About Us

Welcome to The Purbeck School website.

Thank you for your interest in our school.

The Purbeck School is a fully comprehensive school serving the whole of the Isle of Purbeck including the towns of Wareham and Swanage. We welcome some students from the Poole area too. The school provides a relevant and broad curriculum to meet your child’s developing interests and ambitions all delivered by specialist teachers in specialist classrooms. You will find information about our curriculum on this site. We believe also that education for life is about much more than the academic content of courses, and The Purbeck School offers a wide range of enriching opportunities to prepare its students for their futures. There are opportunities to get involved in sport, in drama, in debating, in Duke of Edinburgh, in looking after our environment as a member of the Eco team and in raising money for charity to name but a few. Sport is particularly strong at our school and our facilities are superb – we have both a swimming pool and an all-weather pitch.

In September 2013 we became a full 11-18 secondary school after previously having upper school status. Further changes include the rebuilding programme which is nearing completion and includes outstanding new facilities such as our brand new Sixth Form Centre, LRC, canteen and bistro. Additionally all students are now looking wonderful in our brand new school uniform; as one students said, ‘I feel like James Bond!’ The Purbeck School offers outstanding facilities within which to learn, progress, aspire and succeed.

The website also provides you with the practical information that you need. On this site you can find news and information about the school and information for students as well as a list of recent letters that have been sent from the school. You can also access the Purbeck Information Portal, the Purbeck Moodle system and the school e-mail service.

With very best wishes.

Mrs L Symonds

Headteacher