Volunteering at Dunalley

Being a volunteer within a school setting is a very rewarding role. One where you can become a positive role model for children, it can also provide a sense of purpose and a sense of community.

We fully understand and appreciate the pivotal role our volunteers play in the creation of our stimulating learning environment and the development of our pupils.
Our vision is to be the school that empowers all children to embrace learning, achieve their personal best and build their emotional, social and physical wellbeing.  

We value each individual and celebrate diversity 
We care about each other and the environment 
We persevere and grow together 
We are ready, respectful and safe  

Our goal is to equip our children with the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes that will enable them to thrive in our ever-changing world.    

At Dunalley all members of our school community are proud of our values; our staff deliver the highest quality in teaching and pastoral care for our children and support for their families.  We all work hard to achieve our shared goal of learning and achieving together through collaboration and teamwork in an inclusive environment. 

There are several ways to help at Dunalley.  You may be asked to work supporting our Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) initiative, help at lunch times or work with individuals and/or small groups of children, helping with their learning. Our pupils are ambitious, independent, inquisitive and love to challenge themselves.

Equal Opportunities
The school appreciates and promotes diversity in our workforce – we aim to ensure that people from all backgrounds can work and volunteer at the school, to ensure our pupils leave school with a well-rounded view of the community and the people within it. The school encourages all people to volunteer with us and will review applications from any person, regardless of the following characteristics:
Age, Disability, Race, Gender, Religion or belief, Sex, Sexual orientation, Relationship status, Pregnancy

We hope that the information provided assists you in your application and, more importantly, help to develop your understanding of what it means to volunteer at Dunalley Primary School, a supportive, vibrant and successful primary school nestled in the beautiful Cotswold spa town of Cheltenham.

Please complete the application form via the link below:

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Mahatma Gandhi

SATS are finished!

17 May 2024

Well done Year 6 children.
We are super proud of you all.

Nursery & Pre-school spaces available

13 May 2024

Dunalley Nursery & Pre-school have sessions available for September 2024.
Contact us now for further information.

Non-uniform Day

10 May 2024

On Friday 21st June we will have a non school uniform day.  Children are able to come to school wearing red, yellow or orange.

OPAL Stay and Play

22 Apr 2024

Thank you to all who came along to our event on Saturday morning.
It was so lovely to see so many of our new families too.

Dunalley Literature Festival

19 Apr 2024

Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th May.
We are looking forward to celebrating Dunalley’s Literature Festival in a few weeks when many...

Year 5 Athletics Squad

19 Apr 2024

Year 5 Athletics Squad took part in the Gloucestershire Inter- Primary Schools Athletics Competition with volunteers from both 5J and 5R.

CAKE SALE 18/4/24

13 Apr 2024

Please bring all of your NUT FREE animal themed cakes and bakes along to our cake sale which will be held after school in the playground.

Curriculum Information

12 Apr 2024

Thank you to families for joining our curriculum infomation sessions this week!
It has been lovely to see you in school.

NEW - Dunalley Diddies

07 Mar 2024

Open to parents/carers of babies 0-1yrs old, on Wednesday afternoons, 1.45pm-3pm. For more information pop along and speak to Hannah Street in...

Easter Holiday Camp

04 Mar 2024

With the Easter break less than 4 weeks away, with our award-winning multi-activity camps running throughout the Easter holidays!