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Herbert Strutt Primary School
Derby Road, DE56 1UU, UK Belper
+44 (0)1773 822771

Herbert Strutt Primary School

"Welcome to Herbert Strutt Primary School. We are very proud of our school and always endeavour to promote the relationship between home and school, seeing this as crucial to your child's success. Our schools vision is 'We care, challenge, achieve and open minds'. These are not just words but actions. Every child is part of a wonderful school where he/she will develop their full potential." John Murday

School Information

Herbert Strutt is a mixed Community School with 200 children on roll between the ages of 4 and 11. The school was opened in 1909 as a Grammar School and over the years has seen many adaptations as the age of the children has decreased. It is a large Grade 2 Listed Building in a Conservation Area. The playground has alongside it a grassed area, a school garden and a wildlife area and pond. The latter has won the prestigious Greenwatch Award for Schools and also won the Environment Agency Award for Derbyshire in May 2002.

How to find us

Herbert Strutt Primary School is located on the A6 in the South of Belper, opposite the Babington Hospital. Click here for a map (opens in a new window).


Our school is anxious to promote the children's spiritual, moral and social development through the curriculum and activities. We have a code of conduct with rewards and sanctions clear to all children. We encourage the children to make the right choice. We celebrate children's achievement every week in assembly and take every opportunity to praise in the classroom and around school. We care for each child as an individual and have encouraged dialogue and contact with parents. Any concerns we may have are shared with parents and carers and this strengthens our core belief of a positive home/school partnership. We have a school code of dress, which we feel helps the children to identify with and be proud of our school.

It is our aim to offer all pupils every opportunity to achieve their full potential. In the pursuit of this goal, teachers recognise the value of all their pupils and are open minded in their expectations of them. They do not set limits of achievement based on ethnicity, religion, sex, class, supposed ability, physical appearance or age. Equally, all pupils are encouraged to develop their own talents and interests, are given the confidence to be themselves and protected from undue pressure from others.

We are part of Derbyshire's Anit-Bullying Commitment. Any allegations of bullying are taken very seriously and fully investigated. Bullying can be physical (e.g. hitting), verbal (e.g. name calling) or emotional (e.g. excluding a child from a game), but is deliberate and repeated. We have a recording and reporting procedure, which allows us to track reported incidents and keep all parties aware of any possible bullying issues. Anti-bullying issues are taught through the PSHCE curriculum, and throughout school children are encouraged to always tell somebody if they are having problems. The school's anti-bullying policy can be seen on request at the school office.


We aim to teach a broad and balanced curriculum that recognises the multicultural society we live in. We follow the National Curriculum in all subject areas using nationally recognised schemes of work. Teachers plan carefully each week and we have a clear curriculum map, which avoids duplication and ensures continuity of learning.

Children are taught in three broad bands of ability in each class. Work is clearly matched to ability and each child has individual targets in English and Maths. Most lessons follow a three-part structure, introduction and whole class teaching, group work with a focused teaching group and a conclusion with feed forward to the next lesson.

Sex education is addressed through the Science curriculum, although formal sex education and talks on puberty are taught separately at Year 6 with support from our local School Nurse. Parents can see the materials used and can withdraw their children from this if they so wish.

All documents relating to National Curriculum schemes, Ofsted reports and whole school policies are available in school and the Headteacher will be happy to receive requests to look at these.


Please could you ensure that your child wears the following uniform:

Black or navy sensible walking shoes – NOT TRAINERS

Any combination of: - Royal blue tops i.e. cardigan, sweatshirt or pullover

White polo shirt

White T-shirt

Grey trousers for both girls and boys

Grey skirt, tunic or pinafore dress

Plain white, grey or black tights

White, grey or black socks

Grey shorts for both girls and boys

Blue/white checked or striped dresses

PE Uniform (Preferably kept in a drawstring pump bag):

White T-shirt

Black shorts

Black pumps

Key Stage Two Pupils – Trainers

Please label clothing and footwear so the owner can be identified

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