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The Old Vicarage School, Derbyshire



School Details
11 Church Lane,
Darley Abbey,
Derby,
Derbyshire,
United Kingdom,
DE22 1EW

Tel: +44 1332 557130

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Founded:1933

Head:
Mr Matthew Adshead

Bursar:
Mrs Jenny Adshead

Religious affiliation:
No religious affiliation
Teaching languages:
English
Age Range & Fees
Age
Range
3 - 13
Annual
Day Fees
£7,425
to
£7,812
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
NA
 
NA
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
NA
 
NA
Number of Pupils
School Boy
Boys
School Girl
Girls
85
Day
65
0
Full board
0
0
Weekly
0
85
Total
65
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
22
3
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:


Interview
 

Scholarships & Bursaries:


None Listed

What we offer


  • Drama/Theatre
  • Classics
  • Latin
  • French
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Martial arts
  • Netball
  • Golf
  • Football
  • Fitness training
  • Cross-country
  • Rugby
  • Rounders
  • Touch rugby
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Cricket
  • Ballet
  • Yoga
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Language club
  • Drama productions
  • Dance
  • Chess
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Particular diets
  • After school club
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
 
 
Head PhotoThe Old Vicarage School is a unique place. Your child cannot help but be enthused and fulfilled by the excellent education on offer and wide range of activities available. On visiting the school, many are impressed by the beauty of the building and its gardens. You then become aware of the excellent academic, physical and social achievements of the children. Also, for many years the school can boast a 100% record of its pupils gaining entry (many with scholarships) into their first choice independent senior schools in the area.

A very comforting feature for parents is the warm and welcoming family atmosphere at the school. There is something special about our small school. The secret is not only in the care and attention of our wonderful staff but also in the way the older children care for and nurture the younger ones as soon as they arrive in the Kindergarten.

At the Old Vicarage School we provide a purposeful learning environment, encouraging each child to strive for excellence in all aspects of their life, supported by a caring and family atmosphere. As a parent myself, I expect a school my children's school to provide an excellent education and a high level of pastoral care.

At the Old Vicarage school our motivation is to empower young people to strive for academic, sporting, social and personal excellence. The teachers lead by example, showing each child the importance of living morally and treating others as they would wish to be treated. We have a unique opportunity here to develop the whole child without sacrificing the academic excellence which parents quite properly desire when choosing an independent education. Pupil numbers are carefully maintained so these essential qualities are safeguarded. We aim to have 15 pupils but never more than 18 pupils in each class.

A website can only show so much, so please visit the school to experience its warmth and engaging atmosphere in person. This is a school to fall in love with – we certainly have! Please come and see us soon.

M J Adshead, BA (Hons) PGCE
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