Stretton Handley Primary School is a smaller than average village school, situated on the edge of the Peak district in Derbyshire, close to Ogston Reservoir. We cater for children from 4 to 11 years of age, organised into small, mixed aged groups.
We have three main classrooms, a group work/ICT area and a central, well-equipped hall. We also have hard-court playgrounds and extensive grassed playing fields. Our ‘Learning Garden’ includes a bird hide overlooking a woodland area and a pond, bird boxes, a weather station and an outdoor classroom surrounded by a sensory garden.
The school, which is set in rural surroundings, has developed a local history/nature walk, “The Woolley Moor Trail“. This walk is enjoyed by many visitors to the area and an online version of the trail can be viewed on this web site.
‘The school has a very distinctive Christian ethos ……This is securely embedded in all aspects of the school and impacts very positively on the school’s provision and outcomes for the pupils.’ SIAMs report – Spring 2017 See full report>>
The school is part of ‘Derbyshire Ready’, a group of schools who are committed to developing enterprise through our curriculum.
Winners of the National Society ‘My C of E School’ video competition – about what makes our school special.
We work closely with the local cluster schools as the George Stephenson Learning Community (GSLC).
From September 2020, Stretton Handley CE Primary School entered into a collaboration with Morton Primary, with Mr Kevin Flint as Executive Headteacher across both schools.