Community Partnership

St Michael’s Church

The school overlooks the church and the children make use of the Churchyard throughout the year.  Once each month the school leads the Wednesday morning Community Service, which is attended by parents as well as members of the wider community. 


First Steps Playgroup

Close links have been formed with the playgroup to support transition which begins in January prior to the children starting school.  The young children are brought to school for PE lessons on Tuesday morning, before starting their visits to their new classroom in June.


Weaver Cluster

The four first schools that feed into Ryecroft Middle School meet regularly with teachers from Ryecroft for sporting events, shared curriculum activities, staff training and transition meetings.  This partnership enables the year four children to feel secure in their move from Dove First School.

Uttoxeter Pyramid Partnership

As a member of the Uttoxeter Pyramid Partnership, Dove First School works closely with the other sixteen schools; one High School, three Middle Schools and twelve First Schools. The schools have formed a unique partnership focusing on improving transition and outcomes for all pupils in Uttoxeter from nursery through to 6th form.

The aim of the partnership is the provision of high quality education for all the children in the Uttoxeter pyramid, enabling them to achieve their full potential as pupils and future citizens.


JCB Academy

Dove First School has formed strong links with the Academy and each class holds at least one PE lesson there each week making use of the Sports’ Hall, the Dance Studio or the multi-games area.  Some of the older pupils have also visited the Academy to make use of the state-of-the-art IT facilities such as the 3D room.