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Dove Holes CofE Primary School

Every Person Matters, Every Moment Counts


Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to our school website. We hope you enjoy your visit and learn lots of information about 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.


"Every person matters, every moment counts" 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.


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


Mrs N Doughty (Head of School), Mr J Handley (Executive Headteacher)