Welcome from Mrs. Waters (Head Teacher)

Our Hampton Academies Trust staff work very hard at Dogsthorpe Infant School to offer children lots of learning opportunities in a clean, bright, colourful and EdTech filled environment.


We strive to enable our little stars to dream, believe & shine throughout their first three years of their formal education. They behave well, make good progress and enjoy their learning. We invite you to have a good look around this website and we warmly welcome visitors should you wish to see the school for yourself. 

I joined the staff at Dogsthorpe Infant School in September 2001 as a Newly Qualified Teacher and slowly worked my way through the school leadership process to being appointed as Deputy Headteacher. I love this school very much and I know this community very well.

I was appointed Head Teacher of Dogsthorpe Infant School in February 2015 and was proud to lead it back, only one year later, from 'Requiring  Improvement' into once again being a GOOD PROVIDER OF EDUCATION  (OFSTED: Published March. 2016). 

We have just had our four-yearly Ofsted Inspection and I am delighted to share with you that Ofsted believes Dogsthorpe Infant School remains a GOOD PROVIDER OF EDUCATION (OFSTED: Published January 2020). 


On normal school days and regardless of the weather,  I am in the playground every morning from 8.40am to welcome children and parents to a new learning journey day at Dogsthorpe's   'Dream Believe Shine' school.