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  • #1 in Best Primary Schools in Derby

    Pear Tree Community Junior School

    Pear Tree Community Junior School is a welcoming and nurturing primary school in Derby. With a student-teacher ratio of 19:1, we offer a supportive and engaging environment for children aged 7-11. Our dedicated staff and excellent resources ensure that every child receives a high-quality education. We pride ourselves on promoting respect, responsibility, and personal development. With a Good rating from Ofsted and impressive exam results, parents can trust that their child will thrive at Pear Tree Community Junior School.
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  • #2 in Best Primary Schools in Derby

    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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  • #3 in Best Primary Schools in Derby

    Dale Community Primary School

    Dale Community Primary School is a co-ed primary school located in Derby, East Midlands. With a student-teacher ratio of 21:1 and a strong leadership team, the school maintains a good quality of education. The school focuses on improving reading and writing skills while ensuring effective safeguarding procedures for the students' safety.
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  • #4 in Best Primary Schools in Derby

    Becket Primary School

    Becket Primary School is a warm and caring primary school located in Derby, East Midlands. With an excellent student-teacher ratio of 16:1, the school provides a nurturing environment for students ages 3-11. The dedicated leadership and cohesive team ensure the overall effectiveness of the school, as evidenced by their good Ofsted rating. Pupils at Becket Primary School enjoy learning and are engaged in their activities, while also making good progress in writing, spelling, and grammar. Safety is a top priority, with a sharp focus on safeguarding. The school's commitment to addressing pupils' achievements is reflected in their average scores in maths and reading, as well as the high percentage of students achieving GCSE 4 or higher. Although the overall attendance figure remains below the national average, Becket Primary School maintains a strong reputation for providing a high quality education.
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  • #5 in Best Primary Schools in Derby

    Allenton Primary School

    Allenton Primary School is a well-led and diverse co-ed school located in Derby. With its good teaching and focus on developing life skills, the school has seen improvements in attainment. However, some misconceptions remain unaddressed and the most able pupils may not always be challenged. Despite this, the school provides a safe and nurturing environment for students aged 5-11, with a student-teacher ratio of 19:1.
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  • #6 in Best Primary Schools in Derby

    Redwood Primary School

    Redwood Primary School is a warm and welcoming primary school located in Sinfin, Derby. With dedicated and ambitious school leaders, the school demonstrates clear plans for improvement. The school provides a stimulating curriculum and offers high-quality nurture provision for additional needs pupils. Students at Redwood Primary School are well-prepared for secondary school, with good outcomes for pupils. The school also has a strong focus on early years development and promotes independence skills. Overall, Redwood Primary School strives to offer a nurturing and inclusive environment for students to thrive.
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  • #7 in Best Primary Schools in Derby

    St George's Catholic Voluntary Academy

    St George's Catholic Voluntary Academy is a primary school located in Littleover, Derby. With a student-teacher ratio of 28:1, the school provides a nurturing and inclusive environment for children aged 5-11. The leadership team ensures the delivery of good quality education, while pupils make excellent progress in their academic and personal development. The school prioritizes the well-being and safety of its students and offers exceptional care and support to vulnerable children and families. However, further training is needed in mathematics to help students achieve greater depth in this subject. Overall, St George's Catholic Voluntary Academy is a welcoming and thriving school that focuses on holistic growth and achievement.
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  • #8 in Best Primary Schools in Derby

    Wyndham Primary Academy

    Wyndham Primary Academy is an outstanding co-educational school located in Alvaston, Derby. With a student-teacher ratio of 23:1, the school provides a safe and engaging environment for children aged 3-11. Offering excellent academic progress, exemplary behavior, and outstanding achievement of disadvantaged pupils, Wyndham Primary Academy is dedicated to providing high-quality education and ensuring the success of every student.
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  • #9 in Best Primary Schools in Derby

    Grampian Primary Academy

    Grampian Primary Academy is a highly regarded primary school located in Sinfin, Derby. Led by Mrs Melanie Murfin, the school has been providing quality education since 2012. With a student-teacher ratio of 16:1 and a strong emphasis on personalized learning, Grampian Primary Academy ensures that each child receives individual attention. The school prides itself on its inclusive environment, supporting students with special educational needs and offering free school meals to those who are eligible. With good overall effectiveness and excellent diversity, Grampian Primary Academy is dedicated to nurturing well-rounded individuals who excel academically and personally.
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  • #10 in Best Primary Schools in Derby

    Gayton Junior School

    Gayton Junior School is a primary school located in Littleover, Derby. With a dedicated leadership team and a clear sense of purpose, the school aims to provide the best educational experiences for its students. The teaching of core subjects is effective and students enjoy coming to school, behaving well and responding positively to high expectations. The school places a strong emphasis on spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, ensuring a well-rounded education for all students. Safeguarding is a priority and progress in reading has improved with new teaching methods. While there are areas for improvement, overall the school is rated as good by Ofsted.
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  • #11 in Best Primary Schools in Derby

    Landau Forte Academy Moorhead

    Landau Forte Academy Moorhead is a co-educational primary school located in Alvaston, Derby. With a student-teacher ratio of 15:1, our dedicated staff provide a nurturing learning environment for children aged 4-11. We focus on ensuring every child receives a high-quality education and support, with a diverse student body and resources to aid their development. Although recent Ofsted reports indicate areas for improvement, our leadership and management have been rated as good. Our aim is to foster personal growth and academic success, preparing students for future challenges.
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  • #12 in Best Primary Schools in Derby

    Derwent Primary School

    Derwent Primary School is a co-ed primary school located in Derby, East Midlands. With a student-teacher ratio of 15:1, our dedicated team of teachers ensures personalized attention for every child. We provide a safe and inclusive environment where students develop their academic skills and personal growth. Our diverse student body benefits from excellent resources and a strong focus on quality education. Rated Good by Ofsted, we offer a well-rounded education with a focus on maths and reading. Join us and watch your child thrive!
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  • #13 in Best Primary Schools in Derby

    Meadow Farm Community Primary School

    Meadow Farm Community Primary School is a vibrant and inclusive school in Chaddesden, Derby. With a strong focus on leadership and teaching, we provide a nurturing and joyful learning environment for children aged 3-11. Our dedicated staff ensure that every child is supported to achieve their full potential academically, socially, and emotionally. With a broad curriculum, passionate subject leaders, and high standards of safeguarding, parents can trust that their child's education and well-being are our top priorities. With consistently improving outcomes and a commitment to personal development, Meadow Farm prepares confident, caring, and accomplished learners for a diverse and changing world.
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  • #14 in Best Primary Schools in Derby

    St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy

    St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy is a primary school located in Alvaston, Derby. With a strong Catholic ethos and a focus on building a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, the school aims to provide a joyful, kind, and safe learning environment. The school has a good overall effectiveness rating from Ofsted, with high academic achievement and good quality teaching. With a student teacher ratio of 18:1, the school ensures individual attention and support. The school also promotes parental involvement and positive relationships between home and school. Exam results show above-average performance in maths and reading, with 6% of students achieving at a higher standard. Overall, St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy offers a nurturing and academically sound education for children aged 4-11.
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  • #15 in Best Primary Schools in Derby

    Ashgate Primary School

    Ashgate Primary School is a vibrant and engaging co-educational school located in Derby. With a dedicated team of teachers and governors, the school has consistently achieved good overall effectiveness. Students benefit from a caring and nurturing learning environment, where high expectations and rigorous monitoring lead to better than average progress. The school offers a lively curriculum that goes beyond academic success, aiming to unlock the potential of the whole child. With effective safeguarding measures in place, parents can trust that their children are in safe hands at Ashgate Primary School.
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  • #16 in Best Primary Schools in Derby

    Roe Farm Primary School

    Roe Farm Primary School is a co-educational school located in Chaddesden, Derby. With a student-teacher ratio of 22:1, the school provides a nurturing environment for children aged 3-11 years. The school boasts excellent resources and a diverse student body. While the overall effectiveness and leadership require improvement, the school excels in promoting good behavior, personal development, and ensuring student safety. The exam results show average scores in maths and reading, with a focus on continuous improvement. With its dedicated teaching staff and inclusive approach, Roe Farm Primary School is committed to providing a quality education for every child.
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  • #17 in Best Primary Schools in Derby

    Shelton Junior School

    Shelton Junior School is a primary school located in Derby, East Midlands. With a student-teacher ratio of 22:1 and a strong emphasis on academic achievement, the school provides a nurturing environment for students aged 7-11. The school has a Good Ofsted rating, reflecting its effective leadership, quality teaching, and positive outcomes for pupils. Additionally, with a focus on personal development, behavior, and welfare, Shelton Junior School ensures the well-being of its diverse student body. With affordable expenses per pupil and a high percentage of students eligible for free school meals, the school prioritizes accessibility and inclusivity.
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  • #18 in Best Primary Schools in Derby

    Breadsall Hill Top Primary School

    Breadsall Hill Top Primary School is a co-ed primary school located in Derby, East Midlands. With a student-teacher ratio of 22:1, the school provides a nurturing environment for children aged 2-11. The school boasts a Good Ofsted rating, showcasing its commitment to quality education, good behaviour, and personal development. With a focus on academic growth, the school achieved an average score of 99 in maths and 97 in reading for KS2 exams. Breadsall Hill Top Primary School prioritizes diversity and offers support for students with Special Educational Needs (SEN), ensuring all children receive the attention they need to thrive.
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  • #19 in Best Primary Schools in Derby

    Bishop Lonsdale Church of England Primary School and Nursery

    Bishop Lonsdale Church of England Primary School and Nursery is a Good school located in Derby. With a student-teacher ratio of 23:1, the school provides a nurturing and inclusive environment for children aged 3-11. The dedicated staff ensures a quality education and promotes personal development, resulting in excellent outcomes for pupils. The school also offers nursery classes and has a strong focus on the Church of England values. With a diverse student population and good safety measures in place, parents can trust their child's education at Bishop Lonsdale.
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  • #20 in Best Primary Schools in Derby

    Mickleover Primary School

    Mickleover Primary School is a positive and caring school where children aged 5-11 receive an excellent education. With an enthusiastic and committed staff, the school ensures effective safeguarding and promotes improved rates of progress in writing. Although plans for improvement could be more precise, the school maintains a good overall effectiveness and high achievement of pupils.
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