The early May Bank Holiday 2020 has been changed from 4th May to 8th May to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.  Our 2019-20 Term Dates, which can be found on the ‘Families’ page, have been updated.

See our News page to access time-lapse photos of how construction of our new Performing Arts Centre is progressing.

Curriculum

St Dominic’s is proud to offer a tailored Needs Led curriculum that begins at Key Stage 2 and builds towards academic and vocational qualifications at Key Stages 4 and 5. Details for each key stage can be obtained within this section or by following up with the school

We aim for pupils and students to be actively involved in their learning by ensuring that learning experiences take into account the different approaches and contexts pupils and students require for optimal learning to take place. Pupils and students are provided with a range of relevant, coherent, engaging, challenging and personalised learning experiences across the Waking Day Curriculum so that they can achieve the following competencies:

  • Successful learners
  • Confident individuals
  • Responsible Citizens
  • Effective contributors

In order for all pupils and students to achieve the four competencies the Curriculum at St Dominic’s is based on six key principles:

  • Personalisation and Choice
  • Relevance and coherence
  • Challenge and enjoyment
  • Breadth  and depth
  • Progression
  • Collaboration

 

The residential special school provides highly effective services that consistently exceed the standards of good. The actions of the school contribute to significantly improved outcomes and positive experiences for children and young people. Ofsted – March 2018

 

 

Latest News

A trip to Kew Gardens

Ospreys class have been studying ‘living things’ this term, so they had a trip to Kew Gardens after all their hard work! Everyone had a great day, below are a few photo highlights:  

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Plant life!

Our Year 8 pupils have been planting seeds to learn about plant reproduction. This culminated in putting together a greenhouse without any instructions! Pupils worked together collaboratively to build the greenhouse to house their newly planted crops. We are looking …

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Work progresses on our new Performing Arts Centre

  Click here to view the time lapse photos

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SUMMER FETE CANCELLED

We have taken the difficult decision to cancel the Summer Fete which was due to take place on Saturday 6th July. This decision has been reached due to the health and safety implications of the extensive building works currently taking …

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