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Dowdales School

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Dowdales School
Established 1928
Type Comprehensive
Location Nelson Street
LA15 8AH
England England
Coordinates: 54°09′32″N 3°11′02″W / 54.1590°N 3.1840°W / 54.1590; -3.1840
Local authority Cumbria
DfE URN 112383 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1100
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–16

Dowdales School which was founded 1928, is a community, comprehensive school in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria for both boys and girls in the age range 11-16.[1] There are approximately 1000 pupils on roll.[2]

The school was originally based on the former Ashburner Mansion, which is still a part of the school. The name of Dowdales derives from the adjacent field known as Peter Dowdales' Field.

On 28 August 2010, The Dowdales Year 7 Rugby Team defeated Temple Moor at Wembley, to Win the Carnegie Schools Trophy.


On 16 September 2011, there was a fire reported in the school's Design & Technology block, within one of the Food Technology classrooms, from a faulty tumble dryer. All students and staff were evacuated and the students were later sent home. Two members of staff were injured, but both were given the all clear and released from Furness General Hospital the same day. Because of this, the school was closed for two days, but reopened on Wednesday 21 September to all pupils. The DT block was reopened at the start of the second half term of the summer. [3]


  1. ^ "Education | League Tables | Performance results for Dowdales School". BBC News. 15 January 2009. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
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  3. ^ "BBC News - Dowdales School shuts for another day after fire". BBC News. 19 September 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 

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