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Dovery Academy

The Knowledge Schools Trust

We aim to provide children with a classical liberal education, regardless of background or ability.

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Ethos & Values

Ethos & Values

The school follows a distinct knowledge-rich curriculum: The Primary Knowledge Curriculum, a carefully sequenced, knowledge-rich programme which inspires pupils, promotes excellent outcomes for all and is underpinned by a drive to overcome inequality of opportunity. The curriculum was developed by the Knowledge Schools Trust. 

Dovery Academy aims to be one of the best primary schools in the country, renowned for academic excellence and for creating the desire to succeed in all its pupils, no matter what their background.

We want children to develop the confidence that comes from possessing a store of essential knowledge and the skills to use it.


  • High aspirations for all children, with a firm emphasis on academic attainment.
  • A rigorous knowledge-rich curriculum that draws from ‘the best that has been thought and said’.
  • Drawn upon evidence from research to inform best teaching practice.
  • Outstanding pastoral care underpinning excellent behaviour.
  • A wide of challenging and fun opportunities for children to engage and compete in sports.
  • An outstanding range of extra-curricular activities.
  • Active parental and community involvement.


  • Encourage all children to be confident, hard-working and ambitious.
  • Teach a core body of knowledge to all pupils so that they can develop an ability to think for  themselves.
  • Instil a lifelong love of learning in our school community.
  • Attract, develop and retain outstanding staff.