Welcome to St Dominic’s Grammar School – an exceptional Staffordshire independent school

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Our Prospectus

82% achieved A* – B at A Level


Our Prospectus

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Preparatory School

4 to 11 years

Senior School

11 to 16 years

Sixth Form

16 to 18 years

A better educational environment

A leading Independent School near Telford

Considering independent schools in Telford?

If you are looking for private schools in and around the Telford area then consider St Dominic’s Grammar School. This leading independent school is situated in South Staffordshire, in the idyllic, rural village of Brewood, and yet is only a 20-minute drive from Telford town centre.

Over a century of nurturing the next generation

Once a convent, now non-denominational with a Christian ethos, the school has been educating pupils since 1920 and continues to stimulate, inspire and challenge every child at every stage of their development.

A better educational environment

Examination success is measurable and a tour of our website will give you an insight into our school’s ethos and facilities, but it will probably not answer all of your questions. The atmosphere and ethos of our school are less easy to convey, but here are some comments taken from our most recent ISI Inspection in May 2019.

‘Pupils demonstrate excellent self-knowledge and self-esteem, and they possess very high levels of confidence for their age. They have a strong awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses and naturally take responsibility for reviewing their own progress, negotiating and setting their own targets, underpinned by excellent staff relationships and strong pastoral support.’
However, nothing is quite as good as a personal visit, so please contact us for a personal tour of our school.

Dedicated to a rounded education

Although academic success is paramount, our school looks to broaden the horizons of all of our students. For that reason, we look to enrich our pupil’s school life as much as possible. St. Dominic’s Grammar School Performing Arts Centre offers unrivalled dance, drama and music facilities. In addition, we have exceptional and diverse sports facilities and a comprehensive extra-curricular programme which complements the academic development of all of our pupils. Again here are excerpts from our most recent ISI Inspection.

‘Pupils understand how to be physically and mentally healthy, in line with the school’s motto of ‘mind, body and spirit’ because they participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities including sport. …. Pupils attain a very good level of success both locally and nationally in extra-curricular activities such as music, drama, sport, the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and competitions; ….’

Serving Telford and the surrounding areas

Welcoming both girls and boys from 4-18 we operate two dedicated bus services The bus serves the Telford area which picks up pupils for the junior school, senior school and the sixth form. The services have pickups across Telford including Apley, Bratton, Muxton, Priorlee and Madeley. Many of these are to the door of people’s homes. We also operate private bus services that cover many other parts of the county including Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth and Newport.

Our approach to school fees

As a not for profit company, we invest all profits back into school. As a result, we have the lowest fees of any local independent schools without compromising on the quality of education, facilities or class sizes. Class sizes are a maximum of 18 in the preparatory school. This continues for most subjects in the senior school where small classes allow for more personalised learning, especially the core subjects of maths, English and science.