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About Us

Headteacher’s Welcome

A very warm welcome to The Dawnay School.  I am delighted that you are considering our school for your child.  As you will see from this website, we are incredibly proud of the school and every pupil in it.  The learning environment we create at The Dawnay is one in which every child can achieve their full potential - academically emotionally and socially.  Where we notice any child needs additional support or extra challenge we aim to provide it.  We do this by ensuring that we track the progress of each child and ensure that additional provision or a special intervention addresses any learning needs that become apparent.  This includes appropriate challenges for the more able as well as additional support for those who need it.

We pride ourselves on our innovative and thoughtful approach to the education of your children (the citizens of the future).  Our school enables pupils to flourish regardless of their age; we focus on stage rather than age, personalising the curriculum according to the specific needs of each individual.  Your children have the right to be well prepared for an unknown and unpredictable future and we believe that our forward thinking approach means that every child can build on their strengths and develop the confidence and skills in which to succeed.

As you explore our website you will get an overview of our school and its ethos.  However, nothing can replace a visit to see us in action.   As well as our open days, you are welcome to arrange an individual visit to the school.  My team and I would be delighted to show you around.

We look forward to meeting you.

Gail Hard

Headteacher