Welcome to Dovedale Primary School.

We would like to say thank you to everyone who has attended and supported the many events that have taken place this year, as well as helping and supporting the educational  visits that have taken place throughout the year.

As of 1st November 2014 Dovedale Primary School became an Academy along with three other local schools. We are now part of Willows Academy Trust, along with Sawley Junior School, Sawley Infants and Nursery School and Shardlow Primary School.

Dovedale Primary school is situated in the East Midlands, in the small market town of Long Eaton half way between Nottingham and Derby. The school presently has 352 pupils aged between four and eleven. The children are organised over twelve classes from reception to year six. The majority of our children transfer to Long Eaton Comprehensive School at the age of eleven.

At Dovedale we believe that we can only achieve the best for your child if there is close co-operation between home and school. Throughout your child's time at school there will be many opportunities for you to share in his/her education, either by becoming directly involved in school or by supporting and encouraging at home.
The school also offers you the opportunity to become involved in our many community activities and we hope you will soon feel very much a part of the friendly community that is Dovedale Primary School.

We are concerned about all aspects of your child's development and we hope that you will share with us in making this a successful period in your child's life.

Mrs S. Houseman
Head Teacher


If you wish to learn more, please view the school Prospectus here

We always welcome the idea of feedback and suggestions, so if you wish to contribute please email;

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