Dunton Bassett Primary School


Welcome from Mr E!

I have lived and worked in South Leicestershire for over 30 years and the opportunity to lead at this wonderful school in Dunton Bassett is truly an honour.


The school has seen many changes recently, including extensive building improvements which mean we now have a fantastic, large EYFS and KS1 classroom, along with a new hall and also have a purpose-built KS2 two-classroom block. We of course still have our beautiful and extensive grounds, including two playgrounds, a school field and an outdoor allotment area.


At Dunton Bassett Primary School, every child is an important part of our Dunton Bassett family. Central to all we do is our vision statement ‘together we flourish’ and we aim to nurture every child's individual talents academically and socially, by offering an exciting, enriching curriculum, that nurtures a passion for learning and enables all children to flourish. This vision is translated to the children as 'Be Remarkable!'. We strive to ensure that each child makes the most out of every opportunity, every day and is ambitious for what they want to achieve. We want our children at DBPS to make their mark on the world!


DBPS is part of Inspiring Primaries Academy Trust (IPAT). As such, we are one of nine schools primarily situated between Lutterworth and Hinckley. IPAT has developed from being a simple collaborative of nine likeminded schools into being a dynamic Trust in which all colleagues and children come together to reach for excellence.


Across the Trust, and especially at Dunton Bassett, we have a culture of high expectations in all aspects of school life, and it is these expectations that help all in our school community reach higher, every day.


Our teaching teams:

  • Plan and deliver high quality lessons, carefully crafted for the unique children in each class.
  • Give regular and impactful feedback to guide children to continually produce work that they have pride in.
  • Recognise the barriers to learning that children can face, addressing them with skill and sensitivity.
  • Commit to their own professional development and actively seek out insights from professional qualifications and educational research.

Our support teams:

  • Carefully assist children in class, knowing how to vary that assistance so children can become increasingly confident and independent.
  • Focus on the emotional wellbeing of children across the school, knowing the perfect time to offer words of support and guidance.
  • Bring their own unique talents and interests into the classroom, enriching our curriculum and inspiring learning.

Our lunchtime teams:

  • Understand that collaborative play is an important part of growing and maturing.
  • Promote active free time, guiding children to activities and games that are fun and engaging.
  • Watch closely as hot meals and packed lunches are eaten in the hall, ensuring that children have healthy and balanced meals to power learning for the rest of the day.

Our office teams:

  • Pride themselves in building strong relationships with parents and carers, helping them overcome hurdles and to feel part of our school community.
  • Support our whole team to source high quality resources and to discover exciting learning opportunities on trips away from school for the children.
  • Make sure that every penny received in funding is used effectively to maximise the experience of children in school.

Our Governors & Trustees:

  • Volunteer their time readily to ensure that our high expectations are being delivered every day and that the school is being driven forward to reach new heights every single week.

At the heart of our schools are our children. We have the same high expectations of each of them as they learn and grow with us. We expect:

  • High standards of behaviour and for them to embrace our restorative approach when those standards briefly slip.
  • High levels of engagement in their own learning, making the most of every opportunity carefully crafted by our teaching team.
  • High levels of respect for everyone in school, being prepared to take the time to understand and embrace the differences in the heritage of their peers.
  • A determination to make the most of every day in school, developing relentless growth mindsets to make that happen.
  • Pride in representing our school in our local community and beyond.
  • Commitment to playing a full role in our local and global community, ensuring they are ready to make the future brighter for all.

We hope our children and parents never feel that our school is failing to deliver on these high expectations. As a parent of two children in secondary school locally, I fully understand that issues can arise where it can be unclear why a particular course of action has been taken. Should that ever happen then our teaching team will always be available to listen and to help find a resolution. My door is always open too, and I am committed to ensuring that any issues are resolved as swiftly as possible to get us back to meeting the high expectation you have of our school.


Mr Lee Evans

Executive Principal