Key Stage 1

The aim of our Key Stage 1 department is to give children the best possible start to a more formal education. Entering a more structured curriculum can be daunting, but by providing a welcoming and caring environment the children are able to grow into independent and self-confident thinkers and learners.

We meet each child’s individual educational needs by creating a carefully planned environment and curriculum that enables learning to be enjoyable, yet purposeful and stimulates every child’s development. We ensure that all children are prepared educationally, with a developed sense of responsibility, ready to move into the Key Stage 2 Department.

All of our experienced and enthusiastic teachers are supported by Learning Support Assistants, enabling each child to be given the attention that they require. There is a great deal of emphasis placed on the core subjects, English, Reading, Mathematics, Science, and Arabic.

Our aim is to enable all children to be working at a level above what would be expected in most other schools. Although using and following aspects of the National Curriculum for England we are not bound by it, ensuring that we can offer a broad, exciting and rich curriculum whereby the children are constantly challenged to excel.

Our Testimonials

My kids are so happy to go out the door to school and equally happy when they come home! Excellen...

Kathryn Williams,
(Parent of Joshua Williams- Yr 2)

Dovecote is a super school and no one is a greater fan than our 5-year-old! The school ticks the ...

Mark Harvey
(Parent of Joshua Harvey - Yr 1)

Dovecote School.... a simple quote comes to mind
"A home away from home"..this to me define...

(Parent of Jude Zeid Sunna -Yr 2)

An excellent school with fantastic teachers and staff. We love the community feel and the small s...

Lena Gaitanou
(Parent of Ioannis Oikonomou -Yr 3)

We absolutely love this school. The teachers are fantastic and the focus is on the children, gett...

Ruth Richardson,
(Parent of Jake Richardson -Yr 1)

My 5 year old loves going to DGPS and I am very happy for my youngest to start in September. The ...

Victoria Ashcroft
(Parent of Ralph Ashcroft - Yr 1)