Enjoy Learning:
Embrace Challenge !

© South Darley C.E. Primary School 2020


We acknowledge the Anglican traditions of our school and encourage all children in the exploration of faith. Everyone in our school community deserves to be cared for unconditionally and valued as a unique creation, made in the image of God.

We have high expectations of all our children. We develop our children to be happy, well-rounded individuals who have a love of learning through which they achieve and progress to the best of their ability.

We want our pupils to enter the wider world as:

 happy and positive individuals

 responsible citizens able to make a positive contribution

 adaptable in an ever changing technological world

 life long, safe and healthy learners

We value parents’ influence and contributions, our links with the local community and the wider world, encouraging a holistic approach to education.

We encourage our pupils to have respect for themselves and each other; we want them to develop confidence, resilience and pride in their achievements.

At South Darley we:

Enjoy learning: embrace challenge!

Quotes from Ofsted report June 2019

Leaders and governors have established a culture of respect and tolerance that embodies the school’s values and supports pupils to develop as well-rounded individuals.

◼ Parents and carers express high levels of satisfaction with the school. They say that they appreciate the ways in which leaders and staff provide outstanding care and personal attention for the needs of their children.

◼ Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is effectively promoted through the broad and balanced curriculum.

◼ Teachers manage the mixed-age classes well. They use assessment and questioning effectively to match the learning to pupils’ ages and abilities.

◼ Pupils approach learning with highly positive attitudes. They collaborate well with each other and show resilience and persistence as they acquire a range of knowledge and skills.

◼ Pupils’ behaviour and conduct are excellent, both in lessons and at other times of the day.

The distinctiveness and effectiveness of South Darley Church of England school are outstanding

 The high profile of the school’s Christian character has a discernible impact on the children’s exceptional behaviour and attitudes, as well as the academic and the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) of each child.

 Distinctively Christian values are deeply embedded in every aspect of the life of the school, and are central to everything that they say and do.

 South Darley is an inclusive, loving and caring environment where every child is nurtured as a child of God.

 The school is well led, with all members of the school community committed and contributing tirelessly to the sustained progress that South Darley continues to make.