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 three small classes.
We have three classrooms 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 overall percentage of your pupils achieving Level 4+, combined with excellent rates of progress in both English and mathematics place you amongst the top performing primary schools this year.”
Minister of State for Schools, December 2012
The school is part of ‘Derbyshire Ready’, a group of schools who are committed to developing enterprise through our curriculum.