At St. Dominic’s Priory School in Stone, we know that high-quality PE fosters the physical, moral, social and intellectual development of students. Through a broad and balanced programme, all of our students (aged 3 – 16 years) make use of the school’s indoor and outdoor facilities and specialist staff. Our huge sports hall houses two full-size tennis courts, a climbing wall, football pitch, netball and basketball courts, plus two Olympic size trampolines. Our outdoor multi use games area with tennis court and 5-a-side pitch is used daily by students across the school during both PE lessons and breaktimes. As well as our own specialist sports teachers, we are delighted to offer a range of extra-curricular sports and coaches including football, trampolining, tennis, badminton and hockey.
Sport can help to develop confidence and a positive mental attitude that permeates all aspects of a child’s life. Here at St. Dominic’s we aim to develop a love of sport that will last our children a lifetime, and in offering such a wide range of sports, we feel confident that we have something for every ability and interest. Students in KS4 have the opportunity to choose PE as a GCSE option.
We have successful sports teams, all receiving first class coaching from our specialist PE staff and coaches where both participation and competition are valued, with regular fixtures and extra-curricular sports coaching opportunities throughout the year.
At St. Dominic’s Priory School in Stone we feel that all students, including the youngest of our students, make full use of being part of an all-through school from the age of 3 to 16.
All students from pre-school, through to primary and senior school receive a full and varied curriculum, as well as making use of the specialist teachers in our senior school for PE, performing arts, French and music. As children move through their years here, further specialist subject teachers and specialist rooms are provided for our students from a bespoke primary science lab and lessons in our dance, drama and art studios along with a design and technology workshop.
At St. Dominic’s Priory School, we firmly believe that we can provide the best start to our students’ education with the links and community within a small and nurturing school.
Pre-school and Reception at St Dominic's offers a welcoming, creative, well-resourced environment with small class sizes, where fun and learning go hand in hand.
EYFS children primarily learn through play but also benefit from the structure of teacher led activities including daily phonics and literacy and numeracy sessions.
The children also gain from a large, fully enclosed outdoor area. The outdoor environment provides a rich, dynamic, natural space for learning and development and is an essential learning resource.
Our happy, caring staff make a positive impact on every child's individual development, tailoring learning to each child's needs and abilities, whilst nurturing their emotional wellbeing.
We are proud to lay the foundations to their academic journey.
Our EYFS department welcomes children from the age of 3.
The mental health and wellbeing of our students has never been as important as now! Whilst working remotely through the pandemic, we connected with our children for every lesson and had many initiatives to keep the relationships and experiences with school as normal as possible. Of course, nothing can be better than being in school with normal routines and time to spend with their peers!
Here at St. Dominic’s we are ensuring we do everything to support our students. We have been able to reinstate our lunchtime and after school extra-curricular clubs, which incorporate many opportunities for sport, DT, mindfulness and fun activities for the children. Investment in equipment and resources at break and lunchtimes enables children throughout the whole school to have the space and tools needed to reconnect with each other and take ‘time out’ to focus on their mental health, wellbeing and friendships.
Due to the pandemic, we know that many families may have concerns about gaps in their children's learning, hence choosing the right school has never been more important.
St Dominic’s Priory School in Stone is rated ‘EXCELLENT’ by the Independent Schools Inspectors and is the school of choice for families seeking an enriching education for their children, with outstanding academic opportunities and unparalleled pastoral care.
As a school, St. Dominic’s provides an education from the age of 3 through to 16 within our early years, primary and senior school education along with wraparound childcare.
We have top ranking results year on year which prove that the St. Dominic’s ethos of providing a bespoke education to each child through understanding their strengths and weaknesses really works. Guaranteed small class sizes, coupled with engaging and enthusiastic teachers ensures that the school is able to remain non-selective.
All children, from 3 years old upwards, are taught by specialist teachers for subjects such as French, Sport, music, dance and performing arts, science, ICT and peripatetic facilities are available to all age groups. The school site also houses a large sports hall, a climbing wall and an outdoor multi-use games area and competitive sports regularly take place.
Please contact us to discuss the difference St. Dominic’s Priory School could make to your child's future. Face-to-face visits are now permitted although we can still arrange online tours and consultations if this is preferred or your time limited.
Nothing beats seeing us in person and so we are thrilled to announce that we will be opening our fabulous school for indivudal tours for families considering St. Dominic’s Priory School, Stone for their children's education.
Families will visit on a strictly appointment only basis and we will ensure that all health and safety guidelines relating to the Coronavirus are met. (Subject to change due to government guidelines).
You will be taken on a tour of the school by a member of the Senior Leadership Team during a 'normal' school day and so you will get to really experience the daily life of St. Dominic’s children. All visitors will use our hand sanitising station on entry, wear a face mask and socially distance at all times. Tours will not take place during break or lunch times and lessons will be observed from a distance.
You will have the opportunity to see our Early Years unit, Prep School, brand new Senior School building, huge Sports Hall and MUGA (Multi-use games area) and much more!
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If you are unable to attend one of our Open Days we can offer the following:
Firstly, well done to all our students this term! As you all know it's been tough working from home through lockdown, but everyone has proceeded to work hard and earn house points.
The grand totals of house points are as follows:
As you can see, it was a close call, but well done to Romero who took the winning title! Furthermore, 20 students received their bronze award, 38 received silver and 24 achieved their gold - keep up the good work!
During this lockdown, challenges and quizzes have been set for students to participate in, such as the Spanish cooking challenge, the February fitness challenge, and the weekly house quizzes. The results have been very impressive, so well done to all who took part!
Finally, a special mention to Jen in primary 4, for completing a sponsored silence to raise money for the Douglas Macmillian; Caitlyn in year 10, who is embarking on a 30-mile run in the half term holiday to raise money for Young Minds; and Shauney in year 11, who raised money for a local homelessness charity.
We look forward to welcoming you all back next week.
Amelia in Y11, Marketing Prefect
We are delighted to announce our talented winners and 2nd place entries of the ISA Midlands Art Competition 2020. A huge well done to our dedicated and creative students who were judged amongst a total of 163 entries competing from 24 schools. A number of categories were entered, including, drawing, textiles and 3D.
Amelie, P6, 1st Place
Rose, Year 11, 1st Place
Zoe, P4, 2nd Place
Ava, Year 9, 2nd Place
Kayleigh, Year 9, 2nd Place
Kate, Year 11, 2nd Place
Rose, Year 11, 2nd Place
Due to the current restrictions relating to Coronavirus our November Entrance Assessments will be conducted on-line.
Nothing beats seeing us in person and so we are thrilled to announce that we will be opening our fabulous school for a full week of tours for families considering St. Dominic’s Priory School, Stone for their children’s education.
Families will visit on a strictly appointment only basis and we will ensure that all health and safety guidelines relating to Coronavirus are met.
Monday – Friday
You will be taken on a tour of the school by a member of the Senior Leadership Team during a ‘normal’ school day and so you will get to really experience the daily life of St. Dominic’s children. All visitors will use our hand sanitising station on entry, wear a face mask and socially distance at all times. Tours will not take place during break or lunch times and lessons will be observed from a distance.
You will have the opportunity to see our Early Years unit, Prep School, brand new Senior School building, huge Sports Hall and MUGA (multi-use games area) and much more!
Appointments will also be made for Saturday when children are not in school. Families will be able to see our facilities in more detail and will have the opportunity to meet members of the Senior Leadership Team as well as chat to subject teachers.
Safety measures will remain in place on Saturday and visitors will again use our hand sanitising station on entry, wear a face mask and socially distance at all times.
To download a school prospectus please click here.
If you are unable to attend one of our Open Days we can offer the following:
St. Dominic’s Priory School – GCSE Results 20/08/2020
St. Dominic’s Priory School is an independent, non-selective school in Stone, Staffordshire, accepting children of all faiths and abilities between the ages of 3 and 16 years old.
Mrs Harrison, Headteacher, is delighted once again to announce outstanding GCSE results in what has been a very difficult year, and thanks students, parents and teachers for their incredible ability to adapt to and embrace the virtual learning environment in which the full curriculum has continued to be delivered during ‘lockdown’.
100% of students have acheived their predicted grades
100% of students have been accepted into ‘next step’ choice of education
63% of students have been awarded 1 or more grade 8 or above
47% of grades awarded were grade 7 – 9
Key top performing students achieved grades 7 - 9 across all subjects
Mrs Rebecca Harrison, Headteacher, said -
“It has been a very challenging year for all children, and both myself and my teaching staff are so thrilled that our students have continued to work extremely hard throughout this unprecedented time. Our Year 11s excellent results reflect their commitment and dedication to their studies despite all the obstacles that they have faced since March, and to be able to announce that 100% have achieved their predicted grades and have been accepted into their ‘next step’ choice of education, makes me so proud to be Headteacher at this unique school.”
You can now tour our wonderful school online and at your leisure with our brand new 360° virtual tour.
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