Dormers Wells High School

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Dormers Wells High School
Dormers Wells High School Logo
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Address
Dormers Wells Lane


, ,
UB1 3HZ

Coordinates51°31′11″N 0°21′59″W / 51.519699°N 0.366504°W / 51.519699; -0.366504Coordinates: 51°31′11″N 0°21′59″W / 51.519699°N 0.366504°W / 51.519699; -0.366504
Information
TypeAcademy (English school)
MottoOpening the doors to success
Local authorityEaling London Borough Council
Department for Education URN101930 Tables
OfstedReports
Head teacherRoisin Walsh
GenderCoeducational
Age11 to 19
Enrolmentapprox. 1300
Houses
  • Altius     
  • Citius     
  • Fortius     
  • Invictus     
  • Laurus     
  • Magnus     
Colour(s)Blue      and White     
Communities servedEaling
Feeder schoolsDormers Wells Junior School
Website

Dormers Wells High School is a comprehensive, state-funded secondary school and sixth form in Ealing, London. A new £30 million project designed by Nicholas Hare Architects with Balfour Beatty Construction saw the old school building replaced with a new state-of-the-art facility. The main features are: extra school places, provision of a hearing impaired unit, new facilities including new business and ICT suites at the front of the school, landscaped outdoor spaces with new school allotments, sports facilities include two football pitches, a cricket pitch and nets, running track and long-jump, new furniture and equipment throughout the school and significant ICT investment [1].

House System[edit]

All students and staff at Dormers Wells High School are allocated to one of six Houses. The House System challenges students to get involved with a number of school events and competitions building resilience, integrity and confidence. Opportunities exist to become part of the House Leadership Team with positions of House Captain, Deputy House Captain, House Sports Captain and Deputy Sports Captain.  House Leadership roles have a key position in running the houses, house activities and leading assemblies. [2]

Houses [3][edit]

  • Altius (    )
  • Citius (    )
  • Fortius (    )
  • Invictus (    )
  • Laurus (    )
  • Magnus (    )

Student Leadership[edit]

The school offers opportunities for students across all year groups to develop their skills and to work together to deliver a cohesive, school wide initiative which engages students from Year 7 to 13. [4]

Student Leadership Programme 2017 [5]
Year groups Leadership groups
All Year Council

8 students are elected from each year group Year 7-11 to form the Year Council.

The House System

All students are placed in a House.  Opportunities exist to become part of the House Leadership Team with positions of House Captain, Deputy House Captain, House Sports Captain and Deputy Sports Captain.  House Leadership roles have a key position in running the houses, house activities and leading assemblies.

There are also positions of responsibility in the School Community Leadership Groups which are open to all year groups:

  • Librarians
  • Community Leaders
  • IT&C Gurus
  • Literacy Leads
  • Sports Leaders
  • Jack Petchey Winners
Year 8 Student Receptionists
Year 9 Year 9 Buddies

They work with Year 7 groups during tutor time supporting reading, home learning, and mentoring

Year 10 Peer Mentors
Year 11 Prefects

Year 11 Prefects

Senior Boy Prefect, Senior Girl Prefect, Deputy Boy Prefect and Deputy Girl Prefect

Year 11 Prom and Year Book Committee

The Challenge (NCS)

Sixth Form Head Boy and Head Girl

Deputy Head Girl and Deputy Head Boy

10 Headteacher’s Ambassadors

Sixth Form Committee

Uniform[edit]

Uniform General Guidelines [6][edit]

  • Plain black coat (no lettering or patterns)
  • Black blazer with school and house badge
  • House lanyard
  • Black traditional school skirt of knee length or longer
  • White school shirt
  • Plain black V-neck traditional jumper
  • School tie
  • Plain black/white socks
  • Plain black shoes (laces should be black)
  • Plain black hijab, turban or patka (if worn)

Denim, leather or leather look jackets/coats are not permitted.

Hats and caps are only to be worn outside the school building and should be plain black.

School shirt should be tucked in at all times with the top button done up

Any belts worn should be black in colour with a small buckle.

Trainers or canvas shoes (e.g. Vans/Converse style) are not permitted instead of shoes

Sweatshirts and hoodies are not permitted.

For physical education (P.E) [7][edit]

  • Plain black shorts, leggings or tracksuit trousers
  • Dark blue polo T-shirt with school logo
  • Mid-grey sweatshirt with the school logo
  • Dark blue fleece with the school logo
  • Trainers
  • Swimming trunks (not long or baggy shorts)
  • Swimming costume
  • Swimming hat

Notable former pupils[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Building work starts at Southall school". Ealing Council. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Student Leadership". Dormers Wells High School.
  3. ^ "House System". Dormers Wells High School.
  4. ^ "Student Leadership". Dormers Wells High School.
  5. ^ "Student Leadership Programme 2017". www.dwhs.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  6. ^ "School Uniform". Dormers Wells High School. Uniform General Guidelines
  7. ^ "School Uniform". Dormers Wells High School. Uniform General Guidelines
  8. ^ "Meet Greenford's up and coming stand up comedian". Ealing Gazette. 25 July 2012.

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