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.
Some people dream of success. We make it happen.
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.
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 Please see our newlstters and letters page for more detailed information
These will be updated as and when an event is organised
Monday 13th January - Y4 swimming starts for 10 weeks (letters have gone home)
Tuesday 17th March - Y3 Visit to Wrigglies Exotic Pet Shop (letters have gone home) CANCELLED
Wednesday 18th March - Y4 Visit to Wrigglies Exotic Pet Shop (letters have gone home) CANCELLED
Friday 20th March - 2.30pm Rocksteady Concert - for parents/carers of Rocksteady children only CANCELLED
Tuesday 31st March - 9.15am Easter Assembly with Revd. Noel McGeeney CANCELLED
Wednesday 1st April - 9.30am Grandparents Spring Concert - refreshments will be available CANCELLED
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 have gone home)
Monday 27th - Wednesday 29th April - Y4 Residential trip to Rock UK nr Wellingborough
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 MISSION STATEMENT FOR DOVERY DOWN
'To create a happy and safe learning environment which inspires, educates and makes a difference to every child.'
DOVERY ACORNS PRE-SCHOOL As staffing ratios reached such a low number in Pre-School we have been forced to close for the next 2 weeks from Monday 16th March - Friday 27th March 2020