The Thomas Hardye School
Institution Type: Voluntary Aided School
Age Range: 13 - 18
Religious Character: None.
School Capacity: 2316
Pupils on Roll: 2218 Boys: 1090 Girls: 1128
Admissions Policy: Comprehensive
Head: Dr Iain Melvin Obe
Tel: 01305 266064
See map: Google Maps
Queen's AvenueDorchester, DOR, DT1 2ET
United Kingdom50° 42' 29.9736" N, 2° 27' 13.4964" W
Locality: Dorchester West
Local Authority: Dorset
Parliamentary Constituency: West Dorset
Ofsted school description
The Thomas Hardye School is a larger-than-average comprehensive with a very large
sixth form, serving the county town of Dorchester and the surrounding villages. The
school is over-subscribed and the roll has increased substantially in recent years,
particularly in the sixth form. There are very few students from minority ethnic
backgrounds or with a first language other than English. The number of students
who have free school meals or who have special educational needs is lower than
The school has been a specialist science college since 2002 and has recently been
awarded two more specialisms in humanities and special educational needs.
There is a specialist unit attached to the school for students with speech and
language difficulties. The school also caters for students with physical disabilities
from across west Dorset.
School pupil demographics
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