Open House London – Saturday 19th September 2015, 10am-1pm.
Dormers Wells High School is taking part in this year’s Open House London event. The school is open to the public for tours.
Dormers Wells High School has been rebuilt as part of the BSF programme. The School aims to encourage educational aspiration through supporting social inclusion and community cohesion in a calm and uplifting environment. The design achieved the top, rarely awarded, “Very Good” status by CABE, and is BREEAM ‘Excellent’.
Nicholas Hare Architects 2012.
Dormers Wells has entered a competition run by Marks and Spencer Energy. We would really appreciate it if you took a few minutes to click on this link and vote for our project. https://www.mandsenergyfund.com/project/28309/.
The Dormers Wells Educational garden was set up several years ago as a means of educating pupils about the benefits of growing fruit and vegetables. Now the school has moved to a new site and an allotment garden has been produced increasing the range of plants grown and the learning potential for our pupils.
The main aim of our school is to provide as wide and as interesting an education as possible for our pupils. The £12,500 that we are applying for will be used to fit solar panels to a classroom in the school allotment garden. Through this project we aim to educate young pupils about the benefits of renewable energy. Currently this is something that they only learn about in science theory lessons, but by having a working system on site, displaying the amount of energy being produced; it will make the experience more real and something that they can relate to. The secondary aim is to reduce the electricity costs that the school creates through its high demand on using electrical items. The solar panels will provide a cheaper and cleaner alternative than that used at the moment.
Dormers Wells High students have achieved the school’s strongest GCSE results for three years. 58% of pupils have achieved the important benchmark of gaining five or more GCSEs at grades A*-C.
The national press has been warning that, because of recent government changes, schools could face "turmoil" in their results this year. They also warned of “top grades falling to an eight-year low”. We are delighted therefore that our results have shown improvements
40% of all entries were A*-B
63% of all entries were A*-C
Eleven subjects were above or matched the national average including mathematics, biology, computing, geography, history, health and social care.
Among the many individual success stories were Mohamed Alhadi, who earned 7 A*s and 3 As;
Kirandeep Singh (2A*s, 6As and 1B); Sawmyaa Thiruchelvam (5A*s, and 5As); Ebisuobo Koroyin (3A* and 6As); Simran Rai ( 2A*s and 7As); Ali Farah ( 6A*s, 2As and 3Bs); Hanisha Raikhy ( 4A*s, 4As and 2Bs); Uthayakaran Sivalingham (3A*s, 4As and 1B); Areeba Fatima ( 2A*, 5As and 2Bs); Muhammad Umer (8As and 1B); Simone Hall (3A*s, 3As and 2Bs); Avnish Grewal ( 4A*, 2As and 2As and Bs)
A special mention goes to Adwait Raste, a Year 9 student, who earned A* in GCSE mathematics and A* with distinction in further mathematics.
The results we see today round off an amazing year for Dormers Wells High School. The ultimate reward for us all was to see the delight on the faces of students who have reached their considerable potential.
At Dormers Wells High School our core purpose is to ensure we have enabled our young people to confidently take the next steps in their lives and we know that these results will enable them to do so. Results like this do not happen by magic and I would like to formally thank staff, parents and governors for their unwavering support of the school.
This is an exciting period in our development as we look forward with confidence to the future successes.
Ms Walsh, Headteacher
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