.

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