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Winter Planning

February 28th, 2018 by Katie Shipley in News, Uncategorized

In the event of winter snow warnings, and the distance some pupils have to travel to and from the Learning Centre, on occasions it may be necessary to cancel morning transport or arrange early transport from school and it is VERY important that school have up-to-date contact details for parents / carers.

The decision to cancel transport is not taken lightly and is only taken when there is risk to the safety of students.

In the event of a school closure you will be contacted via text message as soon as possible.

Please make sure that you have provided us with any changes to your contact telephone number.

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!



Parents’ E-safety Autumn Newsletter

September 22nd, 2015 by Ian in News

Here’s the latest newsletter from Dorset’s Safe Schools and Communities Team.

SSCT Parents E-safety Newsletter Autumn 2015

Community Singing on Thursday 11th December

December 4th, 2014 by Ian in Dates, News

An uplifting hour of songs and singing for everyone, even those who don’t think they can sing! Learn some new songs and sing some familiar songs. . . and maybe a few Christmas songs too!!

There will be free mince pies and mulled apple juice.

Start: 6.30pm
Finish: 7.30pm

All Welcome!

Bearded Dragons

November 6th, 2014 by Ian in News

Here’s TJ with one of our recent arrivals, a bearded dragon.

Bearded dragon

Weymouth trip

September 12th, 2014 by Ian in News


Dillon, Kitty and Josh enjoyed a day out at The Sealife Centre in Weymouth before catching the Train to the Viewing Tower. The weather was lovely and the company was great. Thank you for a great day guys.
Darren, Jane, Rachel and Julia.




Jacob and Georgia in the shelter they built enjoying some hot chocolate.


Georgia and Myself abseiling down a HUGE cliff on Portland, we had a great time, even it it was a bit scary.



London transport visit

July 18th, 2014 by Ian in News

London visit

Yesterday was our end of year activities day. We had groups going to Haynes Motor Museum, Weymouth Sealife Centre, Bristol Zoo and this handsome bunch who went to London to try out different types of London transport.