Skip to the content
24-hour Referral Line: 0800 304 7244
24-hour Referral Line: 0800 304 7244

Welcome to Dovetree School

  • 8-18 yrs
  • Day
  • Boys & Girls
  • Good Provider

About Dovetree School

Dovetree School is an independent specialist day school providing high quality education for boys and girls. Based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, the school meets the needs of a diverse group of pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs, alongside a range of other associated conditions.

A big warm welcome to our website

We believe we have an outstanding offer that has been brought to life by our dedicated team, who have created a nurturing and inclusive learning environment that enables every child and young person to thrive academically and socially.

Our holistic approach ensures that each child receives the support they require to reach their full potential. We are aspirational about pupils’ continual success and encourage them to dream big and accept no limitations on what is possible for them within the classroom and beyond.

We love having visitors and would welcome you to enjoy the Dovetree experience for yourself.

Head Teacher, Ian Tweed

Take a virtual tour

Our unique school environment is the perfect backdrop for teaching and learning.

Press play to take a tour of our inspirational learning environment and listen to staff talk about the comprehensive facilities, learning opportunities this brings and the supportive staff team.

To take a full tour of our school please contact us directly.

Find out more about our offer here

Aims and ethos

We are committed to providing our pupils with a caring, positive and welcoming learning environment for them to achieve their full potential in their education and develop their social communication skills.

The broad curriculum allows pupils to pursue both academic and vocational paths, allowing individuals to strive in their areas of strength.

We are dedicated to providing

  • The highest quality outcomes socially, emotionally and academically through a wide range of personalised opportunities.
  • Positive, safe and nurturing environments where pupils are valued as individuals and can develop their confidence, self-esteem, independence, self-discipline and respect.
  • Strong links between home, school and the wider community in order to support pupils’ learning and enable them to develop skills that will benefit them both during and after their time at Dovetree School.

Our school at a glance

Small class sizes of no more than 8 pupils with high staff ratios and additional pastoral and academic support.

An on-site purpose built Vocational Centre offering specialist workshops/classrooms and accreditation in Motor Vehicle; Construction; Hair & Beauty; Product Design - Resistant Materials; Creative and Media; Hospitality and Catering; and Art and Design.

Integrated Team Around the Child (ITAC) meetings where all staff involved with the child discuss progress and plan new strategies, establishing an integrated approach between education and therapy.

In-school Clinical Team which liaises with external agencies to provide highly effective and individual therapeutic interventions.

Awards and accreditations

Our children's homes

When required, we are able to provide a complete 52 week wrap around care through our Witherslack Group partner children’s homes.

What makes our school unique?

From our tailored curriculum to exploring the news that has us jumping for joy, start your search to explore what makes us truly unique.

We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group

We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group, The UK’s leading education provider for children and young people with special educational needs, as evidenced by sector leading Ofsted judgements and our unmatched placement stability, school attendance and outcomes for young people.

Witherslack Group provide specialist education and care for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties (autistic spectrum conditions; speech, language and communication needs), ADHD and complex learning needs.

Find out more about our Group here

Make an enquiry

Whether you are interested in your child attending our school or just want to know more information about our offer, contact our team.

Contact us