"The test of a successful education is not the amount of knowledge that a pupil takes away from a school, but his appetite to know and his capacity to learn." (Sir Richard Livingstone)

The Dorset House curriculum is tailored to the needs of the pupils and their future aspirations.  Whilst the National Curriculum is a useful starting point, departments will adapt and enhance their programmes of study to ensure that every pupil is motivated, inspired and challenged. We strive to make our pupils independent learners, well-prepared for the next stage in their development. Classes are small and therefore the children can perform at the speed that suits them best and a very individual approach can be offered to every child.

What do senior schools want?

‘We would want them to arrive with the nuts and bolts of literacy and numeracy secure; we would want them to have started developing sound study skills, with an emphasis on independent learning; and we would want them to have retained the curiosity and the appetite for learning that they had as younger children.’ (Director of Studies - Public School)

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