Following an application to the Department for Education to open The Avenue CofE Primary School, the proposed new co-educational Church of England primary school for the Wingerworth area has been shortlisted for interview.

The school is being proposed by Derby Diocesan Academy Trust (DDAT) to help meet the growing need for primary places in the Wingerworth area, and to give families additional choice of a high-quality education with Christian values and strong pastoral care for their children.

If our application is approved, we plan to open with a two-form entry; 60 pupils in each year group and 420 pupils in total when at full capacity. Subject to demand we plan to initially open with two Reception classes and a 26 place Nursery.

The new school will work closely with schools within the same Trust, especially those in the Chesterfield and Matlock clusters.

The Avenue CofE Primary School will be free to attend and highly inclusive with a distinctive Christian character. The school will offer its pupils the opportunity to grow and develop within a broad and balanced curriculum framework under-pinned by Christian values.

The new school will be open to pupils from families of all faiths and no faith where everyone will be welcome and feel they belong with excellent pastoral support within a caring high-expectation ethos and an emphasis on moral values. This will be a family-friendly school with breakfast club and after school provision offering a wide range of enrichment activities.

There is a clear need for an additional co-educational Church of England primary school in the area and the Trustees, governors and staff will work relentlessly to ensure that every pupil achieves their maximum potential in a safe, supportive, high-expectation and caring school.

You can help make this happen! The plans for The Avenue CofE Primary School will only become a reality with the support of the community. We need to continue to demonstrate the level of support for the school ahead of our interview in spring 2020.

If you are a parent of a child for whom you would consider The Avenue Primary School, please register your support.

If you do not have a child starting primary school but support this proposed school, please email us at david.noble@place-group.com

Thank you – your support will help make our vision for a new Church of England Primary School in the Wingerworth area become a reality.

The Avenue CofE Primary School Team