Dorney School

The Little Village School with a Big Heart

Reception September 2024

Welcome New Starters September 2024


Dorney School Vision

At Dorney School we believe in striving for the highest possible standards in everything we do.  Our vision is based on the concepts of Respect, collaboration and growth.  We believe that everyone should be treated with respect.


Our Values

Our curriculum is underpinned by our core values of RESPECT, COLLABORATE and GROW.

School Aims

Our aims are to provide children in our care with all the necessary skills to continue their learning and development once they leave us. The staff and governors, in partnership with parents, are committed to offering a safe, secure and exciting learning environment in which our children can grow and flourish and reach their full potential.

We aim to achieve this by:

  • Creating a love of learning and an enjoyable experience of school life.
  • Encouraging independence and a lively enquiring mind.
  • Developing confidence to try new tasks without fear of failure.
  • Supporting children and celebrating their achievement.
  • Helping children understand the wider world in which they live.
  • Encouraging respect for others and different ways of life.
  • Ensuring children acquire knowledge and life skills to become valuable and responsible citizens.
  • Employing a Growth Mindset so that we enjoy challenge and learn from mistakes.

Starting School


Starting school is a big step for you and your child...

... we believe in working closely with you and will do all we can to support you to make this transition a positive experience.


Prior to Starting

  • Handover from Nursery


Invitation to:

  • stay and plays
  • transition day 2nd July 2024


September 2024

  • Home visits week 1