hady primary school, chesterfield, derbyshire

Telephone: 01246 279254

Email: info@hadyprimaryschool.co.uk


I have always believed primary education to be about the ‘whole child’.  Children are not ‘receptacles’ to be filled with information but should be inspired, challenged and excited to develop a love of learning.

In the primary stage we help the children to make sense of the world around them, to develop their sense of place and worth, to establish a value system they can live by and prepare them for taking their place as good citizens in our rapidly changing world. In many respects we are attempting to educate our children to live in a world that does not yet exist.

At our school we work as a team, in partnership with parents, to create and maintain a safe learning environment where children can learn and develop as individuals. We provide challenge, expect high standards of individual attainment, behaviour and application but in so doing provide children with support and a ‘safety net’ should they not always succeed.

Every Hady pupil is valued and respected regardless of ability, gender, religion or ethnicity.

We view the school as an ‘organic whole’ and not three separate key stages.  Children move between key stages with the minimum amount of disruption to their learning and confidence.

The teaching and support staff are the most valued asset the school possesses. Teachers subscribe to the ‘Hady Ethic’ and share a common child-centred philosophy. It is part of our school ethos that we employ caring, dedicated and knowledgeable staff, whom we support through training and suitable development opportunities to make them even better at what they do and to enhance their career prospects.

We offer a curriculum in which the pupils have a say and are involved in the big picture.  It is a curriculum that is enriched by real life activities and supported by trips, events and visitors.  Our curriculum is reactive to current affairs in the community and the wider world.

We provide children with opportunities to develop and expand their own learning.  Where children know their own targets and are actively involved in improving their learning and identifying their strengths and weaknesses, they will flourish.  We are preparing children for the future world by developing their confidence, independence, problem solving skills, ability to work as a team, to lead and to compromise.

We support our school community to access services which will enrich and benefit family life as a whole. This includes offering wrap around services and a Nurture and Wellbeing Manager that supports the whole family, not just the child.

We offer personalised learning, ensuring that the education we deliver to each child is geared to their individual needs.  Our school has a welcoming and nurturing environment, and we take pride in displaying and celebrating the children’s work and achievements.  The school has extensive grounds and we make use of these and the neighbouring woods in our learning.  With two libraries and ample IT equipment, our children have a wealth of resources for research beyond the classroom.

Mrs Susan Chapman



We are holding an open morning for prospective Reception parents for September 2020 on Thursday, 7th November 2019, at 9am. If you would like to let us know that you will be attending, please fill in your details at the link found in the Early Years Foundation Stage section of our website (under the tab 'Our School').

We are hosting an open afternoon on the theme of Respect on Tuesday, 19th November. Parents, family and friends are welcome to join us from 2pm.

We are proud to announce that we have won a Derbyshire Healthy Schools Community Award for our efforts and hard work in promoting good mental health and well being at Hady.

What's On

07/11/2019 - Open morning for prospective Reception pupils for September 2020

13/11/2019 - Y3/4 trip to Eureka!

14/11/2019 - Jane Stapleton School Photography in school to take individual pupil photos

19/11/2019 - Open Afternoon - Respect. Parents and friends welcome to join us from 2pm

20/11/2019 - Year 5 visit to Parliament

20/11/2019 - Y4 visit to Derby Open Centre

26/11/2019 - Year 6 visit to Derby Open Centre

04/12/2019 - Y1-Y6 Parents Evening

05/12/2019 - Y1-Y6 Parents Evening

16/12/2019 - EYFS Christmas Assembly @ 9am

17/12/2019 - KS1 Christmas Production @ 2pm

18/12/2019 - KS1 Christmas Production @ 2pm

19/12/2019 - Whole school visit to the Crooked Spire for annual carol service - parents and friends invited to join us from approximately 1:45pm

20/12/2019 - Last day of term

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About Hady Primary School

We aim to provide information which is up to date, accurate, helpful and honest.  We hope it enables you to get the feel of the school and that the warmth of the community, the happiness of the pupils and our magnificent facilities and learning environment comes across.

Our school justifiably enjoys a good reputation in the area and we provide a good education for all.  Our recent SATs results in both KS1 and KS2 are in line or above national targets in all areas.

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