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Frequently asked questions asked by parents looking for the best schools near Mickelover

How do I find out what schools are available around Derby? 

There are some frighteningly frank websites for you to choose from. The Government one is You simply enter your location, perhaps Derby, or another location and select primary schools or secondary schools. All the information parents need all there in percentages!

You could also try the paid for websites like . This one is quite cheap and you can pay monthly.

This is of course just the very first stage in selecting a school. You will to need see the videos on this page before even thinking of visiting the shortlist of schools on your list.

How do I find the state school catchment area in or around Mickelover? 
If you just need to know your school catchment area try .If you are looking for exhaustive information on the schools as well go to

How do I find out how good a school is?
You will absolutely have to visit the school. However, do look at the video below. For armed is to be fore warned!

Nursery Schools

What's the difference between nursery and preschool? 
Preschools usually work around a formal curriculum and trained teachers - making them a little more expensive! Nursery schools are usually a more relaxed learning environment and more flexible enrolment terms. They are also cheaper and vary greatly.

What age is a preschooler? Ages up to 4 is considered preschooler with toddlers are 1 - 3 year old bracket. Basically 4-year-old are not 'toddling' around any more and so are no longer toddlers!

What does preschool mean? A preschool, or nursery school, is a pre-primary school, or play school for early childhood education. Preschool is for children before they begin compulsory education at primary school. 

Is Pre K considered preschool? Pre K schools are pre-kindergartens.

This page should help you answer these school finding questions!


Local Area Creches and Day Nurseries for DE3
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Derby

Reigate Primary School

Reigate Dr, Derby DE22 4EQ, UK – 01332 298969

because the teachers are super nice and it's a big school and it helps you learn and I go there

That was amazing School ever. I was there about 3-12 years old 😊

The Carlton Day Nursery, Allestree

10 Maxwell Ave, Derby DE22 1GQ, UK – 01332 366223

Both of my children go to this nursery and have done for the past year. I have never had any problems whist sending my children to this nursery. Both have come on leaps and bounds and are both extremely happy here. All the staff are polite and friendly and are always happy to help. I would strongly recommend this nursery to all my friends and family. I have read recent reviews on this nursery, and I strongly disagree with things people have written, it saddens me to see things like this written as I feel the statements are untrue and written out of spite.

Littlesteps Preschool

Littleover Methodist Church, Constable Drive, Derby, Littleover, Derby DE23 6EP, UK – 07963 314745

After School Care

Little Scholars Day Nursery

10 Austen Ave, Derby DE23 3EY, UK – 01332 760619

Fantastic nursery setting. Friendly knowledgeable staff who really helped to settle my 10 month old son. Fun and exciting activities for them to do throughout the day. Great outdoor space which was an important factor for me when choosing for my son as he loves outdoors. Very accommodating for individual needs.

Little Scholars Nursery

12 Wellesley Ave, Derby DE23 1GQ, UK – 01332 271608

My daughter has attended this nursery since the summer, and has loved every single second of it. All the staff are brilliant especially Lucy, reenie always asks for Lucy which makes me feel so comfortable to know that their is someone who she likes to go to. The staff are always honest and easy to talk with and always tell you about your child's day.. the only thing I will say is the tapestry should be more quicker and should tell you what the child has eaten ext so you can check on it yourself.. but other than that, everything is absolutely amazing and my little girl loves it and the food πŸ˜€ X

Such a lovely nursery πŸ˜€ The progress my niece Molly has made since she started is incredible. She looks forward to going every day and doesnt want to leave at the end of the day!! The staff are so lovely and you can tell they all love their jobs. Cant recommend this place enough πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Derby Grammar School

Rykneld Road, Littleover, Derby DE23 4BX, UK – 01332 523027

On behalf of my cousin, 4 stars. He likes it there.

Very good school brunch is overpriced:(

Choosing a school around Derby. This is an Australian video but has some really good Tips!

Derby Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Derby

Independent Schools for Derby - private preparatory and senior schools. Prep schools age 8 yrs to 11yrs or 13 yrs. Senior schools age 11yrs or 13 yrs to 18yrs. Some independent schools have a pre-prep department (age 3 to 8yrs) as well as prep and senior schools. Independent schools can be co-educational or single sex.

Best Derby Secondary Schools -

St Clares School

4 Rough Heanor Rd, Derby DE3 9AZ, UK – 01332 511757

The school needs credit in every way my daughter has been going there for 4 years now and she has come on immensely I'm very proud of my daughter and very grateful for the school 5 stores all the way keep up the good work please St Claire's...... respect and five stars to all the teachers as well they do a brilliant job 5β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†...

Amazing staff they do there jobs to the highest standard at all times my daughter loved being at Saint Clare's school and felt safe at all times ,the staff go out of their way to help you if it's needed Thank you for all of your help and support that you gave to my family throughout the time she was at your school . Xxxx

Derby Moor Academy and Sixth Form

Moorway Ln, Derby DE23 2FS, UK – 01332 772706

Honestly man this school is soo good this teacher in the picture is the sexiest teacher ever Would send kids here just for the teachers

it sounds like a good school and I would move but I am in year 11 so there is no point but I might go there for my 6 form but I not sure yet I might come and see your opining evening

Murray Park Community School

Derby DE3 9LD, UK – 01332 515921

Some good teachers, some bad, but the buildings are falling apart. The ceilings have mold, moss is growing on the inside of the classrooms and cockroaches basicaly account for 90% of the buildings structure. And you would find higher quality food in a north Korean labour camp than you would in the schools cafeteria. Dedicated staff though. Things are getting better though with the new headteacher.

I am a past tear 11 who made some amazing friends and some great enemies. There was a hand full of teachers who was really noce some who didn't care and some who pretend to care The IT block was the best as it provides a safe space for the auiet lile me. Whilst mpst of the other blocls are moulding away

Independent Schools

Derby High Primary

Hillsway, Derby DE23 3DT, UK – 01332 514267

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Derby grammar School


570 Burton Rd, Derby DE23 6DG, UK – 01332 347771

My daughter really enjoys her 90 minute sessions here and her confidence with Maths has increased greatly as has her ability. I have even asked her if she wants to continue going as she is doing so well and she has insisted that she wants to carry on because 'it is so awesome!' (Her words, not mine!) Ellie is fab and very accommodating, she'll even recommend the odd TV show to you should you require it. All of the teachers are clearly committed and very passionate about what they do and that shows in the progress that my daughter has made and the fact that she doesn't want to stop going. Brilliant investment and one that I don't regret.

My son thoroughly enjoys his English sessions and he has progressed really well which can be seen in his independent writing, I would recommend the Tutoring Room

High Grange School

Hospital Ln, Derby DE3 0DR, UK – 01332 412777

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for DE3 9JJ . LEA primary schools age 4yrs (the year in which a child is 5) to 11yrs. Secondary schools age 11yrs to 16yrs or 18 yrs. Each school has a local catchment area.

Primary Schools

Griffe Field Primary School

Grosvenor Dr, Derby DE23 3UQ, UK – 01332 515718

Attended this school for a few years. Very good level of teaching and brilliant staff.

I have just left this school, to go to Derby Moor, it's a very good school and it's colourful

Ashgate Primary School

Ashbourne Rd, Derby DE22 3FS, UK – 01332 343928

It is a five star school. Thank you for all your suport, thank you for taking care of my son, for teaching him a lot of things, for making hom smile. This school have everything what you wish for your child. Very good staff and careful. Thank you one more time for every moment.

Ashgate is a very good school very nice caring staff headmaster really good knows all of the children building is lovely inside playgrounds also really nice maps on the walls brightly coloured benches sheltered areas from rain sun etc nice atmosphere all in all a lovely welcoming school.

Mickleover Primary School

Vicarage Rd, Mickleover, Derby DE3 0EY, UK – 01332 514052

Really great school πŸ‘Œ


Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Ofsted reports directly to Parliament and is independent and impartial, inspecting and regulating services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

Click for the full database of OFSTED's inspection reports - check out schools in DE3 or anywhere in the country.
GetTheRightSchool was formed to offer a unique reference point on getting your child into the school of your choice. The web site covers all you need to about education choices with tips and a guide to the application process and issues that could impact your child's school day, from dealing with bullying, to money issues, to how to work out school catchment areas when they move schools.
Independent Schools Council Website - has a search facility: by county, school or postcode. The ISC brings together eight associations of independent schools, their heads, bursars and governors and represents over 1,200 independent schools in the UK and overseas.
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Dyslexia support centres
Click also to find: Education Agencies & Authorities, Schools - Independent & Preparatory
Special schools for Derby for moderate to severe learning difficulties, ADHD, Autism, Physical impairment, complex health needs, communication difficulties, dyspraxia and other special needs.

Special Needs Schools around you

Ivy House School

Moorway Ln, Littleover, Derby DE23 2FS, UK – 01332 777920

Mackworth House School

305A Prince Charles Ave, Mackworth, Derby DE22 4LL, UK – 01332 606202

Brackensdale Primary School

Walthamstow Dr, Derby DE22 4BS, UK – 01332 341171

Website with facility to search for many different kinds of special needs schools and links to lots of support groups.  Find a special needs school near Derby or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for DE3 - Language Tuition

Adult Education Centres for Derby which may run evening or daytime language classes

Adult Education

Lonsdale Swimming Pool

41 Bishop Lonsdale Way, Derby DE3 9DF, UK – 01332 516325

its alright for just swimming. not leisirr centre facilities or anything.

Good for kids.

The Bemrose School

Uttoxeter New Rd, Derby DE22 3HU, UK – 01332 366711

I went to this school in 1960! I was an American and going there because my father (an engineer for Allison Div. of GM) was sent there for a year on a joint development program with Rolls-Royce. I was 16 at the time and noticed that all the 16 year old English lads were a lot smaller than me. The school was strict and formal but had a good curriculum. Since they kept all the windows open at 59 F or 15 C I had to wear scratchy wool underwear to keep warm!

Did an adult learning course in the evening here. Easily accessible and easy to find

Derby Adult Learning Service

Pastures Hill, Derby DE23 4BZ, UK – 01332 510746

Language Schools

La Jolie Ronde Languages For Children

Uttoxeter Rd, Derby DE3 9AD, UK – 07970 154974

La Jolie Ronde Languages For Children

Busy Bees/Hollybrook Way, Derby DE23 3TZ, UK – 01283 701918

Language Schools for Derby

Language schools for DE3. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Derby

Private Tuition for DE3
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

Patrick's Art Workshop

53 Grovebury Dr, Derby DE23 2PP, UK – 01332 727532

Very good tutor,good experiance

A Level Chemistry Tutor

Littleover, Derby DE23 3RJ, UK – 07970 866415

Kumon Maths & English

Derby New Church, Horwood Ave, Derby DE23 6AN, UK – 01332 835833

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