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.
Dovery Down's ethos is to enhance our commitment towards pupils individual and well being. Our curriculum is planned prioritising children's social, emotional and mental health development.
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
Copies of previous letters and newsletters are available on the Letters & Newsletters page of the website
A virtual tour of our school will be coming soon
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
INSET days - Thursday 3rd September and Friday 4th September 2020
Start of Autumn Term 2020- Monday 7th September 2020
Half term week - Monday 26th – Friday 30th October 2020
Return to school (this is NOT an Inset Day) - Monday 2nd November 2020
Last day of Autumn Term - Friday 18th December 2020 - SCHOOL WILL FINISH AT 1.00PM Children to be collected from the playground at this time.
INSET day - Monday 4th January 2021
Start of Spring Term 2021 - Tuesday 5th January 2021
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.