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 take safeguarding very seriously at Hady Primary School. If you are concerned that a child is suffering or is at risk of significant harm please contact Call Derbyshire on tel: 01629 533190 immediately.


Due to the restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are not able to offer our traditional open morning for prospective parents and pupils of our Reception class for September 2021. Instead, we have put together a virtual tour and introduction to our school and our Early Years Foundation Stage Unit. It is posted under our Early Years Foundation Stage page on the website, which can be found under the 'Our School' tab.

We are also hosting a virtual Question and Answer session for prospective parents via Google Meet. The meeting will be held at 2:30pm on Thursday, 12th November and can be accessed via this link: meet.google.com/abi-hiqp-vfp

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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.