South Darley Church of England Primary School

The most recent inspection reports for the school attest to its high standards of education and the development of strong personal and community values:

 The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding.  Pupils demonstrate highly positive attitudes to learning, in all year groups and across a range of subjects and activities. They show natural courtesy and respect towards adults and each other, responding readily to routines and expectations. The older pupils act as positive role models for their younger classmates, through their patient and friendly interactions in lessons and at social times. (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills Report, OFSTED June 2019)

All members of the school community clearly articulate the tremendous impact that South Darley’s Christian values and ethos have on attitudes, learning, care and confidence across the whole school. This is borne out by the high levels of academic achievement, attendance, and the personal development of all learners, regardless of their ability or background. (National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools Report, March 2016)

The school’s address is South Darley C.E. Primary School, Cross Green, Darley Bridge, Matlock, DE4 2JT. 

To contact the school, telephone 01629 73224 or email:

Please visit the school website for further information.