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  • Prom 2024

    Dorset Studio School Year 11 students enjoyed a wonderful evening in the sun during the annual Prom event.

    Held on site at our stunning 750 acre Kingston Maurward Campus, students enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate the end of the GCSE examination season, as well as five fantastic years with us.

    There have been so many incredible success stories with these students. We wish them all well with their results and the exciting careers that lie ahead!


  • 10 Years of Dorset Studio School

    Students past and present, governors' staff and a wide range of our partners came together this week to celebrate this important milestone.


    We looked back over key developments in our recent past, building on two successful OFSTED inspections and an annual increase in student numbers.  Here's looking forward to the next ten years, with some exciting news to come.

  • KS3 Awards
  • Community Recycle Scheme

    This new scheme donates second-hand, overstocked and end-of-line equipment to schools across the UK. A range of items has already been given away, including shade sails, post pad protectors and colourful fence pales. The full range of items can be viewed online, where requests can also be submitted. Several companies are involved with this initiative, including A&S Landscape who work with schools to design bespoke playground canopies.  

  • Bronze Award Celebration
  • Dorset Festival of Careers and Industry
  • Christmas Concert

  • KS4 Curriculum Information Evening
  • What our students say

  • "The best school I have ever been to – excellent support in all aspects, both academic and pastoral support" "Dorset Studio School has given me opportunities I didn’t think about before and would not have been able to access in my previous school" "Dorset Studio School teachers are passionate about what they do and they work hard to guarantee your success"
  • "Choosing DSS was one of the best decisions I ever made. The teachers are all friendly and supportive and try to get the best out of all of us for the future" "Staff support is outstanding during lessons. I have become more confident over the years of attending this school"
  • "DSS is a great school. I no longer wake up and complain about going to school. The teachers here are supportive and wonderful. They help me in my learning but also mentally. I know if I need help with anything they will support me. I now look forward to coming to school"
  • "I feel seen more as a person and not just a student / number. The way teachers teach is so much more than reading off a board, they encourage conversations and questions to make the lesson more interesting and inclusive"
  • Contact Us

    Dorset Studio School, Kingston Maurward,
    Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8PX