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The Woodroffe School

Uplyme Road

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Overview

A traditional approach to discipline and behaviour does not mean that the school is backward looking. Indeed, there is a real sense of purpose and commitment to the future across the school. As a Specialist School (Visual Arts with an additional specialism in Maths and Computing) Woodroffe is committed to pupil progress and innovative approaches to the curriculum. There is also a powerful and far reaching community arts programme which impacts positively on all aspects of the school's work.Though a Dorset school, Woodroffe has a wide rural catchment, attracting students from well beyond its designated area, with over half its students drawn from Devon. Woodroffe is full in every year and applications for places in Year 7 are always heavily oversubscribed. The school has an excellent reputation locally and it is the reason that many people choose to live in the area.Academic performance is very good and improving year on year. At Key Stages 3 and 4 we are always one of the top schools in the county; at A-Level we work consistently above the national average.As a Foundation school, Woodroffe benefits from a committed and active governing body. There is also a strong commitment to staff development and the school has the Investors in People standard.The school is housed in an imposing thirties building but extensive modernization has taken place over the years. There is a state of the art Drama Studio, a superb Sports Hall and Fitness Suite, new accommodation for Art and Design and refurbished accommodation for Design Technology and Science. The most recent addition is the new Digital Arts room with its suite of Apple Macs. A new laboratory was recently created following the re-organisation of the Science prep rooms.
A traditional approach to discipline and behaviour does not mean that the school is backward looking. Indeed, there is a real sense of purpose and commitment to the future across the school. As a Specialist School (Visual Arts with an additional specialism in Maths and Computing) Woodroffe is committed to pupil progress and innovative approaches to the curriculum. There is also a powerful and...
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Uplyme Road

The Woodroffe School