Dunbury is a very special place. We are a small primary school, serving the villages of the Winterborne Valley in the heart of Dorset. The first federated primary school in the country, we currently operate two beautiful bases, in the villages of Winterborne Kingston (for Reception year and Key Stage One) and Winterborne Whitechurch (for Key Stage Two).
At Dunbury the children come first; they are at the centre of everything we do. We believe that all of the children in our care deserve the very best education. Our talented team of teachers and support staff work hard to enable each and every child to be the best they can be. Our inclusive, caring ethos is underpinned by Christian values and we have a good relationship and active partnership with our local churches. As well as enjoying links with the Blandford pyramid of schools we are also part of a family of academies under the Diocese of Salisbury Academy Trust (DSAT), which we joined in February 2014.
We have four classes and amazing grounds, with our purpose-built Key Stage One base in Kingston offering airy classrooms and beautiful outdoor learning and play space. The Key Stage Two base in Whitechurch also offers smart and spacious facilities including Music, ICT, Science and Art rooms and a large playground and field. We come together as a whole school every Friday in Winterborne Whitechurch to learn, play and celebrate together. We are very proud of our school and think that it's a brilliant place to learn and have fun. We are also very proud to have been judged as "Good" in all areas in both our recent Ofsted and SIAMS inspections (March 2017).
I hope you enjoy our website; please do look at our class pages and especially our achievements page for a taste of what we are about. You are most welcome to come in and have a look around our school; please do not hesitate to contact us for more information or to arrange a visit.
Ben Barker - Headteacher
Inspire, Learn, Empower
"Spurring one another on toward love and good deeds" Heb 10.24
Friendship, Respect, Courage and Trust
These are our core values which run through everything we do.
We value and encourage every child
Each and every child has gifts of their own to bring to their learning and to the world. Fostering a deep sense of respect, responsibility and belonging, we encourage each child's uniqueness and celebrate what every individual brings to our community.
We strive for excellence in all we do
We work together to inspire every child to exceed expectations. We celebrate the challenge of aiming high in all aspects of learning and life, helping children to believe in themselves and in what they can achieve.
We nurture lifelong learning, creativity and play
We encourage children to think differently and play, to be curious and to be passionate about their learning and the world. We nurture the ability to think critically and empower children to challenge ideas.
Spirituality, for us, means inspiring the soul.
Our Christian ethos means that we see education as a way of life that teaches us how to live well with others, with creation, with God and with ourselves. To help us reflect on this, we use the images of mirror (how we see ourselves), window (how we see the awesomeness of creation), door (how we see other people) and candle (how we see God and ultimate reality).
We welcome people of all faiths and of none into our community to be inspired, to learn with us, and to be empowered to be people who exceed their expectations.