Welcome to St Giles C.E. Aided Primary School, Matlock
A warm welcome to St Giles C E Aided Primary School. WE ARE CURRENTLY WITHIN THE TOP 50 SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTRY 2006 and in the TOP FIVE IN DERBYSHIRE.
Built in 1991 and opened in May 1992 by HRH Queen Elizabeth, this modern building,which has been recently extended, provides an attractive, stimulating environment for your child. This, enhanced by a quality, broad and balanced curriculum for the whole child, within a stable and happy setting will give you and your child peace of mind and a desire to achieve to full potential. We are current holders of Basic Skills Award, Gold Artsmark, HPS Active Mark and Out of Schools Learning opportunities Schools Extra Award.
We are proud of our Church Aided status which resources us from the Diocese and LEA. We aim to encourage the best of Christian response to truth and life at it's fullest;and the opportunity for the children to explore, experience and secure an understanding of the Christian faith for themselves.
Our site is located on the edge of the Peak District and the town of Matlock. As a small school (110 approx) we maintain close knowledge of the children and smaller classes than average.
Facilities are modern and able to cater for disabled access throughout.
The site nestles under Riber Castle hillside, with beautiful planted grounds and a secure building in the village of Starkholmes, within walking distance of the town resources.
There are four main teaching areas within the building, office, a modern well equipped hall,courtyard, library and sports facilities outside. Parking is available at the front of the building.
Next door we have the Lower School site of Highfields Secondary School which becomes very familiar to our children before they are due to leave us for their next phase.
If you choose to visit us in person the chidlren will be happy to talk to you and give you and hopefully our child/ren a tour of the premises.