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Croft Community Infant School
Marshall Street, DE55 7BW, UK Alfreton
+44 (0)1773 832307

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The school was opened 100 years ago in 1907 as Alfreton Infant School. We are planning lots of celebrations so watch this space!

Croft Infant School
Marshall Street
DE55 7BW

01773 832307

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The Mayor of Amber Valley came to open our fantastic new garden.

October 5th 2006.

Our Awards!
2004 We have been awarded the Basic Skills Agency Quality Mark

Basic Skills are reading and writing (Literacy) and using numbers (Numeracy). The Basic Skills Agency gives the Quality mark to a school that meets 10 elements, including providing staff training, working with parents, provision of high quality resources, using various teaching methods to aid learning and excellent assessment of all children's needs.
We are very proud of achieving this award!
2005 We have been awarded the Derbyshire Health Promoting Schools Award for providing a safe and healthy environment to work and play in. Our toilets are clean and nicely decorated with clear signs about handwashing and tidiness. Our playground is a fun and exciting place to be in and we have worked hard to provide toys and activities for playtime and lunchtime. We are planning a new outdoor learning area which will make our playground even better. We have lots of assemblies about working together and sharing our school sensibly. We compost all our fruit waste in special bins.
2006 We have been awarded the Artsmark Award for our provision of excellent opportunities in the Creative Arts. Thanks to Miss Beardsley for working hard to put our application forward. Thanks to to Callum and Chloe for going to Loughborough and accepting the award on our behalf.
2007 We have been successful in retaining the Basic Skills award.


On behalf of everyone at Croft Infant School may I offer you a very warm welcome.

This brochure is designed to answer those questions which parents ask most frequently. It contains information about how the school is organised, the staff who work in it and the range of subjects in the school curriculum.
On behalf of everyone at Croft Infant School may I offer you a very warm welcome.

We hope that sharing this information with you marks the beginning of a partnership between home and school which will help your child to get the most out of the education we offer. All of the staff are committed to working to try to make sure that your child makes excellent progress and we know that your involvement in your child's learning makes all the difference.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school to arrange a visit if you need further information or have concerns at any time.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs J Walls

Information about the School

The School was opened in 1907 and is a grade 2 listed building. There are six classrooms, a hall, library, administration offices, resources room and staff room. The hall is used for daily assembly, physical education, and at dinner time. There is a large playground and a small garden, which the children use as part of their environmental work in Science and Geography. The school currently has seventeen computer stations.

The school makes frequent use of the variety of available resources for learning in the Alfreton community, such as local shops, businesses, churches and parks, and has in recent years been involved in a number of projects with Amber Valley Council and the Town Council.

Admission to School

General Information

Croft is a community Infant school. It is administered by the Local Education Authority which is part of Derbyshire County Council. There are approximately 130 children on roll and the schools planned admission level for each year group is 60.

The school admits children who are starting Infant education for the first time at two points in the year - September and January, i.e.

Children born September 1st - April 30th start in September

Children born between May 1st - August 31st start in January

Admission Procedures

Parents should inform the school that they wish to have a place for their child by the 1st February prior to the beginning of the school year when their child is due to start. The school year begins in September.

Children living in the schools normal catchment area (see Appendix A) are entitled to a place. If there are spaces available, the Governing Body will consider applications from parents outside the area normally served by the school. When the number of applications exceeds the number of places, decisions on admission are based on the following criteria, listed in order of priority, which are published in the Derbyshire County Councils Guide for Parents handbook:-
1. Whether a child lives within the normal catchment area.
2. Whether a child has a brother or sister at the school at the time of admission.
3. Whether a child has special educational needs which may be best met in the school.
4. Other children whose parents request a place.
Applications should be addressed to the Chair of Governors.
If an application is turned down, parents have a right of appeal through the Local Education Authorities Area Education Office.

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