Dame Catherine Harpur’s School

Dame Catherine Harpur’s School is on Rose Lane, Ticknall and is a flourishing rural school catering for children at foundation stage (3-5) key stage 1 (5-7) and key stage 2 (7-11). There is the facility for three class groups, each group not exceeding 15 children, with a maximum of eight children in the foundation stage class. The foundation stage has had excellent OFSTED reports.

This school environment is small enough for children to receive individual encouragement and support, yet large enough to provide them with social and intellectual stimulation and a rich variety of experiences.

The school is set in a delightful location, bordering open countryside on the outskirts of the village. Inside there are three classrooms with additional cloakrooms, and a general library and meeting area.

Outside is a spacious playground which has been marked out with a variety of games areas designed by the children. In addition there is a large garden containing a wildlife pond, a small organic vegetable plot, an activity area, dens and quiet areas.

Nearby is a large playing field and the beautiful and historic rural villages of Ticknall and Calke, a great place in which to grow up and learn.

If you would like to know more about the school or to make a formal application for a place at Dame Catherine’s then please email damecatherines@hotmail.com or use the CONTACT link on the main menu.

Dame Catherine’s offers:

  • Individual child-centred education, which encourages self motivation in learning and enables children to build self confidence, self esteem and to reach their potential.
  • A partnership of parents, teachers and children working together for the same aims.
  • The encouragement of mutual respect and a wider appreciation of the community and environment in which they live and learn.

The school is entirely self-funded by parents and other benefactors. Its school DfEE number is 8306020.
The school is registered with Derbyshire County Council as an independent school.

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