Welcome to Darley Dene Primary & Nursery School.
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your family to our thriving community focused school. All of the staff here work hard to support children and their families to achieve their best within a caring and safe environment.
We have one class in each year group from Reception to Year 6, as well as a busy nursery. Darley Dene has grown from an infant school to a full Primary over the course of four years and 2016-17 is the first year in which the school has had every year group, from Nursery to Year 6.
Our facilities for learning and development are truly excellent. Classroom spaces are large, airy and bright. We have many additional small spaces which are used for small group or individual work and two hall spaces for larger groups. Outside there is a field, playground, multi-use games area, Forest School area and trim trail. Our youngest children in the Early Years have their own dedicated outdoor space. In an urban environment which is undergoing significant regeneration and development, we have a green, pleasant and refreshing space for children to be part of!
Our Nursery provision is run right next door to our Reception class, making an Early Years department. Parents can book up spaces which run both morning and afternoon. From September 2017 we will be offering 30 hours for Nursery provision for eligible families.
We are fortunate to have a Specialist Centre for children who have significant learning difficulties with additional needs. This facility is self-contained with its own therapy room, sensory room and outdoor space. The children who attend our Specialist Centre, (Owls class) are included within the mainstream school if and when it’s appropriate for them. This additional asset to the school adds to our diversity and promotes inclusion throughout the school.
Darley Dene is well staffed with at least one Teaching Assistant (TA) in each class, a senior TA who oversees Emotional Literacy Support, (ELSA) and a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator/Senior Teacher who also manages the Specialist Centre. We have a full complement of well trained, dedicated teachers too!
Our curriculum is developed carefully using the National Curriculum and we work hard to plan topics that will engage and interest the children. Please see class pages for individual overviews.
If you would like to book a visit to see Darley Dene, please do call the school office on 01932 847 674. I look forward to meeting you.
Mrs A Burrows