The Prince of Wales School

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School Type
Community school
Admissions criteria (2018)
Admission based on a catchment area
Oversubscribed Status
In 2018 it was not oversubscribed
Ofsted Grade
Ofsted grade it as Outstanding

Admissions for pupils (starting September 2018)

Oversubscribed Status
Not Oversubscribed
Priority admission
Catchment area  (unknown)
Cutoff type
Cutoff distance
Admission number
Number of preferences
Not Known

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 2018

  • Not Oversubscribed

This school was able to offer places to everyone who applied on time in 2018 for admission to reception.

Catchment area

School's admission trend:

  • Easier to get a place

This school's successful applicant area has been increasing for the last 1 year. This mean it's easier 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
No 1 - Outstanding
Dorchester Middle School
No 2 - Good
Damers First School
No 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
No 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
Yes 1 - Outstanding