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Our School

Dove Holes C of E Primary School is a small, friendly Church school situated in the village of Dove Holes, near Buxton. We are proud of the strong links we have with our local churches and community.


"Live life in all its fullness' is our school motto and as a school community we strive to provide a high quality education and learning experience for all pupils. Staff, governors and pupils all work hard so that children can achieve their full potential in a happy and supportive environment.


We are a village school which prides itself in creating a happy, caring, family atmosphere where everyone is encouraged and inspired to achieve their potential and develop a love of learning. Children lie at the heart of everything we do and every decision within the school is made by firstly considering what is in the best interest of our children.

H– Honesty We know the importance of always telling the truth. E– Excellence We are able t

Head of School's Welcome

Dove Holes Primary School is a unique and creative environment. We believe that our school is an inspiring place which energises learning and encourages children to develop an enquiring mind, a desire for knowledge, high personal expectations and understanding and respect for others. We recognise that strong self-esteem is essential in enabling our children to lead happy and successful futures and we aim to ensure that our pupils leave us as caring, happy, confident and adaptable young people, equipped with good academic skills, an enthusiasm and passion to continue developing their learning and good social skills.


We believe we have a unique combination of features here at Dove Holes Primary School which makes it a wonderful place to educate children, where all members of the community work in partnership to achieve the very best for every child.


At Dove Holes children feel valued and parents are welcomed as partners in their child’s education. The most effective education is achieved when teachers and parents work together in a genuine partnership which results in all children being proud of their work, personal achievements and their own school.


Please take the time to browse our site and find out more about our lovely school. You are more than welcome to visit us, see our school at first hand and meet our friendly children and staff.

We look forward to working with you and your child and welcoming you to our special school.


If you have any questions about our school please do not hesitate to contact me at or telephone on 01298 812808

Miss Bellicoso (Head of School),

Mr J Handley (Executive Headteacher)



We have one school vision: 
We live life in all its fullness


When Jesus spoke the words: ‘I have come to bring life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10) to his disciples; he had a vision for them that went beyond what they could see at that moment in time.

At Dove Holes C of E  Primary School, we have that vision for all of our children. We want every lesson, every experience and every day in our school, to expose our children to an education without limits – full of the joy and abundance of life.

Our vision extends beyond the school gates, where we hope to see our community touched by the values lived by our pupils. We believe that in walking through life together we can flourish together, creating the best opportunities and outcomes for all.


This vision underpins everything that we do at our school. We believe that our Christian distinctiveness enhances our care and aspiration for every individual child, drives our goals for success and enables us to teach our children how to live well. We live out this vision through our school.

  • LOVE- “Don’t Forget to Let Love In”

  • OTHERS- “Too Much Selfie Isn’t Healthy”

  • TRUTH - "Fake Is a Mistake”

  • FORGIVENESS - “ Don’t Hold On To What’s Wrong”​

  • PERSEVERANCE - “No Way Through, Isn’t True"


Carrie Walsh

Year R-2

Sue Firth 

Year 3-4

Sophie Robinson

Year 5-6

Kate Potter

Year R-2

Leanne Wild

Business Assistant 

Jo Hollinrake

Business Officer

Tanya Morris

Teaching Assistant 

Sue Ball

Midday Supervisor 

Sue Ball

Site Operative

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