The school day
The school day runs from 9.00 am till 3.15 pm. (Children need to arrive at school on time, between 8.50 am - 9.00am Parents who bring their children in to school late must sign in via the office.)
All classes start their day with English or Maths until assembly.
KS1 break is 10.30 am- 10.45 am. Children are collected from the playground.
KS2 break is from 10.45 am - 11.00 am. Children make their own way back into class.
Assembly and Lunch
Assembly is at 9.40 am Monday-Thursday and 9.10 am on a Friday for an Awards Assembly.
KS1 lunch is 11.45 am - 12.55 pm. Children are collected from the playground.
KS2 Lunch is from 12.15 pm - 1.15 pm. Children make their own way back into class.
In the afternoons each class timetables the following:
Three topic lessons each week embedding aspects of Geography, History, Art and or Design Technology into their most recent topic.
Two hours of Science each week, either discreetly or embedded into their topic if a meaningful link can be made.
One session of Religious Education and or PSHE, again taught discreetly or embedded into their topic if a meaningful link can be made.
The children have discreet lessons in Languages , Music, Art and Computing.
School finishes at 3.15pm
We pride ourselves on the high standard of dress at Dovedale. Our recommended form of clothing includes a special Dovedale Sweatshirt. These high quality, serviceable garments are bright red with a black logo. In order to maintain our high standard we consider Bermuda shorts, jeans, denim jackets, highly coloured track, jogging or shell suits unsuitable for school. We believe that high standards of dress make a positive contribution to overall discipline in the school.
Our dress code, endorsed by the Governing body, is:
a) Plain trousers and skirts in grey or black - skirt length should be knee length.
b) White or red shirts, blouses or T-shirts.
c) Sweatshirts, jumpers and cardigans in red or grey.
d) Plain black, sensible shoes with little or no heel.
Plain shorts, trousers, polo-shirts, dress and skirts based on school colours (red, grey).
Shoes as above. Children may also wear sandals provided their foot is securely fastened in the sandal ie. no flip flops.
PE Plain black shorts or leggings/ joggers, plain red round neck t-shirt. Plain black tracksuit bottoms and plain sweatshirt in black. Trainers are required for outdoor use.
As you are well aware, children are very good at losing their clothes and red shirts all look the same. With this in mind, we would ask that all items of clothing are clearly marked with your child's name. This applies particularly to such things as anoraks, pullovers, cardigans, ties, wellingtons, plimsolls and P.E. vests, sweatshirts.
You can order name labels by clicking on the link below. Please use fundraising code 6056 when ordering
The school has a strict policy on the wearing of jewellery. No jewellery should be worn with the exception of 1 pair of gold or silver small studs. These will need to be removed by the child during PE / swimming.
Please use the link below to purchase school uniform.
School UniformSchool Uniform from Just Schoolwear
Just schoolwear update re COVID -19
School uniform from Tesco
Stikins name labelsOrder name labels and raise money for the school at the same time.
Late and Absence procedures.
If your child is late, after the school gates have closed. Please bring them through the office where you will be asked to sign them in.
If your child is absent, it is the school policy that you ring and let the school know as soon as you can, the reason why and how long they will be absent for.
If you are collecting your child early, please do this via the office, where you will be asked to sign them out.
For all holidays a Leave of Absence form must be submitted.