February 2018


Futures Fair

Dove House School held a Futures Fair on Tuesday 13th February 2018. To see our brochure for all information on the day please Click Here 



Basingstoke Gang Show

Basingstoke Gang Show is on stage at The Haymarket from February 8 to February 17.  *** Tickets on sale now! ***

Please note tickets must be bought through the website below.

The Basingstoke Gang Show is recognised as the best-selling and longest running family variety show in the area , featuring performers aged from eight to 22 years old and all from local Cubs, Guides, Scouts and Explorers.
Chairman of the Gang Show Steve Edney said: “Audiences will be blown away with this year’s show. As the massive cast of 67 children and young adults sing, dance and deliver comedy sketches across 19 different numbers, the talent of our town will give the audience a feel-good experience which will match any professional variety show or panto.”
The Gang Show supports the Scout and Guide Association, and with 11 shows this year’s the show will be raising money for Muffin’s Dream Foundation, a charity which is dedicated to helping families with a child or young adult who has a disability or illness. There is a relaxed performance on Monday 12th February especially adapted for those on the autistic spectrum and with other disabilities.  This is half term week!
Tickets cost £19 for adults, £17 for concession and £13 for children.  For more information or to book a ticket visit http://www.anvilarts.org.uk/whats-on/basingstoke-gang-show-2018  


January 2018


Tuesday 6th February is Safer Internet Day (SID)

Tuesday 6th February is Safer Internet Day (SID) across the whole of the UK.  It is a day to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology, especially among children and young people.

As a school we are want to encourage everyone to be aware how to better use the internet by being kind and respectful to others on line, by protecting their on line reputations (and those of others), and by seeking out positive opportunities to create, engage and share online.

We recognise that you as parents and carers play a crucial role in empowering and supporting children to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.  We hope that you find these websites useful in promoting safe on-line practise at home.  At school this week pupils will receive a whole school assembly and be involved in tutor activities promoting e-safety.  E-safety is high on our agenda at school and we will be continually addressing the subject throughout the year as a whole school strategy.




College Open Days 2017 - 2018

Here are the dates for the upcoming college open days/events. If you need any more information regarding these please don’t hesitate to contact me: Jacky Gamble parentpartnership@dovehouse.hants.sch.uk or call our main school number 01256 351555


BCOT - Open Evening

Monday 29th January 2018 4.30pm - 7.00pm

Monday 14th May 2018 4.30-7.00pm


BCOT - Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair

Monday 12th March 2018 4.30-7.00pm

Monday 18th June 2018 4.30-7.00pm


Sparsholt College - Open Day/Evening

Saturday 3rd February 2018 10am – 2pm  

Saturday 10th March 2018 10am – 2pm  

Wednesday 25th April 2018 4pm-7pm  

Thursday 21st June 2018 4pm-7pm 10am – 2pm


Totton College - Open Evening

Wednesday 7th February 2018 5:30pm-7:30pm  

Wednesday 6th June 2018 5:30pm-7:30pm


Eastleigh College - Open Evening

Tuesday March 20th 2018 4.30pm - 7.30pm


Dove House School Academy Post 16

Date to be confirmed


Alton College

A tour of the college can be arranged before open evening by calling the college on 01420 592200


Fareham College - Open Evening

Wednesday 31st January 2018 5pm - 7pm

Wednesday 25th April 2018 5pm -7pm


Newbury College

Thursday 8th Feb 2017

Times to be confirmed

Call Newbury College on

01635 845000


Aldershot - Open Evening

Wednesday 21st February 2018 4pm – 7.30pm


QMC - Open Evening

Thursday 19th April 2018, 5.30pm – 8.30pm


Basingstoke ITEC

Thursday 8th February 2018, 3.30pm – 6.30pm



All locations 

Thursday 11th January 2018

Thursday 18th January 2018

Thursday 1st February 2018


Andover College - Open Evening

Thursday 8th February 2018, 4.30pm – 7.30pm


Farnborough College of Technology (FCOT)

Wednesday 21st February 2018, 4.00pm – 7.30pm.

Construction: School Leavers Event Wednesday 28th February 2018, 4.00pm – 7.30pm


Limington House Special School - Basingstoke  

Contact Limington House on

01256 322148



December 2017


At Calshot this year the group were very busy doing lots of different activities such as, climbing, skiing, shooting, exploring the beach and completing the initiative and low ropes courses. Everyone was fantastic, they overcame lots of fears and been determined to succeed. All participated with a great spirit and fabulous teamwork.  


Cake Sale !


Christmas Showcase

On Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th December we held our Christmas Showcase in the hall.  With 75 pupils involved and a full house both evenings, the pressure was on to be amazing. The pupils were certainly that!  Over the course of two days, they spent a lot of time cooped up in the hall practising and practising to make sure they could be the best they could possibly be all in the hope that they would impress all the family members who had bought tickets to come and see them perform. Their behaviour during this was fabulous and their work ethic could not be faulted. During the shows they waited patiently backstage before coming out and fully embracing their performance, it was so lovely to see all the proud family members with huge smiles on their faces seeing what the pupils had achieved.  The Creative Arts team were hugely proud of everyone who performed and incredibly grateful to the rest of the staff at school who supported and helped throughout!


November 2017

Transition and Employability Event !

On Wednesday 22nd November we will be holding a Transition & Employability Drop In event.  The event will start at 4.15pm and end at 5.30pm and is to be held on site at Dove House School. This is to inform parents of the college application process and the process to apply for transport to colleges/post 16 placements.  We have a local college attending to discuss and answer questions and a member of Hampshire SEN transport.

Coffee Afternoon Drop In

Coffee Afternoon information 

Oakridge Hall, 24th November 2017 at 1:30pm-2:30pm

We would like to invite parents and carers of Dove House to our first coffee afternoon event. This is the opportunity for parents, grandparents and carers alike to drop in and socialise with some of the Dove House team. The aim of the event is to create a parent/school network of support, friendship and advice. Come along and join us in a relaxed environment for coffee, cake and biscuits and to have a chat. This is your opportunity to share ideas and tips, offer advice, let us know what you need or to simply come for the cake. We look forward to seeing you there.

Please see attached leaflet for more information.  

Coffee Afternoon Coffee Afternoon (185 KB)


October 2017

Transition and Employability TED College fair

A very well attended fair yesterday evening for Years 9,10 and 11 and their families to meet some of the colleges and see what they offer! With huge thanks to everyone that came and of course, all of the Post 16 provisions including QMC, BCOT, Farnborough Tech, Inclusion Hampshire, Newbury, Sparshott, Fortune Centre, Alton, ITEC, Skills 2 Achieve and of course our very own Post 16 Training and Development Programme.


August 2017

Exam Results!

We are delighted with the results for all Dove House students many of whom have surpassed all expectations. Students and staff have worked incredibly hard this year to achieve such fabulous results. Congratulations to all Year 11 students, they should all be very proud of their achievements.




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