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Welcome to Dovecote Primary & Nursery School - Where children come first! - Judged 'Good' by Ofsted (2019)

I am delighted to welcome you to our school website. We hope you find it useful, informative and interesting. The pupils, staff, governors and parents are rightly proud of the school and the exciting opportunities that we offer. Our school motto is ‘Children First’ and we place that at the heart of all the decisions we make.

Our aim is that, ‘By believing in ourselves and working together, we will strive to achieve our full potential in body, mind, heart and spirit.’ As you look around the site you will see examples of some of the activities that contribute to this. 

You will be able to find out about Lab_13, our In Harmony project, the Secret Garden, Spanish, ICT, sports activities, after school activities, visits & residentials, and much more.

Enjoy exploring the site and getting a flavour of all the great things that happen at Dovecote.

Dovecote is at the heart of its community and we see your child’s education very much as a partnership. We want to involve families from before the start of nursery to the tearful farewell at the end of year 6 (and even then they come back!). We look forward to seeing you at parents’ meetings, assemblies, concerts, open days, school fairs, and many other events.

On the website, we have tried to include all the practical information that you could want to know about our school. If you have a question that is not answered, please get in touch and we will get back to you.

Dovecote is a 'Good' school

We are proud to announce the results of our recent Ofsted inspection. We have been judged 'Good' in all areas of the school. This is a fantastic result and testament to the hard work of the staff, children and parents/carers.

Next, we need to aim higher for an Outstanding result.

Please find a copy of the official report below.


School Development Plan (Pupil edition)

Pupil SDP-1

British Values

As a school, we promote the values expressed on the poster. You will see examples of this around the school, and in the way the pupils and adults treat and respect each other, and take responsibility in school and for their actions. 


School Communication

Dear Families,

We realise how important effective home school communication is. For this reason, we communicate with families in a range of ways.

Our main means of communication with you is through the Marvellous Me app. Currently, nearly 90% of families are signed up to receive messages. We are aware that a few people have had some issues with the notifications. The software developers have assured us that they have fixed the problem, but please let us know if you have any problems. Mr Hodgson will be happy to help. The school website (www.dovecote.nottingham.sch.uk) is also a good place to find all sorts of useful information about the school and events. You can also sign up to have the school calendar on your phone.

We also have our two new screens in the playground which show current and future events.

We will still send paper copies of information including an annual list of events. When sending information about a specific event, we will always try to give 2 weeks notice.

Each year group will continue to produce newsletters every half term. These will be on the website, sent via Marvellous Me and available in hard copy.

There is also the board by the main reception which shows events for that week.

Remember, you can always talk to staff (please remember that mornings are very busy), or contact staff directly – there is a contact sheet in the parent pack.

We have our annual parent information packs which are full of useful information about your child’s current year group.

Don’t forget the parent information meetings which this year are on; Monday 19th November, Monday 21st January, Monday 11th March, Monday 29th April and Monday 17th June.

Parents’ meetings this year are on Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th October, and Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th February, with the Open Afternoon on Monday 25th March.

Due to the disruption to the start of term as a result of the building work over running, I would like to confirm that the INSET days for the rest of the year are as originally published on the annual dates list;

Friday 4th October, Friday 4th January, Tuesday 23rd April, Friday 28th June.

Upcoming Events

Embedded Calendar

Contact Us

Contact the school on 0115 9152953 or use our Contact Details.

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