"Students are mature for their age and confident in approaching different subjects.
They display strong communication skills, speaking articulately and enthusiastically."ISI 2015
In the Senior School we promote an inclusive atmosphere where all our students are valued as individuals and their education is tailored to their needs.Academic achievement is very important but complementing this is a full range of supplementary activities which develop each student as an individual.
High-calibre teaching staff and small class sizes ensure effective teaching and individual attention. Our students are encouraged to develop their individuality in such a way that they can fulfill their highest possible potential, academically and across the whole spectrum of school life.
St. Dominic’s students have a sense of purpose which enables them to become confident, independent and ready to face life’s challenges. St Dominic’s students are confident and energetic, combining a sense of fun with a determination to achieve.
St Dominic’s Priory accepts students with a range of abilities and talents from all faiths and backgrounds. We encourage all to pursue academic courses which maximise their opportunities and success.
The curriculum at St Dominic’s Priory aims to develop critical and creative thinking. We encourage our students to develop within a structured and supportive framework.
Our curriculum is kept under review in accordance with current educational best-practice, always ensuring that we offer our students a broad and balanced education.
Subject choices: art, business studies, English language and literature, French, geography, history, ICT, mathematics, music, religious Studies, science IGCSE (single, dual and triple award), Spanish, textiles.
We provide students with a balance between their individual needs and the requirements of higher education.
We are very proud of our reputation for outstanding examination results, careful academic mentoring and individual achievement.
Before and after school care
Breakfast Club – Is available to seniors from 7:30am.
Homework Club – Available in the Senior Library until 5.30pm. Please note there is no charge for this service.
St Dominic’s students are encouraged to be independent, self-reliant and self-motivated individuals. They achieve highly in a supportive, caring community with an unrivaled family atmosphere. For us, pastoral care is essential to each student’s personal and academic development. There is a spirit of partnership between students, staff, parents and the wider community.
The cultural life of the school is rich and varied. Students are encouraged to involve themselves in a range of extra-curricular activities and experiences. The school is recognised for outstanding provision in the Creative and Performing Arts, Our annual whole school production involves students of all ages in a range of roles. Music pervades the life of the school, and our Choir are often invited to perform at local events, as well as performing within the school. Individual music lessons are offered in a variety of instruments by peripatetic music teachers.
We offer varied opportunities for sport. School teams participate in a range of sports including netball, rounders, tennis, cross-country, and athletics. We regularly achieve county, regional and even national success. In addition, we offer enrichment activities, such as canoeing, fencing, sailing and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Beyond the classroom, St Dominic’s ensures there are many opportunities for personal development. Trips to local theatres, exhibitions, and galleries, industry days provide an enjoyable extension of learning. Trips abroad, for example to Venice, Paris, Barcelona and New York, are a feature of the school calendar.
Preparing our students for a seamless transition into the next stage of their academic journey is paramount to us. We have made a commitment that we as a school will assist and advise to our parents and students when the time comes for them to make the choice with regards to the next stage of their or child's educational journey.