About Dovetree School

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

Notification: Coronavirus/COVID-19

We want to reassure parents and carers that as a school we are closely following government guidance concerning the current Coronavirus situation.  We are also regularly monitoring any updates concerning the guidance.  You can view the current government guidance by clicking the button below:

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Our location

Dovetree School is located in Hinckley, Leicestershire however pupils who attend our school travel from across the Midlands region.

We love having visitors and would welcome you to enjoy the Dovetree experience for yourself. To arrange a visit contact us directly.

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Welcome from the Head Teacher

Welcome to Dovetree School in Leicestershire.  We are a school which provides highly specialised integrated education and therapeutic support for pupils.

We believe we have an outstanding whole school offer and we very much adopt a “can do” philosophy. This means that all staff in our school have a passion and conviction that our pupils are able to achieve what their potential suggests, and we endeavour to do all in our power, and beyond, to ensure this happens.

We are always aspirational about pupils’ continual success, progress and achievement. We encourage all pupils to think big and accept no restriction on what is possible for them. We formulate highly individualised timetables which are designed to help them both achieve and attain within their chosen pathway and also to offer them the best opportunities in further education and/or employment in the future.

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

Georgia Guy

Dovetree School is 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.

Aims and Ethos

At Dovetree School, 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.

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


Our school at a Glance

Small class sizes of no more than 8 pupils with high staff ratios and additional pastoral and academic support.
Dedicated family liaison to enable consistent communication with parents and carers and to support induction for new pupils.
An onsite 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.
Internal 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.
Experienced and specialist skilled staff are dedicated to ensuring that our pupils feel safe, secure and supported.

We are part of Witherslack Group

We are proud to be part of Witherslack Group, the leading provider of inspirational education and care to children and young people, resulting in life changing experiences and countless stories of success.

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