New parent information 2022/23










We are delighted that you and your child are joining Dovedale Primary School this coming September.  On behalf of the Staff, Governors, children and parents, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you and your family to our school community.  We hope that the information shared at the Parent meeting, the Information Booklet in your individual packs, along with this page will answer many of the questions you have about your child starting school with us in September.  



If you child attends a nursery or a childminder, we will be talking to the settings to find out where your child is in their learning. We also use the information you share on the Parent Questionnaire to find out about your child's preferences; things they particularly enjoy, find difficult etc. It is really important that you share as much information as possible to support the transition.

Paper copies of questionnaire can be handed in at the school office or click on the link to complete in the word document and send electronically to by Friday 1st July. 




Term Dates

Below are the dates for the next academic year. We are unable to authorise holidays during term
time, any parents taking holidays will be subject to a fixed penalty notice.

Autumn Term 2022
Term – Monday 5th September – Wednesday 21st December
Half Term - Monday 24th October – Friday 28th October
INSET days (school closed) – Thursday 1st September and Friday 2nd September

Spring Term 2023
Term – Thursday 5th January – Friday 31st March
Half Term – Monday 13th February – Friday 17th February
INSET days (school closed) –Wednesday 4th January

Summer Term 2023
Term - Monday 17th April – Tuesday 18th July
School Closed
Monday 1st May – Bank Holiday
Half Term – Monday 29th May – Monday 5th June
INSET Days (school closed) - Monday 5th June and Wednesday 19th July 


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