Virtual Open Evening

Welcome to The Purbeck School!


In more normal times, we would now be greeting Year 6 students and their parents at the door and welcoming you in to school. You would experience an exciting tour, see our excellent facilities and meet some of our enthusiastic students. Our highly-trained teachers would tell you about what it is like to be a Purbeck student of their subject, and we would explain our key values of ‘Respect, aspiration and perseverance’.

This isn’t possible this year, of course, but we have worked hard to create this virtual introduction to The Purbeck School.

By clicking on the links below, you will be able to watch staff explain more about our values as a school, what we study, and how we hope to create inspired and inquisitive learners.

Headteacher’s Welcome

The Purbeck Curriculum

Beyond the Curriculum

Thank you for joining us on this virtual tour. As you know, The Purbeck School is a high achieving school which is consistently within the country’s top 20%. With respect and aspiration your son or daughter will achieve excellence with us.

If anyone has any questions relating to any of the videos watched, or you simply need more information about the school, then please don’t hesitate to contact. The easiest way to do this is via email, please send any questions to and someone will answer it as soon as possible.

How to apply

The Purbeck School has been oversubscribed for Year 7 places for the last two years, so in order to be guaranteed a place applying early is crucial. Please register your interest here and we will keep you updated with all information and events over the coming year.

You can apply online via from 1 September 2020. The closing date is 31 October 2020.

We look forward to welcoming you and your children this September.