Doxey Primary and Nursery School
Doxey Primary School
Marsland Road, Stafford,
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.
Drop-off/collection area for nursery at the front, higher classes off Marsland Road.
Further details provided by the school
Latest School News
CHARITY CHALLENGE FOR
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
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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 01952-810559 or
07791-543072, for more comments.
(from Headteacher : Jon.
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
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20th Jan 2010
- 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
Happy Birthday ! - Doxey Primary School is 50
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):
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
The following is a list of questions
that were asked (correct answers in bold)
Please name Doxey Primary School’s first headteacher, who also
shares his surname with a famous 18th
Century English poet?
Blake (he was Headteacher in the sixties and the poet that shared his
surname was William Blake)
Complete Doxey Primary School’s School Motto. ‘Hand in
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)
Just Do It
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?
Hamilton (he is 25 today born in 1985)
Which famous astronaut wrote to Doxey Primary School in 1970?
Neil Armstrong (on behalf of the
Apollo 11 Crew, after Doxey Primary School sent them Certificates of
Merit, for their successful Apollo Moon Mission)
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
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
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.
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
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.
children thoroughly enjoyed the visit and look forward to seeing him
again in the future
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.
Monday 5th October 2009 Year 6 have a whole day of Bikeability.
Doxey knock others for
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.
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)