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Need advice about your child’s health and wellbeing in these unsettling times, Nottingham CityCare’s Text Health service is available for parents/carers of 0-19 year olds to text a school nurse or health visitor. Just text us on 07480 635002 and we’ll reply back. T&Cs: bit.ly/ChatHealthPrivacy

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Dovecote English Festival

Enlish Festival

Marvellous ME updated.

Guide to Parent App update

Gardening Success

Mrs. Mitchell and the children who work in the school garden were delighted to find out that they had won £100 in garden vouchers, here they are receiving the vouchers and a certificate.

The prize was for growing the heaviest crop of a local variety of potatoes in a national competition called 'Grow your own potatoes'

Now we just have to decide what to spend the money on!


Eat Well For Less

Eat Well for Less

BBC1's hit show 'Eat Well For Less?' is BACK and looking for households to take part!
Eat Well For Less? is on the hunt for families / households looking to save money on their food shop!
Is the cost of your weekly food shop spiraling out of control?
Perhaps you're desperate to save but under pressure to keep providing the household favourites?
Or do your health requirements affect your diet? Are you in need of some new inspiration?
Maybe you need help adjusting to a new financial situation?
Or are you just bored of buying and cooking the same foods every week?

... Masterchef's Gregg Wallace & award-winning grocer Chris Bavin are on a mission to prove that it is possible for families to save money on their food budget without scrimping on taste and nutrition. They hope that by analysing the shopping habits of UK families, they can help to show where we can source the best and cheapest quality food.

We’re currently on the hunt for families / households to take part in our new series – so get in touch with the team TODAY!

Email: eatwell@rdftelevision.com or Call: 0117 970 7682

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We're Back! Nearly...

Yes, the summer holiday's are nearly finished. The teachers have worked wonders and, the school is ready. Are you? 

We look forward to welcoming each and every one of you to school on Tuesday the 3rd of September. To share what you have done and to look forward to the exciting things we have planned for this year.

The school office will be open on Friday the 30th of August (between 8 am and 12 noon) for your dinner payments and again on Monday the 2nd of September (between 8 am and 5 pm). This will also be the INSET Day for teachers.

With trips to places far and wide, and visits from leading experts. Learning has never been so exciting, and of course educational. 


Pre-Paying for School Meals

From September we will be changing the way that meals are ordered and paid for.  

We are asking that all school meals are paid for in advance, either on the Friday of the week before, or Monday morning. We will not accept payments at any other times.  
This is being done to reduce wastage in the kitchen and to ensure that each child gets the meal they would like. 
The cost per meal is staying the same at £2.15 for one meal, £10.75 for one week, £43.00 for four weeks, or £73.10 for the Autumn half-term. 
Payment is quick and easy using our online payment system; school gateway, or by cash at the main office. 
If you currently have a balance, we will happily arrange a payment plan to help you reduce the amount owed over a period of time. 
Unfortunately, if meals are not paid in advance, and your account does not have available balance to cover the meal, we will ask you to supply a packed lunch. 
If your child has packed lunch or is in receipt of pupil premium / free school meals then you will not be charged.  
If you would like to learn more about pupil premium, and free school meals. Please call into the school office, or visit https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/information-for-residents/education-and-schools/benefits-for-school-aged-children/free-school-meals-and-free-milk
If your child is entitled to Free School Meals & Pupil Premium they will receive a free school meal every day, half-price school trips, except school residentials, and the school will receive extra funding to support students to raise standards and attainment. 


School News Archive 2018 - 2019

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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.

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