We are a Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) village school housed largely in traditional buildings in the picturesque village of Osmaston, just outside Ashbourne.
“Osmaston is a fantastic school delivering an excellent all round education.” OFSTED went on to observe that: “Most pupils make outstanding progress.” “Behaviour around the school is excellent and attendance is high. Lessons involve a rapid pace of learning” and “Rapid progress is seen in all subjects”.
The school continues to strive for excellence in all fields. Leading with a vibrant, broad and balanced curriculum designed for the needs of our children, we are totally committed to achievement of the highest levels of attainment whilst maintaining breadth of experience through the taught curriculum and beyond. This means that learning is often outside the classroom and frequently takes place well away from school during carefully planned educational visits. Sport plays a leading part in the life of the school and despite its relatively small size the school's achievement across the range of team games has brought it success at county, regional and national levels. Osmaston has been named on more than one occasion as The Primary Champion Overall School and The Primary Champion School Small School by the Derbyshire Schools’ Sports Association.
The children are visibly happy, confident and well presented in traditional uniforms. They interact well with each other and are courteous and friendly to visitors. Behaviour is outstanding. In lessons they are bright and confident, displaying eagerness to learn and a willingness to co-operate and share. Relations with their teachers and other members of staff are characterised by good humour and mutual respect. A strongly underpinned school wide rewards system provides high levels of motivation for the pupils as witnessed by the weight of badges they are happy to carry round on their blazers.
The major part of this outstanding activity takes place in a school environment the effectiveness of which has been optimised by carefully planned development. The library, the play areas, the infants' outside area and the garden have all been developed under the current regime. Children attend our Forest School in the woods at the back of the field behind school. This takes place over three days every week. The school took on the responsibility for managing the underused Village Hall in order to provide further activity space. Just across the road is St Martin’s Church which provides even more opportunities for inspiration and learning as well as worship.
Osmaston CE Primary School continues to be an outstanding school because it never ceases striving for the very best for the children who are fortunate enough to spend the earliest years of their statutory education within its community. The experience enriches their lives and provides the most secure foundations for their future learning.
I am very proud to be the Headteacher of Osmaston CE (VC) Primary School, where we have been designated as a National Teaching School.
This website aims to give you a taste of our school, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and pupils.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find the information you are looking for. Our latest 'Outstanding' OFSTED Report can be found on the 'Key Information' page.
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Osmaston School - where Everyone is Important!
Mrs. Jeanette Hart