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)
There is a real sense of Christian love and fellowship as you enter South Darley Church of England Primary School. It is intrinsic and in every aspect of the life of the school. This is an inclusive and caring community where all are valued and treated with respect and kindness. The recently established Christian vision of ‘living as children of light ’ is lived out daily by all. Pupils flourish because they are known as unique individuals and cared for by all staff. As a result, this rural Church school has the feel of a loving family where there is a strong and positive sense of belonging. The nurturing aspect of the vision is reinforced each morning as staff welcome everyone with warmth. Pupils articulate passionately that caring for younger children is important and everyone gets along, this creates a caring environment allowing all to thrive. Leaders, governors and staff speak with confidence about how the vision and values of the school support their high expectations for pupils. (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools Report, December 2023)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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