Recognising its historic foundation, the School will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at Parish and Diocesan level. The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils. Our church is just across the road and provides us with spiritual guidance in an up-to-date child friendly manner through the sensitivity of the clergy.
We maintain good results, behaviour and a happy secure community for everyone. We wholeheartedly believe in our ethos statement of learning and growing together. We find out together, have fun together and provide a ‘richer curriculum’ beyond what is statutory. The school has recently been recognised as a Health Promoting School.
We genuinely care for one another another and take a global attitude of respect and understanding for all the people of the world. We take on our role as caretakers of our planet and the importance of our behaviour and attitudes, sensitive to the needs of our natural world. Our wildlife garden enhances this.
We work hard and enjoy our achievements – self esteem is high on our agenda we all need to believe in ourselves. Circle time enables us to come to terms with feelings and events in our lives, always acknowledging how others are feeling.
Out of school hours we love our dance club, ball skills and recorder club.
Parents are always welcome and many work regularly each week throughout the school, along with community volunteers. We train B Ed students from the University of Derby, PGCE students from Sheffield, Hallam university and students from childcare courses, HNDs etc. from Buxton and Mackworth colleges.
Secondary school students from QEGS (Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Ashbourne) come to us for work experience, many remaining long after their official work experience period has expired.
Our buildings are old but spacious and we are committed to continually maintaining and up grading them. In the last four years we have restructured the play ground, built a ramp at the entrance, installed new toilets and library and created a wonderful wildlife garden. In a nutshell, we want our children to have a zest for living and learning that will last long after their school days are over.
Well thanks for sparing the time to meet us on the internet. We hope you will want to come and meet us – after all this can only ever be a taster.
We look forward to meeting you soon.
Rebecca Wood Headteacher