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Dorset Secondary Schools

The DfE statistics used in the preparation of the school league tables show that Dorset secondary schools perform better than average – they rank number 20 amongst the 46 counties. The interactive map below shows the top schools from approximately 67 secondary schools in the county. The league tables for schools [sometimes known as the Schools Performance Tables] reveal that 57.86% of secondary school pupils achieve 5 good GCSEs. Dorset is the 21st largest county by size [1,024 square miles] and the 30th largest county by population [745,400].

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    • 1

      Parkstone Grammar School

      Address Sopers Lane
      Poole
      BH17 7EP
      Telephone 01202 605605
      Gender GIRLS
      Age range 12-18
      School type Academy
      Denomination None
    • 2

      Sherborne School

      Address Abbey Road
      Sherborne
      DT9 3AP
      Telephone 01935 812249
      Gender BOYS
      Age range 12-18
      School type Independent
      Denomination Church of England
    • 3

      Poole Grammar School

      Address Gravel Hill
      Poole
      BH17 9JU
      Telephone 01202 692132
      Gender BOYS
      Age range 12-18
      School type Academy
      Denomination None
    • 4

      Bournemouth School for Girls

      Address Castle Gate Close
      Castle Lane West
      Bournemouth
      BH8 9UJ
      Telephone 01202 526289
      Gender GIRLS
      Age range 11-18
      School type Academy
      Denomination None
    • 5

      Canford School

      Address Canford Magna
      Wimborne
      BH21 3AD
      Telephone 01202 841254
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 12-18
      School type Independent
      Denomination Unknown
    • 6

      Bournemouth School

      Address East Way
      Bournemouth
      BH8 9PY
      Telephone 01202 512609
      Gender BOYS
      Age range 11-18
      School type Academy
      Denomination None
    • 7

      Talbot Heath School

      Address Rothesay Road
      Bournemouth
      BH4 9NJ
      Telephone 01202 761881
      Gender GIRLS
      Age range 3-19
      School type Independent
      Denomination Christian
    • 8

      Sherborne School for Girls

      Address Bradford Road
      Sherborne
      DT9 3QN
      Telephone 01935 812245
      Gender GIRLS
      Age range 11-19
      School type Independent
      Denomination Church of England
    • 9

      Bryanston School

      Address Bryanston
      Blandford Forum
      DT11 0PX
      Telephone 01258 452411
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 13-18
      School type Independent
      Denomination Church of England
    • 10

      St Mary's School

      Address Donhead St Mary's
      Shaftesbury
      SP7 9LP
      Telephone 01747 852416
      Gender GIRLS
      Age range 9-19
      School type Independent
      Denomination Roman Catholic
    • 11

      Leweston School

      Address Sherborne
      DT9 6EN
      Telephone 01963 210691
      Gender GIRLS
      Age range 11-19
      School type Independent
      Denomination Roman Catholic
    • 12

      Bournemouth Collegiate School

      Address College Road
      Bournemouth
      BH5 2DY
      Telephone 01202 436550
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 11-18
      School type Independent
      Denomination None
    • 13

      Gillingham School

      Address Hardings Lane
      Gillingham
      SP8 4QP
      Telephone 01747 822222
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 11-18
      School type Voluntary controlled school
      Denomination None
    • 14

      The Woodroffe School

      Address Uplyme Road
      Lyme Regis
      DT7 3LX
      Telephone 01297 442232
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 11-18
      School type Foundation school
      Denomination None
    • 15

      Winton Arts and Media College

      Address Winton Way
      Bournemouth
      BH10 4HT
      Telephone 01202 529738
      Gender BOYS
      Age range 11-16
      School type Foundation school
      Denomination None
    • 16

      The Thomas Hardye School

      Address Queen's Avenue
      Dorchester
      DT1 2ET
      Telephone 01305 266064
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 13-18
      School type Academy
      Denomination None
    • 17

      St Peter's Catholic Comprehensive School

      Address St Catherine's Road
      Bournemouth
      BH6 4AH
      Telephone 01202 421141
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 11-18
      School type Academy
      Denomination Roman Catholic
    • 18

      Clayesmore School

      Address Iwerne Minster
      Blandford Forum
      DT11 8LL
      Telephone 01747 813222
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 13-19
      School type Independent
      Denomination Church of England
    • 19

      Queen Elizabeth's School

      Address Blandford Road
      Pamphill
      Wimborne
      BH21 4DT
      Telephone 01202 885233
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 13-18
      School type Voluntary controlled school
      Denomination Church of England
    • 20

      Twynham School

      Address Sopers Lane
      Christchurch
      BH23 1JF
      Telephone 01202 486237
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 11-19
      School type Academy
      Denomination Does not apply
    • 21

      The Gryphon School

      Address Bristol Road
      Sherborne
      DT9 4EQ
      Telephone 01935 813122
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 11-18
      School type Voluntary controlled school
      Denomination Church of England
    • 22

      Highcliffe School

      Address Parkside
      Highcliffe
      Christchurch
      BH23 4QD
      Telephone 01425 273381
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 11-19
      School type Academy
      Denomination None
    • 23

      Glenmoor School

      Address Beswick Avenue
      Ensbury Park
      Bournemouth
      BH10 4EX
      Telephone 01202 527818
      Gender GIRLS
      Age range 11-16
      School type Foundation school
      Denomination None
    • 24

      Budmouth College

      Address Chickerell Road
      Weymouth
      DT4 9SY
      Telephone 01305 830500
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 11-18
      School type Foundation school
      Denomination None
    • 25

      Lytchett Minster School

      Address Lytchett Minster
      Poole
      BH16 6JD
      Telephone 01202 622413
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 11-18
      School type Foundation school
      Denomination None
    • 26

      Beaminster School

      Address Newtown
      Beaminster
      DT8 3EP
      Telephone 01308 862633
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 11-18
      School type Voluntary controlled school
      Denomination Christian
    • 27

      The Blandford School

      Address Milldown Road
      Blandford Forum
      DT11 7SQ
      Telephone 01258 451121
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 11-18
      School type Voluntary controlled school
      Denomination None
    • 28

      All Saints' Church of England School, Weymouth

      Address Sunnyside Road
      Wyke Regis
      Weymouth
      DT4 9BJ
      Telephone 01305 783391
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 11-16
      School type Voluntary aided school
      Denomination Church of England
    • 29

      The Sir John Colfox School

      Address Ridgeway
      Bridport
      DT6 3DT
      Telephone 01308 422291
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 11-18
      School type Community school
      Denomination Does not apply
    • 30

      Sturminster Newton High School

      Address Bath Road
      Sturminster Newton
      DT10 1DT
      Telephone 01258 472642
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 11-16
      School type Community school
      Denomination Does not apply
    • 31

      Corfe Hills School

      Address Higher Blandford Road
      Broadstone
      BH18 9BG
      Telephone 01202 656300
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 13-18
      School type Academy
      Denomination None
    • 32

      Avonbourne School

      Address Harewood Avenue
      Bournemouth
      BH7 6NY
      Telephone 01202 398451
      Gender GIRLS
      Age range 11-16
      School type Foundation school
      Denomination None
    • 33

      St Edward's Roman Catholic/Church of England School, Poole

      Address Dale Valley Road
      Oakdale
      Poole
      BH15 3HY
      Telephone 01202 740950
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 12-18
      School type Voluntary aided school
      Denomination Church of England/Roman Catholic
    • 34

      Portchester School

      Address Harewood Avenue
      Bournemouth
      BH7 6NZ
      Telephone 01202 309841
      Gender BOYS
      Age range 11-16
      School type Foundation school
      Denomination None
    • 35

      Oakmead College of Technology

      Address Duck Lane
      Bournemouth
      BH11 9JJ
      Telephone 01202 774600
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 11-18
      School type Foundation school
      Denomination None
    • 36

      Ferndown Upper School

      Address Cherry Grove
      Ferndown
      BH22 9EY
      Telephone 01202 871243
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 13-19
      School type Community school
      Denomination Does not apply
    • 37

      Ashdown Technology College

      Address Ashdown Close
      Adastral Road
      Canford Heath
      Poole
      BH17 8RE
      Telephone 01202 604222
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 12-18
      School type Community school
      Denomination Does not apply
    • 38

      Carter Community School

      Address Blandford Close
      Hamworthy
      Poole
      BH15 4BQ
      Telephone 01202 676789
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 12-16
      School type Community school
      Denomination Does not apply
    • 39

      Poole High School

      Address Wimborne Road
      Poole
      BH15 2BW
      Telephone 01202 666988
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 12-18
      School type Foundation school
      Denomination None
    • 40

      The Bishop of Winchester Academy

      Address Mallard Road
      Bournemouth
      BH8 9PW
      Telephone 01202 512697
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 11-18
      School type Sponsored academy
      Denomination Church of England
    • 41

      The Wey Valley School

      Address Dorchester Road
      Weymouth
      DT3 5AN
      Telephone 01305 817000
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 11-16
      School type Foundation school
      Denomination None
    • 42

      Shaftesbury School

      Address Salisbury Road
      Shaftesbury
      SP7 8ER
      Telephone 01747 854498
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 11-18
      School type Voluntary controlled school
      Denomination Church of England
    • 43

      The Purbeck School

      Address Worgret Road
      Wareham
      BH20 4PF
      Telephone 01929 556301
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 13-18
      School type Community school
      Denomination Does not apply
    • 44

      Royal Manor Arts College

      Address Weston Road
      Portland
      DT5 2RS
      Telephone 01305 820262
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 11-16
      School type Community school
      Denomination Does not apply
    • 45

      The Grange School

      Address Redvers Road
      Christchurch
      BH23 3AU
      Telephone 01202 486536
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 11-19
      School type Community school
      Denomination Does not apply
    • 46

      The Bourne Academy

      Address Hadow Road
      Bournemouth
      BH10 5HS
      Telephone 01202 528554
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 11-18
      School type Sponsored academy
      Denomination Does not apply
    • 47

      Milton Abbey School

      Address Blandford Forum
      DT11 0BZ
      Telephone 01258 880484
      Gender BOYS
      Age range 13-19
      School type Independent
      Denomination Church of England
    • 48

      St Aldhelm's Academy

      Address Herbert Avenue
      Poole
      BH12 4HS
      Telephone 01202 732500
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 11-19
      School type Sponsored academy
      Denomination Christian
    • 49

      International College, Sherborne School

      Address Newell Grange
      Sherborne
      DT9 4EZ
      Telephone 01935 814743
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 11-17
      School type Independent
      Denomination Unknown
    • 50

      Beaucroft Foundation School

      Address Wimborne Road
      Colehill
      Wimborne
      BH21 2SS
      Telephone 01202 886083
      Gender MIXED
      Age range 4-16
      School type Foundation special school
      Denomination Does not apply

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