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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.


July 16th, 2014 by Ian in News


Each Friday a group of students go cycling around Dorset. “It’s downhill all the way!” says Mick. Sometimes this is true! Regardless, this is a wonderful way of seeing our beautiful county and staying fit.

A Very Special Garden Update

July 15th, 2014 by Ian in News

Plants 1

Thanks to the generosity of Waitrose and the hard work of Mr Hart, our new garden is now full of plants. We have herbs, vegetables and beautiful flowers. It looks absolutely fantastic. If you happen to be in our part of Sherborne please do come along and have a look. I can’t thank Mr Hart enough for what he’s done to make this space a beautiful place for our students to sit and relax.

Plants 2

Summer Fête

July 14th, 2014 by Ian in News

SLC fete 2

Fran, along with other staff and many of our students, organised a Summer Fête in conjunction with St Paul’s Playgroup. This was weeks in the planning, with students making lots of wonderful items including this incredible playhouse.

Kinder cottage

The turnout was fantastic and we raised a lot of money for SLC and St Paul’s. These pictures don’t convey quite how busy and bustling the fête was.

SLC fete

I was so very proud of everyone. We are a little Centre – at this time of year we have fewer students than the average single class in a mainstream school – yet thanks to Fran and everyone else we were able to put on something like this.

Garden Project

June 26th, 2014 by Ian in News

Working in the garden

We are very excited about the progress that’s being made with our garden here at SLC. The project was started a long time ago with some rough plans drawn by students. The old tarmac was ugly and didn’t create a good environment for anyone to spend breaks in. Our new garden is a lovely place to sit and is providing lots of opportunities for learning in D&T, Science and other subjects already. We’re also very pleased to be able to start working with the playgroup and local residents. We hope that in time this will become a place that all the community can enjoy.

Last week Gary and Elleshameadow started planting in the beds of the new garden. The idea is to have beds containing flowers, vegetables and herbs. We thought to plant the flower bed first to get some colour into the garden. Next term we hope to build a pizza oven and barbeque.

Magnificent Ladies of Sherborne!

June 23rd, 2014 by Ian in News

Ladies of SLC Race for Life

Well done Fran, Natalie, Cassie, Louise, Elleshameadow and Jasmine!

They all completed the 5k run for Race For Life, running as the Ladies of Sherborne, to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

We are all very proud of them.

Race For Life we did it