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  • Stay and Play sessions for children starting reception class in September 2019

    1:30-2:30: 13th November, 13th December & 11th January.  Come and experience life at The Dawnay and meet some key staff and other parents


The Dawnay's latest full Ofsted inspection took place in March 2015

Overall Rating

Following their time with us the Ofsted inspectors rated The Dawnay as:


Their Main Findings were as follows:

  • The headteacher, working closely with governors, has successfully improved teaching and achievement since the last inspection.
  • Good leadership and management since the last inspection mean that the school continues to improve. Leaders at all levels share the ambition and drive of the headteacher. They provide effective support for all staff.
  • Teaching is now good. Teachers plan purposeful lessons so that pupils learn well.
  • Pupils achieve well. They make good progress in mathematics and literacy. All groups, including disabled pupils and those with special educational needs, make good progress.
  • Governance is good. Governors know the school well and provide constructive challenge.
  • Children in the Reception class get off to a good start. They are taught well and make good progress in a nurturing atmosphere.
  • Pupils behave well in class and around the school. They are helpful and respect each other and adults.
  • The school is a safe environment. Pupils feel safe because adults provide good care for them. Parents agree that the school is a safe place to learn.

The full Ofsted Report can be downloaded at the foot of the page or find online via this link:

The Dawnay School Ofsted Reports