Dormer House School


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High Street
GL56 0AD
01608 650758
3 - 11
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School Description

Dormer House School is an independent, non-selective primary school in Moreton-in-Marsh. It is non-profit making and has charitable status. A board of trustees oversees the school’s work under the guidance of the headteacher who runs the school on a day-to-day basis. The school admits pupils from 18 months to 11 years and there are 164 on roll: 100 attend full-time and the rest part-time. The school provides government funded nursery places in the nursery and reception (Foundation Stage) classes and the day care provision. This provision was inspected by a child-care inspector (CCI) in May 2006. There are no pupils who speak English as an additional language and none with a statement of special educational need. The school was founded in 1875 by the Victorian educationalist Charlotte Mason and moved to its current site in the early 1960’s. The school’s aim is: ‘to provide children with a liberal education through a rich curriculum that ensures that each child is treated as a person of importance, able to develop their true potential and so become self-reliant grown-ups, capable of thinking for themselves and standing by their decisions’.

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“Absolutely wonderful little Cotswold School”
You could not ask for more for a primary age child than this school offers. It's like one big family where each child is know by all the teachers and the kids play across the ages and genuinely look out for each other at break time. Children from reception are taught by subject matter experts, the focus on the arts, drama and languages is extremely high making the curriculum varied and interesting alongside the expected numeracy, literacy and maths. The school doesn't have much outside space but they use local facilities in the fire college, cricket ground and local park to make up for that so the children do not loose out in any way. We couldn't be happier with this school and highly recommend to any family with primary age children.
“A wonderful school!”
My children have all flourished here despite having very different abilities. This is a rare school which cares more about the children than PR and as a result is a well-kept secret. Definitely worth considering if you have primary age children!
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All visitors will have the opportunity to spend a normal working morning in school with us and allow you to enjoy the friendly classes and family orientated approach which is so valued at Dormer House. Please call the Office 01608 650758 for more information

Catchment information

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.

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