Well done to the group of our Year 10 students who successfully completed their D of E Bronze expedition over the weekend.

The weather was again very hot and our students coped remarkably well in the conditions. Sunday’s section was even completed ahead of schedule.

We again saw some outstanding performances in areas of navigating, teamwork and planning.

The students will now be finishing off the remaining parts of the D of E sections in order to fully complete the Bronze Award.

Read more: D of E Bronze Expedition

Would you know how to, or have the confidence to perform CPR or to operate a defibrillator?

St. Dominic's students were very keen to improve their first aid skills.

Duncan Parsonage, a paramedic of 22 years and a director of Abacus training kindly agreed to come into school and run a couple of sessions. Duncan has a passion for sharing his paramedic knowledge with the next generation.

Read more: First Aid Training

Thirty two schools from across the extensive Midlands region were competing in the Midlands Independent Schools Athletics Championships at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. Our Junior athletes performed fantastically well on the day.

The Year 5 Girls Team were delighted to find that they had won the overall Yr 5 competition - Midlands Team Champions - an outstanding result!
Individually, Bella was crowned 150m Midlands Champion, going one better, having been runner up last year, and as a team they were also overall winners of the 4 x 100m relay event.

Joseph in Year 6 claimed a podium place taking third in the cricket ball throw, with a throw over 42 metres.

Read more: ISA Midlands Junior Athletics Championships

A super afternoon in the sunshine was had by all the boys and girls from Primary Two at the Dodderhill Multi Sports Day, the emphasis being on participation rather than competition, with each group rotating around a set of activities – tag rugby, long jump, tennis, foam javelin, football rounders, netball and diamond cricket.

Read more: ISA Midland U8 Multi Sports Day


Joe started to play cricket for Moddershall CC in 2014 at the age of 5, he played his first competitive game for the under 8's team in the South Moorlands Junior Cricket League. Joe made an immediate impact, helping them win the Stone Cricket Festival at Little Stoke Cricket club by hitting the winning runs off the last ball of the game.

Read more: County Cricket Squad for Joe!


Primary 6 pupils enjoyed a morning trip out to Clip n' Climb. Pupils had chosen the trip as a treat to celebrate coming to the end of their time in the Prep School. Children had a fun but exhausting time challenging themselves with the different climbs. Mr Messenger also joined in and raced pupils at the head to head climbing!

Read more: Year 6 Clip 'n' Climb Trip


After a splendid year’s work, Year 8 celebrated in true Spanish style with a Fiesta out in the sunshine. They enjoyed “tapas” of Chorizo, jamón serrano (cured ham) and queso manchego (a sheep’s cheese from La Mancha) with some delicious homemade bread –
Pan casero. ¡Delicioso!


Our Year 11 leavers recently celebrated their last year in Senior School at their Prom night which was held at Tillington Hall in Stafford. The students put great effort into organising their perfect night and what a fantastic job they did! A delightful evening full of good food, dancing and laughing was had by all pupils and staff who attended.

We now look forward to our Prize Giving evening to celebrate all students efforts throughout the school.

Read more: Year 11 Prom


Some of our Year 10 students recently completed the weekend Practice Expedition for their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.
They braved soaring temperatures to carry their packs and equipment for approximately 25 kilometres over 2 days and camped overnight under canvas.

They completed all tasks well – navigating, cooking, teamwork all successful.

They should now be prepared and looking forward to the Qualifying Expedition on 7/8 July, having learnt and refined a few things over the weekend.

Read more: Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition
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