THE PRIMARY DEPARTMENT
The Primary Department currently has two classes, one for Infants and one for Juniors (Y3 to Y6). Each class will ideally cater for about 15 children.
The School is fully registered by the Department for Education and Employment (DfEE) and is OFSTED inspected. Children who attend our Nursery have priority with regard to Primary places. "Rising five's” in the Reception year are eligible for Government funding.
The School is open to all children of the appropriate age. While priority is given to children who live in the villages of Dale Abbey and Stanton-by-Dale or whose parents are on the Electoral Roll of the Parish of Stanton-by-Dale with Dale Abbey, any parent who wants a Christian education for their child may apply.
When parents first contact the school an Introductory Booklet and an application form is sent out and a provisional date for a visit to the Nursery or the Primary Department is set.
Children are normally accepted into the Nursery Department at the beginning of the term or half term closest to their third birthday. The Primary Department takes children at the beginning of the term in which they turn five. Ideally, children who turn five in the summer term start in Reception after Christmas.
Our staff are well qualified, committed Christians who are dedicated to work towards the aims of the school and to fulfil our vision. All members of staff are carefully vetted prior to their appointment according to DfEE regulations.
Mrs Carol Pearson - Headteacher