Welcome to Daubeney Academy
It is with great pride that we welcome you to Daubeney’s website. We place great importance on our contacts and partnership with parents, as together we can make a positive difference to a child’s development, and our website is one of a number of avenues of communication.
Daubeney is a purpose-built Academy, for pupils aged 9 to 13, and our accommodation includes a well stocked Library; ICT suites; Sport hall; Music room (with a suite of practice rooms); two Science laboratories and dedicated Art, Design and Food and Fabrics rooms.
We aim to provide a caring, secure and supportive environment with emphasis on encouragement and praise, offering all of our pupils the opportunity to grow and develop into successful young adults.
We give all pupils opportunities, both social and educational, that extend beyond the classroom. We do this because we know that such activities aid their development as well as being enjoyable in their own right. It is always pleasing to note the large number of our pupils who take up these extra activities, and to see the enjoyment they gain from them.
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The best way to find out more about us is to visit the school. Please contact us on 01234 400111 should you wish to arrange an appointment.
Head Teacher's Bulletin
We have had rather more children at Daubeney than usual this week, as during no less than three afternoons the school played host to groups of Year 3 and Year 4 pupils from Springfield and Camestone lower schools. These pupils experienced ‘taster’ sessions in a computer suite, a Science lab and the Sports Hall. We hope to see them again at our Open Evening on 6th November.
This week the school received a visit from an Ofsted monitoring inspector (HMI), to review how well the school has progressed since its last full inspection (in May 2014). Her very positive report should be available on Ofsted’s own website within two weeks and will be made available on this website as soon as it is released to us.
During her visit, as well as references to continuing improvements to teaching and learning, she commented on the good behaviour of Daubeney’s pupils. Her comments are supported by another measure of how well Daubeney is progressing, as this week Ian Lindsay (from Bedford Borough’s Teaching and Learning Support Team)moderated a school self-assessment report on the school’s promotion of good behaviour. This report can be accessed via the named link on the right of this page.
The last Friday before the half-term break ended with the PTFA disco. The pupils (with not a little help from parents/carers) made it an enjoyable, if ghoulish, night to remember. Ghosts and vampires, witches and warlocks, Demons and zombies: not for the faint hearted. I hope to be able to obtain some images from this event to share with you on this website shortly.
Due to illness, the school photographers had to postpone their advertised visit. They will now be in to photograph pupils on Monday, 3rd November (the first day after half-term).
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