"Friends of Dormston Community"

Do you want to get more involved in school life? 

Would you like to join a group of like-minded parents in order to contribute towards supporting Dormston School and its place in the local community?   

If the answer is ‘Yes’ then why not join "Friends of Dormston Community".  

Following our AGM on Thursday 14 November 2019 “Friends of Dormston Community” has now been officially launched.  The group decided on the name “Friends of Dormston Community” as they wanted it to feel inclusive so that Aunts, Uncles, Businesses and the wider local community could feel involved and welcome.  The elected members were officially voted in and a Constitution has now been adopted. 

 “Friends of Dormston Community” members  will be working, on your behalf, to raise funds for the school and help develop a real sense of community which has Dormston at its heart. 

The group will be meeting again on Thursday 16 January 2020 to scope out what projects they want to support and we will of course keep you informed of their progress.   

Friends of Dormston Community are entirely voluntary and give their time and efforts for the benefits  of the students so we really hope you will support and get behind them over the coming months. 

What projects they do, and how the money is spent on the school is decided directly by Friends of Dormston Community.  There are not many groups of this type in Secondary education so we are very lucky to have had the support from parents to set this up.

We are members of 'ParentKind' and you are welcome to get involved as little or as much as you want.  

Please contact Karen Otton our Parental Communication Engagement Lead on 01384 816395 or kotton@dormston.dudley.sch.uk if you are interested in finding out more information.

Latest News

On 10 September 2019 we held an Information Evening and we had enough interest from parents to proceed with setting up this really important group.

On  a wet and rainy Tuesday 14 November 2019 we held our first AGM and "Friends of Dormston Community" were officially launched.

Watch this space for more information.





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19th July

Staffing Update

We are pleased to inform you that we have successfully recruited another Science Teacher; Mrs Pajaj who will be starting with us in September 2019. You can find out more about Mrs Pajaj in our September/October Update Sheet. Mrs Vyse, Science Teacher who joined us in April 2019 will however unfortunately be leaving us in July 2019 due to personal commitments. Dance Teacher, Miss Knight who was with us on a temporary basis will also sadly be leaving us. We will also be saying goodbye to Mr Lee, Head of Maths in July 2019 as he has been promoted to Assistant Principal for Behaviour & Safeguarding at RSA Academy. Mrs Jacques however will be Acting Head of Maths in the interim so worry not, the Maths Department is in safe hands! We will also be saying goodbye to Mrs Baker, Head of MFL and Mrs Windmill, English Teacher in July 2019. They have both worked at Dormston for a number of years and will be sadly missed by staff and pupils. Mrs Baker has been a great teacher and Head of Department and her passion for MFL has inspired so many students over the years; with many of them going on to study MFL at colleges and universities. Mrs Baker is also well known for her creativity and has encouraged countless students to take up arts and crafts. Mrs Windmill is an expert in Shakespeare and has awakened a passion for literature in many past and current students. She has also been heavily involved in all of our school productions, including pushing numerous full size cars onto the stage in Grease and Blues Brothers and also making several children ‘fly’. We would like to thank them both for all their hard work and commitment over the years and wish them well in the next chapter of their lives.