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School profile

The Dawnay School

The Dawnay Primary School has 206 children on roll from 4 to 11 years old, and is situated in the heart of Bookham village. It is a large site with 2 halls, 3 playgrounds, a large field, allotment, polytunnel and forest area.

We are passionate about education with our PRIDE values underpinning everything that we do:-
* Positive attitudes
* Respect for others
* Independence of thought and action
* Difference & diversity are celebrated
* Excellence in all we do

We have an emphasis on working hard as a team, challenging ourselves, whilst placing the children at the heart of everything we do.

Every day we encourage the children to work hard, have a positive growth mind-set, have the confidence to make mistakes, persevere and not give up, in order to succeed, and so feel good about themselves.

We offer a broad and balanced curriculum, enriched with visits, events and activities to inspire each child’s learning. We are very proud of all our children, their progress and all that they achieve under the guidance and care of our dedicated, talented and friendly staff team.

We look forward to warmly welcoming you to share our vision on a school tour.

About our school experience


observing lessons and different teaching styles
observing lessons in various phases - EYFS, KS1 & KS2
interacting with pupils during lessons and at play
supporting children one to one or in a small group
seeing how specific subjects are taught
learning more about the teacher training process

Start and finish times
8.30 to 3.30
Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos

Teacher training

Partner school with the Surrey South Farnham SCITT (School Centred Teacher Training programme)

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: passport or driving licence
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Griffin Way, Great Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23 4JJ
Map showing The Dawnay School

Yes - on site parking provided

The staff car park is located via the Griffin Way entrance off the A246,

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for children, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Griffin Way, Great Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23 4JJ
School phases
Early years, Primary (4 to 11)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.