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Our Mission Statement is “Learning Outstanding Values Everyday”.  This underpins the ethos of the school.


St Chad's is a unique school and it is only when you have spent time with us that you get a real feel for how special we really are! We love the description once made of us that we are " a little school that does BIG things"

St Chad's is an infant and nursery school situated in Normanton, near Derby City Centre. We admit children aged 3 and 4 on a part time basis into our nursery. Children move up to the Infants in the September before their 5th birthday and stay here until they move to junior school (the September after their 7th birthday). Applications for nursery are made directly to the school (more information on the dedicated nursery page). Applications for school places are made to Derby City Council (see Key Information for more details).

In Spring 2012 we were inspected by OFSTED and, because we are a church school, we were inspected by the National Society in 2014. Here are a few quotes from their observations.


"A strong emphasis on positive relationships and teamwork helps to make the school a happy, safe and vibrant community for all. "

"Every pupil is supported extremely well in both their academic and personal development.”  


"Love, care, respect and fairness permeate the school with all pupils encouraged to ‘aim high’ throughout the day."


"St Chad's is a popular inner city school."


"St Chad's is a truly inclusive school that successfully promotes social cohesion in an area of significant diversity."


Read our latest inspection reports here. Ofsted Spring 2009  National Society Spring 2009  Ofsted Autumn 2012  

National Society 2014



The school booklet with most information in it can be viewed on the Key Information page.




St Chad’s CE Nursery & Infant School, Gordon Road, Derby, DE23 6WR.  Tel: 01332 345997