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Budmouth College

Budmouth Technology College
Type foundation comprehensive
Headteacher David Akers
Chair of Governors Rose Brucie

Chickerell Road
England Coordinates: 50°36′40″N 2°29′28″W / 50.6111°N 2.4911°W / 50.6111; -2.4911

Local authority Dorset
DfE URN Ofsted Reports
Students 1,590
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18

Budmouth Technology College is a foundation, comprehensive, DfES designated Technology College for boys and girls situated in Weymouth, Dorset, England. It is named after the semi-fictional town of Budmouth (based on Weymouth) in Thomas Hardy's novels.

It consists of a secondary school and is the only school in Weymouth & Portland to also have a Sixth Form. Also on site is the privately owned Budmouth Community sports centre.[1] It teaches over 1,500 students in the 11–18 age range, school years 7 to 14. It teaches GCSEs, As Levels, A Levels and a range of certificate qualifications. Its results are better than average for GCSEs.[2]

The school has Combined Cadet Force which is open to all students in year 9 or above.[3] Budmouth is located in Chickerell, a suburb of Weymouth and overlooks the Jurassic Coast.


The school has many facilities at the disposal of its students, including:

  • Extensive playing fields covering 12 acres (49,000 m2)
  • Sports Centre
  • Fitness Suite
  • Two Gymnasia
  • 6 Floodlit Netball & Tennis Courts
  • Climbing Wall
  • Theatre/Assembly Hall
  • Dance & Drama Studios
  • Dark Room & Photography Studio
  • A Number of Computer & ICT suites
  • Extensive Library
  • Two Cafeterias
  • 6 Design Studios

New Build

Its campus overlooks the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The campus has been redeveloped, for occupancy after Easter 2011.[4] The new building was assembled and the students and teachers moved in. Then half of the old school was knocked down in Autumn/Winter 2011, leaving "Clare Tower" which features 'The Centre of Excellence' and 'Sixth Form Only' study areas. The school still is a technology college.

The new campus includes:

  • Specialist suites for all subject areas,
  • New ICT suites,
  • A Greenhouse for Science Students.


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