Year 9 & 10 Parents Evening

January 9th, 2018 by Katie Shipley in News

Parents Evening for Years 9 and 10 will take place on Thursday 1st February 2018 at Sherborne Learning Centre, between 4.00 – 6.00 pm

2017 Leavers, Certificates Award Presentation Evening

December 4th, 2017 by Katie Shipley in News

Exam certificates were presented at our annual Presentation Evening on Thursday 23rd November 2017. This was a special evening for Year 11’s to celebrate their successes and receive their certificates and special awards


The Lindsay Danoris Award

Every year we as staff gather together to discuss and nominate young people for the ir many achievements.

This award is given to a young person that has overcome many obstacles, whether this be in within the centre or on a personal level, they demonstrate strong leader skills, loyalty and an inner strength that allows others to benefit from their kindness and generosity of spirit, along with a passsion for the outdoors and a willingness to learn from all the opportunities offered.

This years recipient not only ticks all of those boxes but  more, he has shown perserverance and determination throughout his time at the Centre and proved popular with all that worked with him His future is no doubt as bright as his personality – well done Brandon Gunning!

Christmas at SLC

October 11th, 2017 by Katie Shipley in News

Christmas Lunch will be on Thursday 14th December, students are invited to join staff in wearing a Christmas Jumper for the day and a small donation to the Save the Children Appeal would be welcomed.

School will break up 12.30 pm  on Friday 15th December 2017 and students will return for the Spring Term on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.


Year 11 Proms 2016 & 2017

July 5th, 2016 by Katie Shipley in News

Tinney’s Lane Youth Club was used to host our Year 11 Proms  in 2016 and 2017 for our Year 11 leavers.

The students had a wonderful time dressing up for the photo booth…

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And the Sumo Suits certainly made everyone laugh!!

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Thank you Year 11 for a fantastic evening!



Well done Harley and Jude!

June 17th, 2016 by Katie Shipley in curriculum

We would like to say a big well done to Harley and Jude who received their AQA unit awards in construction this week.

HE certificate JC certificate

Sherborne Castle Gardens

May 11th, 2016 by Katie Shipley in curriculum

Thank you to The Garden Group and Sherborne Castle Gardens for the donations of some vegetables and compost for our Life Skill lessons, everyone at Sherborne Learning Centre appreciates your support. Thank you!!

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Year 11 DT Projects

April 13th, 2016 by Katie Shipley in curriculum

We are fast approaching the end of the year which means our final year students have been working hard to finish their amazing projects…

Elliot's bench      Jack's cat playground

Elliot’s wooden bench                                              Jack’s cat playground

 Josh's cabinet      Tash's jewellery box

Josh LJ’s glass cabinet                          Natasha’s jewellery box

Tommy's darts case     Josh's entertainment unit

Tommy’s darts case                                         Josh’s entertainment unit

Max's work bench   Jack's cupboard

Max’s work bench                                            Jack’s CD and games cupboard

Open Evening

March 11th, 2016 by Katie Shipley in Uncategorized

On Monday 7th March we held an Open Evening for the parents and carers of our students to come along to the centre and see all the fantastic work that has been achieved so far this year.

Each room had a display showcasing the topics of study for this term, and the evening gave the teachers and parents a chance to discuss the progress that students had been making.


We look forward to hosting another Open Evening again soon!


Safer Schools and Communities Team Workshop

November 25th, 2015 by Katie Shipley in Uncategorized

Please find, in the link below, the latest Parents E-Safety Newsletter

SSCT Parents Esafety Newsletter Spring 2016 (1)

We have a series of workshops to be delivered to our staff and students on site here starting on Monday 7th December by the Safer Schools and Communities Team.

Safe Schools Team

The SSCT is a partnership between Dorset Police, Dorset Youth Offending Team and Bournemouth and Poole Youth Offending Service with a remit to prevent and reduce anti-social behaviour, crime and wrong-doing amongst children and young people and help keep them safe in a digital world.

There are three areas of work:

Community Safety Education

This involves education to children and young people, professionals and parents in the following areas:

  • E-safety
  • Alcohol and drug misuse
  • Anti-bullying
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Child sexual exploitation
  • Diversity
  • Domestic abuse
  • Firearms
  • Health relationships
  • Preventing gang culture
  • Preventing violent extremism
  • Weapons


SLC visit London

November 23rd, 2015 by Katie Shipley in Uncategorized

On the 12th November we took a group of Year 11’s on the train into London to watch the stage production of War Horse.

The day was brilliant. It started with a lovely train journey into Waterloo, with several games of Uno and Pass the Pig being played.

We then took the tube into Convent garden and for some this was the first time they had ridden on the tube.

Here are the students enjoying Leicester Square tube station too…

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We then decided to have lunch altogether in an authentic Italian restaurant.

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There was time to have a quick look around the Disney store before we went on to watch the brilliant War Horse show.

The trip was a complete success, the students were amazing and a credit to SLC!

The students really enjoyed the experience too;

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“I really enjoyed my trip to London because we got to explore London and see new things like a floating man in Convent Garden. The best bit of War Horse was people making the noises of the animals.”

“I really enjoyed my trip to London because the scenery on the train and around London was pretty. I also enjoyed walking around the Disney shop and having lunch at the Italian restaurant. There wasn’t really a best part of War Horse as it was all so amazing, but one of my best bits was at the end when Joey and Albert returned home after the war it was very emotional.”