Statutory Information

The Secretary of State for Education has, from September 2012, instructed all schools to display certain items of information on their websites.  Some of this information is duplicated in other areas of the website, but in summary, the information is shown below.

Name and Address

See Contact Us Page


Admissions arrangements

Link to view our Admissions Policy

Charging and Remissions Policy

The Dorset Studio School Charging and Remissions Policy can be found here.



Full information regarding the curriculum on offer to students is available in the Curriculum area of this website, including a summary of courses pre 16 and post 16 and other information relevant to each subject area.

Pupil Premium

  • Eligible for and in receipt of Free School Meals, or have been in the last 6 years
  • Looked after children
  • Children of members of HM Armed Services

Full information regarding Pupil Premium is available in the Information area of the website.

Income 2014/15    the school received £20,055.

Objectives in spending PPG

  • To ensure that all students make sufficient progress in English and Maths
  • To enable all students to access trips and extra-curricular activities such as Duke of Edinburgh Scheme
  • To enable all students to attend school


Summary of spending and actions taken

  • Spending for both year groups has concentrated on general teaching assistant support and support for making extra-curricular activities accessible to all.
  • Intervention in maths and English has been offered where there has been an identified need using the half-termly assessment and progress data. Additional TA support has been used in English and Maths as required.
  • Additional maths intervention was implemented for a looked after student, as identified in the PEP. The primary aim of these sessions were to increase confidence in the subject and consolidate the learning from lessons.
  • All students with pupil premium finding have had trips and uniform subsidised. Some students have also had their transport costs subsidised, either by £400 or £950, according to need.
  • £150 per student has been used for specialised equipment or resources. This includes specialist resources for the classroom and lessons such as books for reading, revision guides and calculators.


  • Maths and English intervention has boosted the confidence of the students and developed some basic skills.
  • 3 students with pupil premium funding successfully completed the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award.
  • The data shows that students allocated pupil premium funding make similar and sometimes better progress that the whole cohort.

Pupil Premium spend 2014/15

Small group intervention for English and Maths; TA support in core subjects £10095 To improve progress and confidence in English and Maths. Objective met: evidence collected via discussion with students and scrutiny of work.

Use of intervention in higher ability groups has allowed these groups to be challenged and develop their learning further.

Duke of Edinburgh award scheme £680 To enable equal access to participation in the scheme. Successful attainment of Bronze award for 3 students in year 10.

3 students in year 9 have started working towards their bronze award.

Equipment/Resources £2700 To provide resources to support learning. Specialist equipment such as calculators and books for dyslexic students acquired.

Revision guides purchased for year 10 students in English, Maths and Geography.

Transport £4150 To assist families with transport costs to ensure attendance. Students receiving transport support attend school.
Trips £1260 To enable equal access to participation in school trips. All students receiving pupil premium funding accessed all school trips, including English trip to Harry Potter Studios, Land-based studies trip to Fonthill (year 9) and Geography field trip to Portland (year 10).
Uniform £1170 To assist families with uniform costs. All students conforming to uniform dress code.

Future plans for expenditure in 2016/17:

  • Targeted interventions where required.
  • Revision guides for year 9
  • Training for a specialist maths TA
  • Funding for trips
  • Funding for Duke of Edinburgh Scheme
  • Equipment, uniform and classroom resources

Behaviour Policy

Link to view our Behaviour Policy


Special Educational Needs

Link to view our SEND policy 


Link to view our Child Protection Policy September 2016

Link to view the Dfe document: Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016










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

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