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.
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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.
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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.
Our school motto
'Care for yourself, Care for each other, Care for your school. Always do your best'
FORTHCOMING DATES & EVENTS
These will be updated as and when an event is organised
Friday 22nd November - DDFC Annual Christmas Ball 7pm - 10pm at Leighton Buzzard Golf Club Tickets must be purchased in advance
Monday 2nd December - 1.45pm KS1/Reception Christmas Production Parents with surnames A - K
Tuesday 3rd December - 1.45pm KS1 (Y1 & Y2)/Reception Christmas Production Parents with surnames L - Z
Wednesday 4th December - 1.45pm KS2 (Y3 & Y4) Christmas Production - Nativity Rock!
Saturday 7th December - Christmas Fayre 11am - 1pm
Wednesday 11th December - Christmas Dinner for whole school
THURSDAY 12TH DECEMBER - SCHOOL CLOSED AS IT WILL BE USED AS A POLLING STATION FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION
Friday 13th December - Y4 Carol Concert at All Saints Church - letters to follow
Friday 13th December - 2.30pm - Rocksteady Concert for parents/carers of Rocksteady children only
Monday 16th December - Flu Vaccinations (AM) More information to follow
Monday 16th December - KS2 Christmas Party (PM)
Tuesday 17th December - Christmas Assembly with Rev Noel 9.15am All Welcome
Friday 20th December Last day of Autumn Term
Friday 3rd January 2020 INSET DAY
Monday 6th January First day of Spring Term
Monday 13th January - Y4 swimming starts for 10 weeks (letters to follow)
Monday 17th February - Friday 21st February Half term
Friday 3rd April Last day of Spring term
Monday 20th April INSET day
Tuesday 21st April First day of Summer term
Monday 27th April - Y3 Swimming starts for 10 weeks (letters to follow)
Monday 27th - Wednesday 29th April - Y4 Residential trip to Rock UK nr Wellingborough
Thursday 7th May SCHOOL CLOSED - Polling Day - Bedfordshire Police & Crime Commissioner
FRIDAY 8th MAY Early May Day Bank Holiday (changed for VE Day Anniversary)
Monday 25th May - Friday 29th May Half term
Monday 1st June INSET DAY
Friday 17th July Last day of Summer term
Our vision statement for Dovery Down
'Dovery Down creates a happy and safe learning environment which makes a difference to every child'