“Students develop excellent personal skills, including those in leadership and enterprise.” Ofsted 2013 “Our granddaughter has become a very stable, well-focussed, more confident young lady. She has gained a wealth of experience for her future life. A* Dowdales school.” Carer of Year 11 student 7 www.dowdalesschool.co.uk Responsibility Our students are the leaders of tomorrow and they relish taking on leadership roles, contributing to the school community as well as the wider community. In doing so, they take pride in their school and in their own and each other’s accomplishments. Our firm belief is that when students are fully engaged with their school they will achieve the most. There is a stress on the importance of care: for ourselves, each other, our community and our environment. Students involve themselves enthusiastically in opportunities for leadership across all areas of school improvement including teaching and learning, curriculum and personal development and have a real impact on the life of the school.