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The Old Vicarage School

11 Church Lane, Darley Abbey, Derby, Derbyshire, England DE22 1EW

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 3 - 13 Years Day

Welcome to the Old Vicarage School, an “OUTSTANDING/EXCELLENT” independent Nursery, Pre-Prep and Preparatory school for girls and boys aged 3 to 13 years.

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Word From The Head

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From Kerry Wise, Head of School

Welcome to the Old Vicarage School, an “OUTSTANDING/EXCELLENT” independent Nursery, Pre-Prep and Preparatory school for girls and boys aged 3 to 13 years.

Established in 1933 the school was acquired by the Adshead family in September 2007 and has grown from strength to strength under their stewardship. In February 2015 the Independent School’s Inspectorate found OVS “EXCELLENT” in every category. Please click on our report button to read the report in full.

This site is designed to give an insight into the wonderful education on offer at the Old Vicarage School. As you glance at the different aspects of this site, I hope you will see what we can offer your child – an education tailored to their individual needs in a warm, family and nurturing environment.

We want our children to develop a life-long love of learning, to be happy, confident and ‘glass half full’ in character. We achieve this through love, care and the personal attention we offer them in our family run school.

Open Days, Visits & Events

06-10-2023 - Open Morning

These are opportunities to see the school in action on a normal school day. There will be an opportunity to meet the Head and other teaching staff, discuss the school with some of our Governors, who are mainly current or past parents, as well as meet some current parents. You will also have an individual tour of the school and our pre-school Little Vic with one of our Year 6 pupils who are perhaps our best ambassadors.

What We Offer

    • Classics
    • Drama/Theatre
    • French
    • Latin
    • Cricket
    • Cross-Country
    • Fitness Training
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Hockey
    • Martial Arts
    • Netball
    • Rounders
    • Rugby
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Touch Rugby
    • Ballet
    • Chess
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Language Club
    • Public Speaking
    • Yoga
    • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
    • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
    • After School Club
    • Gifted Children
    • Special Diets

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range3 to 13
    Annual Day Fees *£7425 to £7812
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
    * Currency: GB Pound

    Number Of Pupils

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    0Weekly Boarding0
    Boys Girls

    Number Of Staff

    Full-time: 22
    Part-time: 3

    % Pupils Gaining
    GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining
    A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going
    To University