St Dominic's High School for Girls
|Type||Independent day school|
|Head||Mr P J O McNabb|
|Chair of Governors||Mr R Turton|
|DfE URN||124471 Tables|
St Dominic's Brewood is an independent day school for girls aged 3 to 18 and boys up to age 11 in the village of Brewood, Staffordshire, England. The school is centered on a large Victorian brick building in rural Staffordshire, just north of Wolverhampton. Founded in 1920 by the Dominican Order resident in Staffordshire, it is now an inter-denominational school but retains its Christian ethos and the historic logo featuring the cross from the order's seal.
St Dominic's was founded by the Dominican Sisters in 1920 as a small convent school for girls to train them in the "domestic arts". Dominican Convent School opened with just half a dozen girls but grew steadily over the years. In 1974 it became St Dominic's Brewood Trust and an inter-denominational Christian school. A sixth form was opened in 2007. In September 2010 it changed its name from St Dominic's School to St Dominic's High School for Girls and later changed to St. Dominic's Brewood. The first male head was appointed in 2012.
The building it was founded in is Bargate House, now occupied by the Senior School. Bargate was once a workhouse for the Penkridge Union during the Industrial Revolution and was sold to Wolverhampton wine merchant Louis Connolly in 1919. Connolly, who was a devout Catholic, sold it to Fr O'Toole, a local priest. Fr O'Toole then offered it to the Sisters to use it as a school or an invalid home. Bargate was designated a Grade II listed building in 1985.
Notable former pupils
- Rebecca Atkinson-Lord - Artistic director at Ovalhouse in London.
- Anthea Turner attended St Dominics High School Stoke -on-Trent not Brewood broadcaster
- Fran Unsworth - BBC's Deputy Director of News and Current Affairs- attended ST Dominics High School Stoke-on -Trent not Brewood .
- Bargate House. British Listed Buildings
- Wohead, Greg. "Recorded Chats #1: Interview with Rebecca Atkinson-Lord". gregwohead.com. Greg Wohead. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
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