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Welcome to the Dovecote Primary School website.

I am delighted to welcome you to our school website. We hope you find it useful, informative and interesting. The pupils, staff, governors and parents are rightly proud of the school and the exciting opportunities that we offer. Our school motto is ‘Children First’ and we place that at the heart of all the decisions we make.

Our aim is that, ‘By believing in ourselves and working together, we will strive to achieve our full potential in body, mind, heart and spirit.’ As you look around the site you will see examples of some of the activities that contribute to this. 

You will be able to find out about Lab_13, our In Harmony project, the Secret Garden, Spanish, ICT, sports activities, after school activities, visits & residentials, and much more.

Enjoy exploring the site and getting a flavour of all the great things that happen at Dovecote.

Dovecote is at the heart of its community and we see your child’s education very much as a partnership. We want to involve families from before the start of nursery to the tearful farewell at the end of year 6 (and even then they come back!). We look forward to seeing you at parents’ meetings, assemblies, concerts, open days, school fairs, and many other events.

Either on the website, or in the pupil planners, we have tried to include all the practical information that you could want to know about our school. If you have a question that is not answered, please get in touch and we will get back to you.


Summer Tea Party Total...

A HUGE thank you to everyone that supported us at the Summer Tea Party. With your help, we raised over £900 for the school. With the money, we plan to renovate a rather unappealing area of the playground into a new social area, with new tables and seating for the children to sit in the shade of a large tree and work, play, socialise or just chill.

Coming soon - Marvellous Me

We are soon launching a new and exciting intuitive called Marvellous ME. There will be lots of information coming home soon, but you can read the announcement letter now at marvellousmecomingsoon.pdf

End of Term Update

Thank you to everyone who has attended any of the end of year activities.

The year 6 production was fantastic. A real treat and well done to staff and pupils.

Although we had to move the end of year assembly inside, it was still a great success. Over 100 pupils were rewarded for their achievement, effort, attainment, attendance and all round enthusiasm. Well done to everyone who was in the end of year assembly.

As we say good bye to another year 6, we look back on a year where every measurable outcome showed an improvement on last year. From the number of children leaving reception at the expected level, the year 1 phonics screening results, key stage 1 (end of year 2) and key stage 2 (end of year 6) results for reading, writing and maths. Every one went up. This is a sign of the hard work put in by staff and pupils, and by the support of families, so thank you to all those groups.

We know you have appreciated the parent information evenings, and we have booked in 6 of these for next year. The details of what will be covered will be given nearer the time, however they will all be on Monday at 3.30 – 4.30, on the following dates:

18th September 2017

20th November 2017

22nd January 2018

12th March 2018

30th April 2018

18th June 2018

This is in addition to the usual parent meetings which will be on:

Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th October 2017

Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th February 2018

Also, look out for the Marvellous Me app being launched in September. Staff will be able to send instant feedback on great work and achievements, straight to your phone.

Thank you again for all the support this year and we hope you all have a great summer.

Remember, school starts at 8.45 on Monday 4th September.

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Contact the school on 0115 9152953 or use our Contact Form.

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