Welcome to Dale

We believe that Dale Community Primary School is a very special place where all children, parents and staff work together as part of a happy, positive and caring learning community.  As parents we want you to enjoy being part of Dale and hope that you will feel able to enter into a partnership with us so that your child may achieve their full potential.

“Throughout school, teachers encourage pupils to be ambitious and aim high.
They respond well to
clearly stated high expectations for all groups and abilities of pupils.
Pupils are helped to develop good learning skills, such as persistence and attentiveness, through good example and direct teaching..”
OFSTED 2014.

Dale Prospectus

Our Latest News

Take a look at what Dale School have been up to recently..
You can also look in our news archives to find out about our past event and activities.



Please find the latest news below. 
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Previous newsletters can be found in the News Archive.



What a wonderful, collaborative week! 
Thank you to all the staff, parents and children who took part and worked SO hard.  The open morning was really well attended by parents and we all had a great time showing everyone what we'd been up to. 
Click on the image below to view the whole Science Week Gallery.



... To celebrate World Book Day, each year group decorated their classroom doors and created characters from a book of their choice.... Take a look at what we got up to ...

(Click on the image above to see more photos from World Book Day 2015!)


Taking a Trip to York Railway Museum!

Click on the image to view more photos from the trip...



Dale School will be closed on Monday 16 March 2015 for an INSET Day.  School will be open as usual on Tuesday 17 March.


Christmas Jumper Success...

... Our school has raised a magnificent £237 for Save the Children. Everyone had the chance to come to school in their Christmas jumper and make a small donation for the privilege. Congratulations to all those who took part.



Well done to the Year 3 Gymnastics Team! They learnt sequences of movements for a competition on 4th February at Mickleover Gymnastics Club. All of the children showed great dedication to practising leading up to the event and demonstrated wonderful skill on the day.


Pets at Home Visit...

... Year Two had a special visit from the Staff at 'Meteor Centre Pets at Home'.  They brought with them a happy hamster, georgeous guinea pigs and a beautiful black bunny!  The children had a fantastic time learning all about how to care for animals.  They learnt about what a big responsibility having a pet is!  We are grateful to the staff from Pets at Home for taking the time to give us such a wonderful experience.


INSET Day date change

INSET Days have changed in June.

We are now having Monday 01 June as an INSET Day. This replaces Monday 22 June which was originally an INSET.

INSET Days for the rest of this year are as follows:

Monday 16 March
Monday 01 June
Friday 19 June


We raised a whopping £575 at our Christmas Fair!

The amazing 'Winter Wonderland' set the scene for so many people to come along and join in with the fun and festivities: There was so much to see and do with visits to Santa, games, stalls, samosas, cakes and pizzas, face painting, henna and special performances! People were also met by the unusual sight of Mr Iqbal serving delicious food in the kitchen! Well done to all those who helped put on a great event and thank you Mr Wood and colleagues for building the Winter Wonderland and the Grotto for Santa.  Thank you all to those who attended, we hope you all had a great time!