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About Conifers Primary School

Our School


Conifers Primary School opened on 1 September 2004. The school is designated a ‘Community’ school and admits children aged from 4 – 11 years


Provision of Primary Education in this area of Weymouth was reviewed in 2001 following a process of public consultation. The result of this was the amalgamation of Westhaven Infant and Junior Schools to form Conifers Primary School. 


The school has pedestrian entrances at Quibo Lane and Radipole Lane with the main vehicular entrance from Radipole Lane.

There is staff and visitor car parking, but no car park for parents to drop off and collect children. The school encourages walking or cycling to school.


The purpose-built school has a particularly impressive design and is spacious and practical. It is set in its own extensive grounds which currently include playing fields, playground, nature / wildlife area and outdoor teaching areas. 


Conifers Primary School is more than just a school. With our Rainbow Room and School Counsellor we offer a wide range of engaging groups for the parents and carers of our children.



Our School Ethos


  • To create a happy and secure, stimulating environment where each child is valued and feels important as an individual.

  • To encourage the development of an enquiring mind and foster a love of learning so that our children wish to expand their skills, concepts and knowledge.

  • To provide a broad, balanced and well structured curriculum, with appropriate learning and teaching that focuses upon, and meets the needs of each individual child, ensuring high standards of achievement.

  • To show and encourage appropriate behaviour, so that our children learn that courtesy, good manners, consideration and respect for others are important and desirable qualities.

  • To value all staff, and the contribution and involvement of parents, the Governors and the wider community, ensuring all work together in partnership.

  • To foster our children’s social, emotional, moral, spiritual and cultural development.

  • To provide our children with equal opportunities and access to resources as appropriate to their needs.

  • To help our children understand the world in which we live and to have a respect for and tolerance of other races, religions and ways of life.



The admissions policy for Conifers Primary School is in accordance with the LA's admissions arrangements.Parents wishing their child to attend Conifers should ensure that they contact either the school office or the admissions team at County Hall, Dorchester to ensure that we have all the necessary details. Visits to the school are welcomed and may be arranged by contacting the office.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION from the Schools Admissions Team at Dorset County Council. If your child is due to begin school or transfer school in Septmber more information can be found at

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