Station Road, Dorridge, Solihull, West Midlands B93 8EU
10 reasons to choose Dorridge Primary School
Dorridge Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 70. It is one of the best state primary schools in Solihull and one of the 4 best independent or state primaries within 3 miles.
Dorridge Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 11 years. It is an academy converter. The school is one of the 6 members of Arden Multi Academy Trust. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2023) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
Dorridge Primary School has three classes per year, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Dorridge Primary School ranks in the top 19% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress scores have been variable around the national average, possibly reflecting different cohorts’ ability profiles.
The Dorridge Primary School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. There is topic-based and thematic teaching for some foundation subjects. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers, Forest School for Reception and Years 3 and 5 and a residential trip in Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Dorridge Primary School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3. School Games Mark Platinum Award.
The Arts at Dorridge Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir and an orchestra. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 7.45am to 6.00pm provided by an external contractor.
Find another school near Dorridge Primary School
Solihull School (3.6 miles); Kimichi School (6.8 miles).
Arden (0.7 miles); St Peter’s Catholic School and Specialist Science College (3.5 miles); Tudor Grange Academy, Solihull (3.5 miles).