Best Schools 2024

Best Free Schools in Derbyshire

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      • Zaytouna Primary School

        Zaytouna Primary School is a co-ed Muslim school located in Derby. With a strong Islamic ethos, the school ensures the safety and well-being of its students. Although it requires improvement in certain areas, the school provides good provision in the early years and emphasizes effective reading skills. The school aims to create a nurturing environment where pupils can thrive academically and personally.
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      • Derby Pride Academy

        Derby Pride Academy is an outstanding secondary school located in Pride Park, Derby. With a small school size of 50 students and a co-ed environment, the school provides a supportive and nurturing learning environment. The dedicated leadership team ensures high quality education, with a focus on strong progress and achievement for all students. The school has effective safeguarding measures in place and the quality of teaching is highly effective. However, attendance could be improved and there is a need for improvement in English composition for the most able pupils.
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      • Hackwood Primary Academy

        Hackwood Primary Academy is a co-ed primary school located in Derby, East Midlands. With a student-teacher ratio of 21:1, the school provides a nurturing and supportive learning environment for children aged 3-11. Led by Principal Forid Miah, the school offers a comprehensive education, including nursery classes, to help children develop academically and socially. With a diverse student population and a percentage of students eligible for free school meals, Hackwood Primary Academy promotes inclusivity and strives to meet the individual needs of every child. English not being the first language for some students fosters a multicultural and inclusive atmosphere, preparing children to thrive in an increasingly global world.
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      • Chellaston Fields

        Chellaston Fields is a primary school located in Swarkestone, East Midlands. With a student teacher ratio of 20:1, our dedicated team provides individualized attention to students aged 4-11 years. Our co-ed school offers a nurturing environment where boys and girls thrive academically and socially. We have a small school size of 210 students, allowing for a close-knit community where everyone knows each other. Our experienced staff, led by Headteacher Mrs Lindsay Trail, ensures a high-quality education, with a focus on inclusive learning. We are proud to have a diverse student body, with 6.00% of students having English as their second language. Additionally, 21% of students are eligible for free school meals, ensuring that all children receive the support they need. Chellaston Fields is committed to providing a positive and inclusive educational experience for every child.
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      • UTC Derby Pride Park

        UTC Derby Pride Park is a specialized secondary school offering career-focused education in engineering, health, and life sciences. With strong partnerships with industry leaders and the University of Derby, students gain technical skills and qualifications to excel in their chosen fields. Our small class sizes ensure individual attention and a supportive learning environment.
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      • Derby Cathedral School

        Derby Cathedral School, a Church of England secondary school located in Derby, East Midlands, provides a nurturing and inclusive education for students aged 11-19. With a student-teacher ratio of 19:1, the school offers a supportive learning environment where each child receives individual attention. The school values diversity and supports students from varying backgrounds, with 11.70% of students having English as their second language. With a dedicated team of teachers and support staff, Derby Cathedral School is committed to providing an excellent education for all students, including those with special educational needs, with 20.7% of students receiving SEN support. Join our vibrant community and empower your child's academic and personal growth at Derby Cathedral School.
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      • Highfields Spencer Academy

        Highfields Spencer Academy is a co-ed primary school located in Littleover, East Midlands. With a low percentage of students eligible for free school meals and a diverse student body with English not being the first language for over 20% of students, our school fosters an inclusive and supportive learning environment. Led by Mrs Anna Jones, our dedicated team ensures that every child receives outstanding opportunities and develops a lifelong love of learning.
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      • The Mease At Hilton

        The Mease At Hilton is a primary school located in Hilton, East Midlands. With a student teacher ratio of 16:1, our dedicated staff provides personalized attention to each child. We have a co-ed environment with a total of 79 students, offering a balanced gender representation. Our school has a diverse community, with 12.50% of students having English as their second language. Additionally, 11% of our students are eligible for free school meals. Founded in 2019, we strive to create a nurturing and inclusive learning environment for children aged 4-11 years.
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      • Castleward Spencer Academy

        Castleward Spencer Academy is a primary school located in Derby, East Midlands. Established in 2021, the school offers co-educational education for children aged 3 to 11 years. Led by Mrs Lindsay Trail as the Headteacher, Castleward Spencer Academy provides a nurturing and inclusive environment for its students. With small class sizes and a total of 236 students, including nursery classes, the school ensures personalized attention and quality education. The school has a diverse student body, with 10 girls and 5 boys, promoting gender equality and inclusivity. Additionally, Castleward Spencer Academy supports students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, with 4% eligible for free school meals.
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      • Clover Leys Spencer Academy

        Clover Leys Spencer Academy is a co-ed primary school located in Swarkestone, East Midlands. With a small school size of 210 students, it offers a nurturing and inclusive environment for children aged 4-11. Led by Headteacher Mrs Rebecca Chapman, the school focuses on providing a quality education while supporting students with special educational needs. With only 2% of students eligible for free school meals, Clover Leys Spencer Academy ensures a supportive and enriching learning environment for all students.
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      • Hucknall Flying High Academy

        Hucknall Flying High Academy is a primary school located in Shepherd Street, Hucknall. With an excellent student-teacher ratio of 19:1, the school provides a nurturing environment for children aged 2-11. Led by Mr Karl Clowery, the school offers a comprehensive education with a focus on individual growth and development. The academy has a diverse student body, offering a co-ed experience for boys and girls. With a dedicated team of full-time teachers and assistants, the school ensures every child receives personalized attention. The academy also provides nursery classes and caters to students with special educational needs. Additionally, 25% of students are eligible for free school meals, promoting inclusivity and support. English not being the first language for 6.40% of students further enhances multicultural learning opportunities. Overall, Hucknall Flying High Academy is committed to fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment where every child can flourish.
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      • Bluecoat Trent Academy

        Bluecoat Trent Academy is a co-educational secondary school located in Nottingham. With a strong emphasis on providing a high-quality education, the school offers a supportive and inclusive environment for students aged 11-16. Led by Headteacher Miss Claire McManus, the school has a total of 180 students, with 81% eligible for free school meals. Bluecoat Trent Academy aims to empower every student to reach their full potential and succeed academically.
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      • Nottingham Free School

        Nottingham Free School is a co-educational secondary school located in Nottingham, East Midlands. With a student-teacher ratio of 19:1, the school provides a personalized learning experience for its 624 students aged 11-18. The school prides itself on its outstanding leadership and management, as well as its excellent academic results, with 59% of students achieving a grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs. With a focus on personal development, behavior, and welfare, Nottingham Free School offers a safe and nurturing environment for students to thrive.
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      • Nottingham University Academy of Science and Technology

        Nottingham University Academy of Science and Technology is a co-ed secondary school providing an exceptional education for students aged 11-19. With a student-teacher ratio of 24:1 and excellent sixth-form provision, the school offers a supportive learning environment. The school's good Ofsted rating reflects its focus on academic achievement, personal development, and strong leadership. With impressive exam results, including 50% achieving Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs, parents can be confident in their child's education at this science and technology-focused academy.
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      • Stone Soup Academy

        Stone Soup Academy is an outstanding secondary school in Nottingham, providing a welcoming and supportive environment for students aged 11-19. With a focus on individual needs, the school offers a relevant and interesting curriculum, including vocational courses. The school excels in safeguarding and child protection, ensuring the safety and well-being of all students.
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      • CP Riverside School

        CP Riverside School is a co-ed secondary school located in Nottingham. With a small student body of 51, the school offers a personalized and supportive environment for students aged 13-16. Led by Mr Mark Eyre, the school prides itself on its high level of SEN support with 55.6% of students receiving assistance. Additionally, 1% of students are eligible for free school meals, ensuring that all students have access to nutritious meals. CP Riverside School is committed to providing a well-rounded education, focusing on academic excellence while nurturing each student's unique abilities.
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      • Foxbridge Primary School

        Welcome to Foxbridge Primary School, a co-educational institution located in Castle Donington. Led by Mrs Pamela Bridgwood, our school provides a nurturing environment for children aged 4 to 11 years. With a focus on high-quality education, we strive to support every child's individual needs. Join our inclusive community today!
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      • Rosecliffe Spencer Academy

        Rosecliffe Spencer Academy is a dynamic and inclusive primary school located in Edwalton. Led by Mrs Harpavan Chandhoke, our dedicated team provides a high-quality education for children aged 3-11. With a focus on curiosity and an engaging curriculum, we believe every child can succeed and thrive at Rosecliffe Spencer.
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      • Rivendell Flying High Academy

        Rivendell Flying High Academy is a co-educational primary school located in Stoke Bardolph, East Midlands. Founded in 2022, the school offers a nurturing and inclusive environment for children aged 3-11 years. Led by Headteacher Mrs Caroline Armstrong, the school prioritizes quality education and provides nursery classes. With a focus on individualized learning and a supportive community, Rivendell Flying High Academy aims to empower every student to thrive and reach their full potential.
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