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School Start Times

The length of the school day is 9:00 a.m. - 3.20 p.m.



School Dinner Price

A Senior School Dinner costs £2.40 per day or £12 a week.

Our preferred method of payment is online by Schoolcomms. Alternative payment methods are available.


School Lunch Times

Lunchtimes are flexible in order to enable us to take advantage of the facilities offered by neighbouring schools, and many activities, e.g. ICT, P.E. film club etc., happen during the lunch hour. We feel it is important that teaching staff are available over the lunch hour, as feeding and social skills are an important part of the education at Dorothy Goodman.

Please see the Parent tab and useful information for the full school hot dinner menu.


School Uniform

There is a school uniform which we like our pupils to wear and we ask for parents' co-operation in this, although the uniform is not compulsory. You can buy official school uniform at 


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For secondary pupils:

Black sweatshirts

Black or white polo-shirts

Grey or black skirts or trousers


Students at the satellite bases wear the same uniform colour sweatshirt as the host school, but with a small Dorothy Goodman badge.


We also ask for P.E. kit to be provided - black shorts, white or blue T-shirt and pumps. Tracksuits and team kit are available from school for inter-school sports fixtures. All clothing should be clearly marked with your child's name.


Practical college courses or more messy work experience

  • More flexible, casual and washable clothing may be worn that is appropriate to the activity for example jogging trousers and T-shirts for construction and decorating courses.
  • Students must wear clothing that is required for the role when at work experience.


PE and Swimming

  • Students will need clothes to change into for these activities and should not be wearing them all day.
  • Suitable flexible clothing for example tracksuit or jogging clothes
  • One-piece swimsuits and, if necessary, the young women should wear a T-shirt as well to preserve dignity.


Reasonable adjustments will be made for those students who have particular disabilities so that their clothing enables them to be comfortable and as independent as possible.


Sixth form students


There is no uniform for Key Stage 5 students but there is a clear dress code which is very similar to that of the staff:

  • Smart but casual trousers for example Chinos (no jeans)
  • Leggings should be thick (not see-through)
  • Smart flat shoes or shoe style trainers that are a single dark colour (no high heels)
  • Skirts, dresses or shorts should be at least down to the knee
  • Smart plain tops (no offensive logos or large pictures)
  • Students should make sure that their clothes keep their bodies covered when they stretch up or bend over.



All absences must be accounted for and reasons recorded. The school is unable to authorise parental requests for holiday during term-time.


Parents should contact school as soon as possible on the morning of their child being absent. This may be by phone (01455 634582) or using a brief note informing the school why your child will be absent. This will assist us considerably with making sure we keep all our pupils safe.

Assembly Information


Monday PM - Themed Assembly led by Staff, Visitors or Pupils.

Thursday PM - Achiever's Assembly

A Day in the Life of Key Stage 5