ISA Junior School of the Year 2023 Finalist & ISA Award for Outstanding Sport (Small School) Finalist


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Our school ethos

Character and kindness is our school motto and they are at the core of our school ethos. In practice, this covers everything from helping a child develop a good sense of humour through to building resilience. We challenge our pupils to be their best in a way that is always kind and supportive.

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Your child’s home from home

At OVS, we’re proud to be a family-run school with a close, caring community. We treat our pupils and parents alike as though they’re part of our family. When your child joins OVS, you’ll see that everything we do comes from a position of love and you can be confident your child will feel loved and cared for as they are at home. We aim to create happy and lasting memories that each child will cherish.

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Pupil Achievements

We make sure all children go beyond where they would normally expect to be to make sure they achieve their full potential. This is one reason we can be proud to report 100% success rate of entry into Independent Secondary school of choice, often with Scholarships.

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Hair today… gone tomorrow!

5 July 2024

FP in Year 1 decided last year that she wanted to donate her hair to The Little Princess Trust after hearing about their work. She’s been growing her hair for a year, waiting for it to be long enough. The...

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The Proprietors' Welcome

The Old Vicarage School is a family-run, independent day school.  Both boys and girls aged 3 – 11 years of age can register and attend. Located in the beautiful suburb of Darley Abbey, the Old Vicarage School site is safe, secure and has both multi use sports areas and it own woodland.

There is something very special about our small school. It is a ‘home away from home’ and parents are comforted by the warm and welcoming family atmosphere. The site of the Old Vicarage School impresses with the beauty of the building and its gardens. More impressive is the excellent academic, physical and social achievements of the children.

The secret of the school’s success is not only in the care and attention of our wonderful staff but also in the way the older children care for and nurture the younger ones as soon as they arrive.

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