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Welcome To Horsley C Of E Primary School Derbyshire

Educating children for over 195 years!


“Great school! We have been incredibly pleased with every aspect of our child’s progress at Horsley and believe our daughter has had an excellent start to her education.”


May I offer you a warm welcome to our school. Horsley CE Primary School is a happy school, where the education and the pastoral care of our children are at the forefront of our daily routine. Horsley Church of England Primary School was established in November 1828.


Our ethos is simple. We provide a high quality of education and care for all of our children that helps them begin to reach their potential and prepares them for the next stages in their education and for their future lives. We develop an enthusiasm for learning through fun and engaging experiences which include everyone.


We want to work with you, as parents, in helping our children enrich their lives academically, spiritually and socially. Horsley serves children from the school year in which they are five years old, up to age eleven.

The school has a pupil roll of approximately 90 children, organised currently into 4 classes: Wrens (Reception & Year 1), Robins (Year 2), Owls ( Year 3 & Year 4) and Hawks (Year 5 & Year 6).


As an outstanding Church school, we have close links with a number of local churches, especially St Clements Church in the village. We reflect Christian values in the everyday life of the school.


We encourage parents to become part of the family of our school; helping during school time or becoming involved in events organised by the Parent Teacher & Friends Association. You are always welcome to talk to staff about any concerns held by you or your child.


This is a particularly exciting time for both Horsley  and Mapperley CE Primary Schools, as we continue our journey working closely together, as part of a federation between us. Over this next year we look forward to further developing strong links between our two schools. Our Federation successfully joined Horsley CE Primary and Mapperley CE Primary together in September 2022, having federated informally in April 2020. Linking both schools together has enabled us to celebrate the individual strengths of each and enhance the provision across both. I have been fortunate to have been involved with the federation from its infancy and can say with all honesty that both schools are fantastic places to be.


We are very proud of our school and warmly welcome anyone wishing to visit us to see some of the exciting learning opportunities that we offer, our fantastic children and our dedicated staff team. Anyone wishing to arrange a visit can do so by contacting Mrs Angela Colclough or Mrs Stacey Hudson in the school office.

Richard Cripps,

Executive Headteacher