Dowdales School
Dalton in Furness
About us
Statutory Information
"Students make good progress and achieve above average standards"
Ofsted 2013
"Students have a real love for learning and a mature approach in lessons"
Ofsted 2013
"Students' behaviour is outstanding. They behave impeccably around school"
Ofsted 2013
"We are frequently struck by the quality of teaching and imaginative learning activities in class"
Year 7 and Year 9 parent
"Outstanding leadership is based on extremely high aspirations for all students"
Ofsted 2013
"Teachers' in-depth subject knowledge and enthusiastic approach inspires students to do well"
Ofsted 2013
"Our son has adapted to Dowdales well and loves coming to school each day."
Year 7 Parent
"Dowdales provides a highly positive environment for learning; students thrive and staff continually develop their skills"
Ofsted 2013
"We are delighted with our daughter's start at Dowdales. As parents we have a very happy child."
Year 7 Parent

Welcome from the Head

Julie-Connor-Head.pngAt Dowdales we strive to enable children to develop their potential to the full and to grow into successful, caring people with lifelong interests.  In order to fulfil this aim the school offers a safe, supportive environment within which the emotional, cultural and academic needs of all students are met.

Dowdales is an ambitious school and so we set ourselves challenging objectives.  We are committed to providing a world class education for every student and aim to be the best we can be in all that we do.

I am proud to be Headteacher and to work with the staff and students that make Dowdales ‘more than just a school’.

The relationship that we have with parents/carers is extremely important to us.  I hope that you will find the words and images on our website useful and that it gives you a flavour of our dynamic and supportive learning community.  If you would like to know anything more about the school please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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Julie D O'Connor