The Prince of Wales School

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Display catchment area
School Type
Community school
Admissions criteria (2017)
Admission based on a catchment area
Oversubscribed Status
In 2017 it was oversubscribed
Ofsted Grade
Ofsted grade it as Outstanding

Admissions for pupils (starting September 2017)

Oversubscribed Status
Priority admission
Catchment area
Cutoff type
Straight line
Cutoff distance
1,080 metres outside catchment
Admission number
Number of preferences
Places for siblings

Past admissions status is no guarantee of future admissions, we advise you to always check with the school.


Admissions history

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School Admission area in 2017

  • Oversubscribed
Priority Admission:
Catchment area
Cutoff type:
Straight line
Cutoff distance:
1,080 metres outside catchment
Size of SAA (km2):
20.85 km2
Catchment area

School's admission trend:

  • Roughly the same

This school's successful applicant area has been roughly the same for the last 4 years. This mean it's roughly the same to get a place inside.

Primary School
  • Size of successful admission area
  • Not Oversubscribed

2017 Census

Number of pupils
Age range
4-9 years old
Class size
32 pupils
Does not apply
English as first language
96% of pupils
Gender split (Boys/Girls)
54% / 46% of pupils
Pupils taking free meals
7% of pupils


KS2: Achieving expected level (2015)
Not Known
KS2: Exceeding expected level (2015)
Not Known
Ofsted inspection results: View Report
Ofsted Grade: 1
Quality of Teaching: 1
Achievement of Pupils: NR
Behaviour and Safety of Pupils: 1
Leadership and Management: 1
1 - Outstanding 2 - Good 3 - Requires Improv. 4 - Inadequate NR - Not Rated

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School contact

LEA contact: Dorset

Schools near Maiden Castle Road, Dorchester, DT1 2HH

School name Other schools nearby Oversubscribed Ofsted grade
The Prince of Wales School
Yes 1 - Outstanding
Dorchester Middle School
Yes 2 - Good
Damers First School
Yes 2 - Good
St Osmund's Church of England Middle School, Dorchester
Yes 1 - Outstanding
Sunninghill Preparatory School
Unknown NR Not Rated
St Mary's Catholic First School, Dorchester
No 2 - Good
Manor Park Church of England First School
No 2 - Good
St Mary's Church of England First School, Charminster
No 3 - Requires Improvement
Broadmayne First School
Yes 2 - Good
Winterbourne Valley Church of England Aided First School
No 1 - Outstanding
Bincombe Valley Primary School
No 2 - Good
St Nicholas and St Laurence Church of England Primary School, Broadwey
Yes 1 - Outstanding
St Andrew's Church of England Primary School
Unknown 3 - Requires Improvement
Radipole Primary School
Yes 2 - Good
Portesham Church of England Primary School
No 1 - Outstanding