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Walter Evans C E (Aided) Primary School
Darley Abbey Drive, DE22 1EF Derby

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website as it introduces you to the life of Walter Evans C of E Primary School.


The school was built and opened in 1976 after the closing and amalgamation of two small local Church of England Primary Schools, St Matthews in Darley Abbey, Derby and St Edmunds in Allestree, Derby. Both these small schools were built by the local mill- owners, the Evans family and so our school came to be named Walter Evans.


Our school has a firm Christian foundation of which we are proud. We offer a broad, balanced and creative curriculum. Our expectations for all pupils are high both in terms of effort, achievement and behaviour.


We hope that during your child’s time with us they really enjoy coming to school, learn to like themselves and others and develop a love for learning that will sustain for their lifetime.


As a parent or carer we hope you will approach us with anything that troubles you or your child and that we can work together to make sure your child enjoys their time at school.


Our aim is to help prepare your child to value and embrace their future.


We are in a sense a village school with strong links to our local church and community. We endeavour to create a purposeful and welcoming environment in which everyone is assured of individual care and attention.


We look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Aims & Values

Our distinctive ethos springs from our close links with church and community. We provide a family atmosphere throughout the school, striving to preserve Christian values in a caring, secure and happy environment. Being a faith school is an enrichment, as it encourages the children's spiritual and moral development, and helps them to experience school life in the context of a wider community in the neighbourhood and beyond. We work in partnership with the local community and, although within the City of Derby, we are proud to identify ourselves as a village school.

The School will build on its strengths,

  • drawing on its experience and distinctive ethos as a faith school,
  • developing as an inclusive, neighbourhood school,
  • raising standards in all aspects of the children's development, and,
  • valuing its partnership with the children, the teaching and support staff, the parents, the governing body, the Church, the community, neighbouring schools, the City education service and local businesses.

The Children will develop in the widest possible sense,

  • spiritually, morally, socially, emotionally, culturally, intellectually and physically,in a safe, orderly, happy and caring environment.

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