Purbeck School

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The Purbeck School
Motto Aim High Aspire Be Successful
Type Community school
Headteacher Adam Darley
Location Worgret Road
BH20 4PF
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Local authority Dorset County Council
DfE URN 113855 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 992
Gender Coeducational
Ages 13–18
Website www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk

The Purbeck School is a mixed community TOE school in Wareham in the central southern area of Dorset, England, near the Isle of Purbeck.

In 2015, the school was placed in the top 10% for schools nationwide based on value-added scores for exam performance at GCSE and A-Level, with top-scoring student Samuel Brown Araújo achieving a remarkable 10 A*s (including an A^ - or A* with distinction - in further maths) and 4 As at GCSE. Sam was cited locally as one of the top-scoring students in the country. It was ranked the top performing school in Dorset.[1]

The organisation of schools in the Purbeck area is based on a comprehensive two-tier system. Children transfer at the age of 11 from eleven Primary Schools (ages 5 to 11) and most of them will then come to The Purbeck School (11 to 16).

The school also has a sixth form which has students ages 16 to 18, and boasts of new facilities.


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