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Doxey Primary and Nursery School

Doxey Primary School
Marsland Road, Stafford,
ST16 1EG.
Tel/Fax: 01785 356100

  - is situated beween Marsland Road on the main estate and the main road through Doxey. The car park is now at the front of the school with access from the main road. There are separate pedestrian entrances at front and rear.
school entrance
school entrance
school entrance

Drop-off/collection area for nursery at the front, higher classes off Marsland Road.

Further details provided  by the school website  (http://www.doxey.staffs.sch.uk)

Email: headteacher@doxey.staffs.sch.uk

Latest School News


Doxey Primary School's attempt at the National Three Peaks Challenge ended in success over 25th-26th June 2010. Fourteen members of the school community set off from Doxey, to climb the highest mountains in Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scafell Pike) and Wales (Snowdon) in a 24hr period - driving around 1200 miles and ascending 3042 metres (9843 feet) - five walkers came in under the challenging time limit.  

Jon Dreher (Headteacher) stated:

"To have completed the Challenge was a huge reward for such a dedicated group of individuals. The commitment and hard work of all group members should be commended - it was a real group effort, with the successful walkers being well supported by the rest of the team."  

The group was supported by many of Stafford's community-minded companies and without their support the group would not have completed their challenge: Perkins Engineering, La Farge Cement (Stoke-on-Trent), Kuhmichel, Sainsbury's, Happy's Chinese, Kip-McGrath and Silver Blades Ice Rink (Cannock).   The money raised by the group and that raised by the children during a sponsored run at school, will be shared equally between Stafford General Hospital Children's Unit and Doxey School Fund.  

"It was important for us to make a big difference in our local community, so we chose to support Stafford General Hospital Children's Unit, as it has impacted greatly on all of our lives at Doxey in one way or another over the years," stated Jon. Dreher. "Even the children wanted to get involved in making a difference, so they suggested doing a sponsored run".  

The money will be collected in over the next few weeks, with a cheque being presented to hospital staff in a forthcoming Celebration Assembly.

On Thursday July 22nd at 9.05am at Doxey Primary School, there will be a Celebration Assembly, when representatives from the hospital will be invited in, to receive a cheque from the school.

(from Headteacher : Jon. Dreher)



On the 25th and 26th of June 2010 a group of 14 committed staff, parents and friends are fundraising for the Staffordshire General Hospital Children’s Unit and Doxey Primary School’s School Fund (Registered Charity 701370), by attempting the National Three Peaks Challenge 2010. This demanding challenge involves walking the highest peak in Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scafell Pike) and Wales (Snowdon) in a 24hr period.


Preparation for this charity fundraiser started months ago and have since received help and assistance from several community-minded local businesses: Perkins Engineering, La Farge Cement (Stoke-on-Trent), Kuhmichel, Sainsbury's, Happy's Chinese, Kip-McGrath and Silver Blades Ice Rink (Cannock).


            Also, on the 25th June the children of the school will take part in a sponsored run from 9.30am.


            With the sponsorship we raise, we will be able to improve sick children’s visits to Staffordshire General Hospital Children’s Unit. Also, we are raising money for our School Fund, where the proceeds will help to support school enrichment opportunities for the children.


            Please contact the school or hospital representative Amelia Gunn-Russell at info@agrdesign.co.uk 01952-810559 or 07791-543072, for more comments.



(from Headteacher : Jon. Dreher)

Imagineering ?

Doxey Primary School are the first school in Staffordshire (with support from Perkins and STEM Staffordshire and funding from King Edwards V1 High School C&LP to be running this exciting science and engineering club on Thursdays 3.15-4.15pm.
Click here to find out more

 Latest School Newsletter Published  - To read - Click here
  • 50th Birthday - AssOn Thursday July 22nd at 9.05am at Doxey Primary School, we will be having a Celebration Assembly, when representatives from the hospital will be invited in, to receive a cheque from the school.embly/Radio Stoke
  • New Governor
  • Healthy School Award
  • Welcome Mrs Stacey & Mrs Callen
  • School supports Hospital Ward
  • School Clubs
  • Baby Girl for Deputy Head
  • Winter Health and warm clothing
20th Jan 2010 

Happy Birthday ! - Doxey Primary School is 50

The school had a week of fun and festivities, including dressing up through the decades, and class parties, with a potter working alongside the children to make commemorative plates which they will keep as mementos.  On Thursday 7th January the school had an Open Door Assembly, welcoming ex pupils and staff.  There were refreshments and the head boy and head girl gave tours of the building.

In spite of the weather there was a good attendance of visitors including former pupils and teachers who enjoyed being part of the Birthday celebrations.
Birthday Celebrations
A birthday cake for every pupil !
Birthday Celebrations
Birthday Celebrations
Guests -
Birthday Celebrations
Tree - symbol of school
Birthday Celebrations
Jon Dreher
former teachers
and pupils
Birthday Celebrations
Birthday Celebrations
Birthday Celebrations
School History
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A piece of school history
a letter from Neil Armstrong - First man on the Moon.
Birthday Celebrations
Up to date
Enjoying the previous day's snow
Birthday Celebrations
The future -
Birthday Celebrations
- the Nursery section

Before the assembly the school was on Radio Stoke's morning programme.
You can access this on the following link (for a few days only):

"Pete Morgan presents all the news from around Staffordshire and Cheshire and beyond on BBC Stoke's Breakfast show between 7am and 10am. Today Doxey Primary School tests Pete’s knowledge of our specialist subject:"

Doxey Primary School

The following is a list of questions that were asked (correct answers in bold)

Q1. Please name Doxey Primary School’s first headteacher, who also shares his surname with a famous 18th and 19th Century English poet?

Mr. Blake (he was Headteacher in the sixties and the poet that shared his surname was William Blake)

Q2. Complete Doxey Primary School’s School Motto. ‘Hand in Hand, Together We…

  1. Can (this is the school’s second motto introduced by Mrs. Plant in ‘noughties’. The previous motto was latin: ‘Mens sana in corpore sano’ which translates to ‘A Healthy Mind in a Healthy body’ and was introduced by Mr. Solly in the seventies)

  2. Achieve

  3. Just Do It

  4. Attain

Q3. Today Doxey Primary School is celebrating their 50th Birthday. Which current Formula One Racing Car Driver also shares their birthday with Doxey Primary School today?

Lewis Hamilton (he is 25 today born in 1985)

Q4. Which famous astronaut wrote to Doxey Primary School in 1970?

  1. Neil Armstrong (on behalf of the Apollo 11 Crew, after Doxey Primary School sent them Certificates of Merit, for their successful Apollo Moon Mission)

  2. Buzz Aldrin

  3. Michael Collins

  4. John Glenn

Buddy Project 2009

"I would like to make you aware that over the past months Mrs Monaghan along with Mrs Upton and Mrs Kanwal (from Doxey Before & After School Club) have been taking parting in a ‘Buddy Project’ which has been organized by Staffordshire’s Early Years Team.  The Project looks at strengthening the transition of children from their pre-school setting into full-time education in their Reception Class.
At an award ceremony earlier this month, their efforts were recognized and celebrated as ‘Making a Big Difference in the Early Years and Foundation Stage’.

It is a well deserved recognition that the school is committed to ensuring that all our children have the very best start to their education in school and I would like to take this opportunity of thanking Mrs Monaghan and the Before & After School Club for their commitment."


David Kidney MP visits Doxey Primary School

On Wednesday 23rd September, David Kidney visited Doxey Primary School to meet with the children. He began with a tour of the school led by Katie Myatt and George Storey, the recently appointed Head Boy and Head Girl. The tour included visiting every classroom, looking at the new solar panels on the roof and visiting Reception Classes vegetable patch.

David Kidney then met with the school council led by Miss Mottram whereby they explained their role to him within the school and asked him questions about his job. David Kidney was particularly impressed with the improvements Doxey School’s children had made with regards to becoming more eco-friendly. Mr Kidney was then heading to London for a discussion in parliament where he assured the children any issues raised during his visit would be discussed.

The children thoroughly enjoyed the visit and look forward to seeing him again in the future

David Kidney visits Doxey School David Kidney visits Doxey School
David Kidney visits Doxey School

David Kidney visits Doxey School
David and members of the school council

Also -
Doxey Primary School has its very first Head Boy and Head Girl
Doxey Primary School is becoming sustainable - major solar panel work has been done.

On Monday 5th October 2009 Year 6 have a whole day of Bikeability.

Doxey knock others for Six

On Tuesday 9th June 2009 Doxey Primary School won the Stafford & Stone School Sports Partnership Cricket Festival at King Edward VI High School, Stafford.   This was a superb achievement for the children at Doxey Primary School, who have only been playing cricket at the school since the Easter arrival of the school's new Headteacher Jon. Dreher.   Jon Dreher stated: "The children have very enthusiastically attended cricket club, with their skills improving dramatically after practices and through recent competition. I have been very impressed with the effort and application from the boys and girls (aged 7 to 11) and they should be very proud of their achievements."   In a 6-team event Doxey Primary School beat runners-up St. Pauls into second place. The other participating schools were Castlechurch, St. Lawrence, Horton and Church Eaton.

Other schools serving the area are :

King Edward VI High School - Highfields

Blessed William Howard (Catholic)

Stafford Grammar School (Private)

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