WELCOME TO OUR SCHOOL
As Headteacher of Dovery Down Lower School, I am delighted to introduce you to our popular school with a reputation for high standards.
As a Values School we promote a warm and caring community where every child is valued as an individual. We place learning at the centre of everything we do and believe that we all learn best when challenged and motivated. To achieve this we provide a stimulating, exciting curriculum where ideas can flourish and children feel a real sense of achievement.
I am very proud of our school and the standards of care and education we provide.
If you would like to receive a prospectus, visit our school or have any queries relating to school please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.
Dovery Down Lower School is a small school set in our own woodland in Leighton Buzzard. We cater for 3-9 year olds.
We provide a safe, friendly and caring environment where children can be happy. They develop a love of learning and they can achieve their best.
OUR SCHOOL MOTTO
'Care for yourself, Care for each other, Care for your school. Always do your best'
OUR MISSION STATEMENT FOR DOVERY DOWN
'To create a happy and safe learning environment which inspires, educates and makes a difference to every child.'
Most recent letters
Letter from Mrs Brewster 1 July 2020
Y4 Leavers Book 19 June 2020
Well Being 4 May 2020
Copies of previous letters and newsletters are available on the Letters & Newsletters page of the website
FORTHCOMING DATES & EVENTS
Please see our newsletters and letters page for more detailed information
These dates will be updated as and when an event is organised
Tuesday 21st April First day of Summer term
Monday 27th April - Y3 Swimming starts for 10 weeks (letters have gone home) CANCELLED
Monday 27th - Wednesday 29th April - Y4 Residential trip to Rock UK nr Wellingborough CANCELLED
FRIDAY 8th MAY Early May Day Bank Holiday (changed for VE Day Anniversary)
Drop in sessions for Y4 children on Monday 6th July and Tuesday 7th July Please email or call the school office to book an appointment. Thank you
Y4 Farewell Day - Non -school Uniform Monday 13th July 10am-2.30pm Pupils only (Group of 15 names in the letter sent 19 June)
Y4 Farewell Day - Non -school Uniform Thursday 16th July 10am-2.30pm Pupils only (Group of 15 names in the letter sent 19 June)
Friday 17th July Last day of Summer term
A brief history of our school
Where does the name come from?
Before the school was built, there was a private house on this site. The house was called ‘Dovery Down’ and the school was named after it.
The name ‘Dovery’ is an early version of what is now ‘Doverhay’. Doverhay Down is the name of a hill near the village of Porlock in the Exmoor National Park. Perhaps the family who built the house had connections with West Somerset or perhaps they took their holidays there.