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
Monday 13th January - Y4 swimming starts for 10 weeks (letters have gone home)
Friday 31st January - 9.15am Y2 Values Assembly - Happiness. Parents/Carers of Y2 children most welcome.
Friday 7th February - Number Day - whole school (letter to folllow)
Thursday 13th February - 9.15am Y4 Values Assembly - Love. Parents/Carers of Y4 children most welcome
Thursday 13th February - PTA Spriing Disco - more details to follow
Friday 14th February - Australia Enrichment Day - whole school (letter to follow)
Monday 17th February - Friday 21st February Half term
Monday 2nd March - Parent Consultation Evening 3.30 - 6pm (more details to follow)
Tuesday 3rd March - Parent Consultation Evening 4pm - 7pm (more details to follow)
Thursday 5th March - Class Photos including Pre-School
Friday 6th March - Dovery Down World Book Day (more details to follow)
Friday 20th March - 2.30pm Rocksteady Cooncert - for parents/carers of Rocksteady children only
Tuesday 31st March - 9.15am Easter Assembly with Revd. Noel McGeeney
Wednesday 1st April - 9.30am Grandparents Spring Concert - refreshments will be available
Wednesday 1st April - 3.30pm Presentation from Rock UK for Y4 parents/carers/children
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'