Dowdales School Prospectus

Active, Creative, Healthy Students Creativity Dowdales is a creative school. Whilst the school has a strong tradition for artistic excellence particularly in music, dance and drama, there is an emphasis on creativity across the school. Having Arts Mark Gold, students work with professionals from international Arts organisations such as EMI Music Foundation, Rambert and the Royal Shakespeare Company but equally with professionals supporting STEM companies such as BAE, Glaxo Smith-Kline, Rolls Royce and Bentley. As well as Creativity being a thread that runs throughout the curriculum we want our students to be active and healthy. Responsible attitudes towards personal health, fitness and well-being are encouraged through our Active Living programme that provides an outdoor experience locally and in the Lake District National Park. We have an outstanding record in sports performance that is led by our students who play for their country, region and county. Professional coaches and staff support a thriving programme that sees students gain county and national honours across a range of sports. “There can be few schools with 7 students on roll who play sport for their country.” Youth Sport Trust Practitioner “Dowdales has been a pro-active and creative partner, taking a leadership role in co-ordinating dance activity with schools across Cumbria.” Joce Giles, Rambert Dance Company 8