Acrobats will be somersaulting their way to Dorchester, with a local school set to be visited by a circus next month.

The Prince of Wales School in Dorchester will host Happy's Circus on Thursday, June 13, featuring amazing international artists including acrobats, aerialists, speciality acts, magic, clowns and much more.

The Circus was organised by The Prince of Wales School Association (POWSA) in order to raise much needed funds for the school.

A fully self-contained big top with state of the art sound and lighting technology will be set up to accommodate the circus and the show is open to all, not just those with links to the school.

The colourful, all weather big top seats up to 600 people. Tickets are available from school office on 01305 257120 or online at Tickets cost £10.50 each. Children under the age of two can go for free on laps.

Headteacher Gary Spracklen said: "Very few children get to experience going to a big top circus nowadays so it’s great that we will be giving children, as well as adults, this wonderful experience right here in the school grounds.

"The performers are extremely talented and it's an honour to be welcoming them to The Prince of Wales School."

POWSA member Julia Nineham said: "We are inviting people to join us from 4.30pm on the day where we will have stalls, a raffle and our world famous barbecue ahead of the big show starting at 6pm. The show will include a 30 minute break and will finish at 8pm. The show involves no animals."

Speaking about the prospect of the circus visiting his school, Year 4 pupil Jamie said: "Everyone is really excited that a real circus is coming to our school. It’s great that children from other schools in Dorchester, Bridport, Weymouth and Portland will be able to join us for the show.”

After initially selling tickets only to their school community, the remaining tickets available will be sold on a first come, first served basis. For further information or general enquiries, please contact