Following a busy appointment only Open Week, our Entrance Assessment day is due to take place on 12th November 2020. 

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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!

Saturday

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 book your appointment or for further information please ring the school office on 01785 814181 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To download a school prospectus please click here.

If you are unable to attend one of our Open Days we can offer the following:

  • Online meeting with the Headteacher
  • Tour of the school and meeting with the Headteacher out of school time
  • 30-minute pre-recorded video tour of school – St. Dominic's Video Tour
  • 360 virtual tour of the school site - 360 Virtual Tour

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’. 

Key Results

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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Our Virtual Open Day is here!  Please click the link below to see information about our school and take a tour of the site with Mrs Harrison, Headteacher.

VIRTUAL OPEN DAY

 

St. Dominic's Priory School has been leading the way in Staffordshire by delivering the full curriculum to children of all ages since Monday 24th March 2020, the first day of school closures due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

IT staff worked very hard during the final week of school to complete the roll out of Microsoft Teams and ensure that all staff and pupils were set up in the correct class and subject teams.

Staff and children undertook thorough training in school during the final week, so that they were ready to go live for Monday morning registration and get on with their full day as usual.  It has been an exciting time exploring and developing the functionality of the online learning platform, utilising live lessons, group chats for project work, setting assignments and handing them back in, as well as more fun activities such as maths bingo, quizzes and storytelling.

Staff are extremely proud to have been able to deliver the full daily curriculum to all St. Dominic's children, and have been overwhelmed by the children's committment and adaptability to the new way of learning.  Connecting daily with children has allowed teachers to ensure that their pupils' wellbeing has remained the top priority.

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Here is what some of our parents have told us -

"We would like to thank you and all of the teachers for their hard work and commitment to the students in these unprecedented times!"

"The system has worked brilliantly in our household; in a time of great uncertainty St. Dominic’s has given us all a little bit of normality."

"I would like to say thank you and a massive well done for such a successful week of home learning. We have been so impressed with the support and hard work of all staff involved."

"I think that the staff have done a phenomenal job of continuing to offer a high standard of education; in fact, I think it has been exceptional."

"I think St. Dominic’s teaching & management staff are doing us all very proud as always.   The virtual offer including structure, content & ease of use you have all configured is way above that of any school I know; independent, academy or maintained. Well done & thank you."

"The staff have been phenomenal. Dedication, flexibility and initiative seems to be working well. You are all reinforcing your positions as running an excellent school and spirit of St. Dominic’s."

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Catholics all over the world will be unable to attend church services this Easter weekend, and so St. Dominics Priory School's Year 9 pupils have created this dedication to Stations of the Cross, depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion. The stations grew out of imitations of Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem which is believed to be the actual path Jesus walked to Mount Calvary. The object of the stations is to help the Christian faithful to make a spiritual pilgrimage through contemplation of the Passion of Christ. It has become one of the most popular devotions and the stations can be found in many Western Christian churches, including Anglican, Lutheran, Methodist, and Roman Catholic.

 

 A reflective poem written by our Catholic Life Prefect, Meg, in response to the world wide Coronavirus crisis

let me show you a world...
 
let me show you world where the hunger's unseen
it’s  not splashed over papers or on neon bright screens
let me show you a world where the people don't care
where the rich all go blind to what is and is not fair.
let me show you a world full of travel and news,
but where far-away videos are starving for views.
let me show you a world where we panic and flap,
only if the problem lands right on our lap.
let me show you a world where we waste and destroy,
'go green' they all say what a tactical ploy.
let me show you a world where everything's wrapped,
in plastics on plastic leaving animals trapped.
where the hungry are dying while so many can save,
if we all live as one and all try to be brave,
working together in a logical way,
we won't be unnerved by what media say.
let us look at statistics, and not follow the crowd,
don't believe all the headlines, and the dull painted cloud.
lets make our own minds up and decide what we read,
not be whipped into frenzy powered by greed.
when everything's over let me show you a world, where the people are caring and no ones unheard.
where we all live together, we all live as one,
and where solidarity and kindness overall, won.

 

 

Year 8 Geographers have worked in groups to plan an investigation into the microclimate of the school.  They selected four sites within the school grounds including the new rooftop classroom! They collected data such as; temperature, wind speed, wind direction and shade. They enjoyed using the anemometer, thermometer, compass and bubbles to collect the data.  The students will use this data to help them to decide where the best sites would be for certain outside items and will present their conclusions in a report.  Mrs Longmore is very impressed with the student’s approach to the task and looks forward to seeing the completed investigation reports.

 

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Entrance Assessment - 12th November 2020

Following a successful appointment only Open Week, our Entrance Assessment for children wishing to join Year 7 in September 2021 will take place on 12th November 2020.

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******GCSE results 2020 - 63% of students have been awarded 1 or more grade 8 or above, 47% of grades awarded were grade 7 or above, key top performing students achieved grades 7 - 9 across all subjects*******