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.
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.
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.
The investment in the redevelopment of our school site is ongoing, with the new Senior School three storey teaching block near completion. Occupancy will be taking place in early November, and will accommodate new Science laboratories, Drama and Music Studios, and state of the art classrooms for all the key subjects we now offer as part of our curriculum.
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.
Mrs Rebecca Harrison