General Information

The school was founded in 1854 on Top Road, on land donated by Earl Manvers. The Church of England paid for the building and maintenance.

During the 1960’s and 70’s there were separate Infant and Junior Schools on Church Lane and North Road respectively. In September 1987 the Infant and Junior Schools amalgamated and became a Primary School.

A Nursery was opened in 1988.The school has retained its Church of England, Voluntary Controlled status and provides education for children aged 3+ to 11 years. At present there are approximately 200 children in 7 classes (one-form entry), with a 26-place Nursery.

School closures

Should we have to close the school for any reason, new procedures have been recommended by Derbyshire County Council. Information about the closure will appear on the Derbyshire County Council website

Derbyshire County Council have requested that radio stations use the information off the website and broadcast this on local radio, however this is at the radio station’s discretion. We will also send out a text message as soon as possible should the school be closed.


If your child is ill or will miss school for any reason, please inform school as soon as you can but before 9.30 am. You can do this in a number of ways:-

  • Telephone school and leave a message on the answer phone
  • Call at the office and speak to a member of staff
  • Send a note with a friend
  • Inform us beforehand if the absence is due to a medical appointment

The school monitors pupil absence termly.

Holidays in term-time

In September 2013 the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 came into force.  These regulations make it clear that Headteachers should not grant approval for any leave of absence during term-time, including holidays, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Any requests should be on an official school absence request form and handed into the school office for consideration prior to any holiday/leave arrangements being made.

You may be issued with a Penalty Notice should leave be taken which is not authorised. 

Please see our downloads page for the Application for Leave in Exceptional Circumstances form.

Online safety

It is important that your child accesses the internet in a safe way and knows who they can talk to if they are worried. Please look at the Safeguarding page for links to online sites such as 'Think U Know', an interactive website for parents and children.

Complaints Procedure

The school Complaints Procedure can be downloaded here

Download Complaints Procedure


We have a Parents, Teachers and Friends Association which organises events.

Please ask at the school office for more information.

School Uniform

Information about the school uniform can be found here.

School meals

Meals are supplied by the Derbyshire County Council school meals service.

Full details and menus are available on their website:

School meals menu



Calow Church of England (VC) Primary School,

North Road,




S44 5BD.

01246 274370


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page last updated: 02/05/2018

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