Local Schools

One of the main attractions of living in Wimborne Minster is the wide variety of both private and state schools throughout the district, which encompasses the councils of both East Dorset and Poole Borough.

The State School System

The state school system is structured in 3 separate tiers:

First schools:  4- 9 years.  Year Groups R and 1-4

Colehill First School, Middlehill Road, Colehill, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 2HL.
Telephone: 01202 882506,
Email: office@colehillfirst.dorset.sch.uk

Cranborne First School, Water Street, Cranborne, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5QB.
Telephone: 01725 517439,
Email: office@cranbornefirst.dorset.sch.uk

Hayeswood First School, Cutlers Place, Colehill, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 2HN.
Telephone: 01202 882379,
Email: office@hayeswood.dorset.sch.uk

Merley First School, Oakley Straight, Merley, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1SD.
Telephone: 01202 888455,
Email: merleyfirstschool@poole.gov.uk

Pamphill, Pamphill Green, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4EE.
Telephone: 01202 883008,
Email: office@pamphill.dorset.sch.uk

St James First School, Gaunts Common, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4JN.
Telephone: 01258 840669,
Email: office@gauntscommon.dorset.sch.uk

Sturminster Marshall First School, High Street, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4AY.
Telephone: 01258 857348,
Email: office@sturminstermarshall.dorset.sch.uk

Wimborne First School, School Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1HQ.
Telephone: 01202 882532,
Email: office@wimbornefirst.dorset.sch.uk

Wimborne St Giles, Wimborne St Giles, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5LX.
Telephone: 01725 517347,
Email: office@wimbornestgiles.dorset.sch.uk

Witchampton First School, Witchampton, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5AP.
Telephone: 01258 840684
Email: office@witchampton.dorset.sch.uk 

Middle schools:  9-13 years.  Year Groups 5-8

Allenbourn Middle School, East Borough, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1PL.
Telephone:  01202 886738,
Email: office@allenbourn.dorset.sch.uk

Cranborne Middle School, Cranborne, Dorset, BH21 5RP.
Telephone: 01725 517348
Email: office@cranbornemid.dorset.sch.uk

Lockyer’s Middle School, Blandford Road, Corfe Mullen, Dorset, BH21 3HQ.
Telephone:01202 692779,
Email: office@lockyersmid.dorset.sch.uk

Upper schools:  13-18 years.  Year Groups 9-13

Queen Elizabeth’s Comprehensive School, Blandford Road, Pamphill, Wimborne, BH21 4DT.
Telephone:  01202 885233,
Email:  office@qe.dorset.sch.uk

QE School re-opened in 2012 with 1550 pupils and over 100 teachers.  It is a flagship, state-of-the-art school, and one of the finest of its type in the country.

Grammar Schools

Poole Grammar School For Boys:  11-18 years.  Gravel Hill, Poole, Dorset, BH17 9JU.
Tel:  01202 692132

Parkstone Grammar School For Girls:  11-18 years.  Parkstone Grammar School, Sopers Lane, Poole, Dorset, BH17 7EP. 
Tel:  01202 605605

Bournemouth School for Boys:  11-18 years.  East Way, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 9PY. 
Tel: 01202 512609

Bournemouth School for Girls:  11-18 years.  Castle Gate Close, Castle Lane West, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 9UJ. 
Tel:  01202 526289

Roman Catholic Schools

St Catherine’s Roman Catholic Primary School:  4-11 years.  Cutlers Place, Colehill, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 2HN. 
Tel:  01202 883763

St Peter’s Roman Catholic School, Holdenhurst Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6RG.
Tel:  01202 427291

St Peter’s Roman Catholic School:  11-18 years.  Year Groups 7-13.  St Catherine’s Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH6 4AH. 
Tel:  01202 421141

Private School System

Within the Wimborne district we have 3 preparatory schools:

Dumpton School:  Deans Grove House, Wimborne, Dorset. BH21 7AF. 
Tel:  01202 883818

Castle Court School:  Knoll Lane, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3RF. 
Tel:  01202 694438

Yarrells Preparatory School:  Yarrells House, Poole, Dorset, BH16 5EU.  
Tel:  01202 622229

The Main Public Schools

Canford School:  Canford Magna, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3AD. 
Tel:  01202 841254

Bryanston School:  Blandford, Dorset, DT11 0PX. 
Tel:  01258 452411

Clayesmore School:  Iwerne Minster, Blandford, Dorset. DT11 8LL. 
Tel:  01747 811707

In addition, there are many nurseries and pre-schools, and a selection of Montessori Schools, within the district.  

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