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Welcome to Dormers Wells High School

The decision you make for sixth form study shapes your future. At Dormers Wells we have an ambitious vision for our students: opening the door to a successful life.

Our Post 16 provision is excellent and life as a Sixth Form student at Dormers Wells High School is exciting, challenging and enjoyable. Every student succeeds and leaves us with valuable qualifications and experiences that will last a lifetime and help them to meet their career goals.

Whatever study or career path you wish to follow, we have the right course choice for you. Our course provision includes courses tailored to those of our students looking for a Russell Group university education including Oxford and Cambridge or to study at other top universities worldwide and to those intending to enter the world of further training and employment. Our students develop skills for life, and a love and respect for learning. They leave Dormers Wells High School as ambitious, principled, caring and internationally minded young people well prepared for higher education or the world of work. 

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In addition to the excellent curriculum offer, delivered by specialist teachers, our students also succeed in many other areas of school life. Our Sixth Formers play an active part in the school house system, taking part in sports events, tutoring and mentoring younger students.

Sixth Formers are invited to attend foreign trips and are encouraged to take part in a wide variety of enrichment activities which include supracurricular opportunities. Students also encouraged to apply for student leadership role opportunities highly valued by universities and employers.

Sixth Formers are provided with experiences beyond the classroom to support their personal development and enhance their personal statements and CVs in readiness for their futures. Our Sixth Form has its own unique identity but remains an integral part of the Dormers Wells community.

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We offer students modern purpose build accommodation, excellent teaching from a team of highly qualified teachers and a Sixth Form Tutor Team skilled in monitoring and raising student attainment. Students are mentored by tutors who know them well and who provide support for their general welfare, in addition to their academic needs. 

Additional support

There is also a comprehensive programme of support for applying to university including university visits, speakers, UCAS advice, help applying to summer schools, work shadowing, mock interviews and advice on university finance. 

Learner success

We have high expectations for our students and have embedded an aspirational culture throughout the Sixth Form; our students work hard and aim to achieve their best. Our most recent results put Dormers Wells Sixth Form in the top 10% nationally in terms of progress. The overall pass rate for A levels in June 2016 was 100% with 23% of all grades A*-A, 48% A*-B and 84% A*-C. Our applied vocational courses also achieved a 100% pass rate across all subjects. Students considering choosing A level science subjects or Maths should look no further than to choose Dormers Wells Sixth Form where last year results were in the top 10% nationally.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Dormers Wells High School directly.

Last updated date: 06 December 2016
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  • A: Dormers Wells High School
    • Address:
    • Dormers Wells Lane
    • Southall
    • UB1 3HZ
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    • Main: 02085666446
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    • Our vision is to empower students so that they are able to take control of their own future and have enhanced life chances as a result of learning with us. We have very high expectations for the achievement of all of our students at Dormers Wells High School. Our latest Ofsted report validates this sentiment with the school continuing to be judged as securely Good.

      However, the real measurement of a school is not in its building or resources. It is about the strength and effectiveness of the people who belong to its community. Our 2015 Ofsted inspection stated students are proud of their school. At the heart of everything we do are our students. Our curriculum is student-centred and we aim for their education to be inspiring, stimulating and challenging.  

      Our staff members, both teaching and support, are a dedicated and highly professional team with a genuine interest in the psychological and physical well-being, and development of each and every student. Our pastoral care systems ensure that the students are provided with every opportunity to realise their full potential. It is well known that the staff, students and parents of DWHS work in close partnership to ensure that all the necessary ingredients are in place to meet individual needs.