“Pupils benefit greatly from a wide range of well-planned work experience and work related learning”
OFSTED Report 2017


A high level of attendance in school will have a clear and positive impact upon progression and learning. Good attendance is essential if a student is to take advantage of the wide variety of positive experiences to be had in school. Similarly, where a student’s attendance level drops we know that learning and eventually examination performance is hindered significantly. Most students will manage an attendance rate at 95% or higher although many will achieve a 100% attendance record throughout their schooling. Where attendance falls below 95% research tells us that attainment will almost certainly suffer.

The school aims to support students to maintain high levels of attendance through positive partnerships with parents and carers.
We would ask parents to please:

  • Notify the school at the earliest opportunity of any absence
  • Provide a note in the student planner in order to explain any absence the previous day

Please call the school office on 01305 215028.

Find Us

Dorset Studio School, Kingston Maurward, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8PX
Call 01305 215028. Our office is open 9 - 4.30pm Monday to Friday

Keep up to date

Sign up to keep up to date with the progress of the launch of Dorset Studio School.

  • * = required field