As One. Aim High. Lead by Example.

Welcome to Dowdales School

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Our values and ethos

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Dowdales School is a proud, thriving and ambitious community. Here, we work together, as one, to ensure that everyone thrives in everything that they do. As a whole school, and as individuals, we aim high: wanting the very best for all. Everyone in Dowdales School leads by example ensuring that we treat each other as we want to be treated ourselves. Thank you for being part of our close knit community. If you wish to know anything more about our school please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Team Dowdales

Teamwork is an important aspect of everyday life at Dowdales. Collaborating effectively to achieve common goals whilst being committed, skilled and mutually responsible is key to our success.

School Life

Here you will find essential day-to-day information including absence, parent/carer letters, term dates, clubs, lockers, lunch options and uniforms.

Academic Life

See what our students currently study in each subject from Year 7 to 11 as well as Careers and Post 16 provision, Inclusion and SEND .

Latest News from Team Dowdales...

The best thing about Dowdales is...

TygaHead Girl 2022
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Everyone is so helpful and there are so many opportunities to try new things. I never thought I’d play Mary Poppins in the school production or represent the school in cross country.
DylanHead Boy 2022
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What I love about Dowdales is the support that students receive to go above and beyond the curriculum if they excell at the level which they are currently at.
LilyCurrent Year 7 Student
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The best thing about Dowdales is how caring and supportive the teachers are, they help you with your work and they also make learning fun.
AlexCurrent Year 10 Student
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The best thing about Dowdales is how easy it was to get in to a daily routine when I started in Year 7. I was nervous about the change coming from primary school but you soon settle in to it.
AliceFormer Student
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I felt Dowdales excelled in having a supportive environment for students. There were many outlets for students to ask for help if they needed it.
ParentYear 9
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My child has been fully supported in every way since joining Dowdales. She is thriving academically and all the extra-curricular activities she has been involved in have developed her confidence. My child loves school thanks to the enthusiastic and positive staff team.
ParentYear 9
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My son loves being part of the Dowdales Community every day and loves being a Dowdalian. The amazing staff help him reach his full potential and are preparing him well for the next stage of his education.
PatrickFormer Deputy Boy
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Dowdales School enabled me to realise and study my passion for the performing arts. With great teaching and friendships, I was able to come out of my shell and grow into the person that I am.

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Open Evening 4th October

We are welcoming all who are considering joining Dowdales to visit us at our Open Evening on Wednesday 4th of October 2023 from 6pm. See our invitation on the Joining Us page for further details.

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