Main Street, Netherseal, Derbyshire DE12 8BZ

01283 760283

Netherseal St Peter's CE Primary School

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We worked with friends and family to create Easter gardens.

We were delighted  and very proud to contribute to the Diwali display  at Kedleston Hall.

Local history walk.

The Police and Ambulance service visited the school as part of our RSHE topic about community and linked to the Royal British Legions theme of service.

Class 3's visit to the farm...

Making Musical Instruments!

Key Stage 2 taking part in the Rolls Royce science festival, where they made periscopes, resistant putty and learned about buoyancy and ballast in submarines!

Curriculum Enrichment

At Netherseal St. Peter’s, we believe that trying new things and developing new skills is a vital part of life and hugely beneficial in children’s social development.  It can help children grow in confidence, expand their understanding of the world around them, or introduce a hobby or passion that could last for years to come. Class teachers plan a range of experiences to enrich pupils’ learning and record them on the school activity passport. 

Our rich and varied curriculum is enhanced by many school trips; visiting emergency services; participation in a wide range of sporting competitions; dance workshops; engineering workshops; learning to play a musical instrument; European Day of Languages; Travel Smart Week: SumDog and Times Table Rockstars competitions; and extra-curricular clubs!

See below just some of the activities - we are a busy school!

Class 3: 

Farm visit

Planting seeds and bulbs and watching them grow

Forest walks

Leaf rubbings

Visiting places of worship

Performing songs and dances

Making treasure maps

Creating art for an exhibition


Visiting animals

Rearing chicks

Raising and releasing butterflies

Taking photographs

Making a healthy salad

Programming Bee-Bots to travel round our 3-D model of Netherseal

Insect Hunt

Making homes for insects

Den building

Class 2:

Designing and making board games

Making musical instruments

Growing vegetables

Writing and performing poems

Creating sculptures

Creating art for an exhibition

Visiting places of worship

Learning about charities

Forest walks

Performing songs

'Life in the Bronze Age' visit

Roman Fort visit


Viking Museum

Learning a French song

Local walks

Class 1:

'Crossroads of Derby' history project

Crime and Punishment trip to Derby gaol

Taking part in debates

Using OS maps


Writing plays

Warwick Castle visit

Putting on a performance

Growing vegetables

Designing and making electric models

Writing speeches

Going on a residential trip

Forest walks

Performing songs

Creating art for an exhibition


Live online safety workshops




We offer peripatetic music lessons to anyone in Key Stage 2 who wants to learn to play the flute, clarinet, saxophone or piano. This is provided by the Derby and Derbyshire Music Partnership.

Please contact school if you are interested in taking advantage of the opportunity.

School funds after school music clubs delivered by the South Derbyshire Music Partnership. 

Children in Key Stage 2 took  part in the Young Voices Choir. This involved rehearsals in school helping to build self-belief and team work and culminating in a performance in the NEC Arena arena alongside approximately six thousand children from around the country and Heather Small from the band M People.  - what an amazing experience!

Mrs Davies organised an assembly and body percussion workshop for all classes, led by Ollie Tunmer, a drummer and percussionist who has performed internationally as part of the 'STOMP' cast! We had a great day, producing some fantastic rhythms and developing our own performances!


Design Technology

In partnership with an engineer from Wabtec, we took part in the primary engineer apprentice rail project and entered the national ‘Primary Engineer’ competition -  out of over 28,000 entries we had seven pupils shortlisted as finalists!  One of our Year 3s won overall.

We attended the Primary Engineer Celebration Event where pupils tested their models to see if they went in a straight line, how heavy a load they could carry, if the braking system would stop at the correct distance, how well it was at reversing and the pupils were even interviewed about their models by engineers from Wabtec.  The pupils were amazing and we were awarded with 'Winner Apprentice Level 1', 'Runner-Up Apprentice Level 1' and 'Best Themed Apprentice'.

We have also forged close links with local company Rolls Royce, learning about flight, making periscopes and resistant putty and exploring buoyancy and ballast in submarines.

Spring 2024:

                           FUNdamentals - Key Stage 1

                          Hockey - Key Stage 2

                          Music Club - Years 2-6

                          Fencing and Archery - All classes

                          Benchball - Key Stage 2

Autumn 2023:

                           Football - Key Stage 2

                          Boccia - Years 1-6

                          Goalball - Key Stage 2

                          Dodgeball - Key Stage 2

                          Music Club - Years 2-6

                          PE intervention - Key Stage 1

Summer 2023:   

                          Athletics field Events - all year groups

                        Handball - Key Stage 2

                        Lunchtime Kwik Cricket

                        Fencing and Archery - all year groups

                        Kwik Cricket - Years 4-6

                        Music Club - Years 1-6

                        Art and Craft - Class 3



Forest School
We believe that it is important for children to have regular, long-term access to a woodland or natural environment which provides them with inspirational and challenging outdoor learning opportunities, since this makes full use of our rural setting and contributes to the rich and varied curriculum we are proud to provide. We are fortunate to have a great partnership with Richard Adey, the owner of nearby Nether Woods, who very kindly allows us to use his wonderful site to go out and explore, have fun and learn. Forest School is currently led by Mrs Davies.
Please Click here for more information about our Forest School provision.

Our strong commitment to both environmental and global work is embedded within our curriculum and evidenced by the prestigious awards we are proud to hold...

The Eco-Schools Green Flag Award
This is operated globally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and nationally in England by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. The programme provides a framework for learning and action around biodiversity, energy, litter, global citizenship, healthy living, school transport, waste and water. Although there are more than 17,000 schools registered for the programme, our school is one of only around 1000 to hold the coveted Green Flag. What is more, thanks to our Eco leader, Miss Halsey, we have been accredited with this award no less than five times!

Please click here for more information about ECO in our school.


The International Schools Award (ISA)
Managed by the British Council, this globally-recognised award spotlights and celebrates how our school works with international partners, promotes positive, global attitudes, works toward curricular objectives and encourages an appreciation of diversity, other countries and cultures. We have recently been accredited with the British Council International School Award for the third time.

Miss Halsey leads our ISA work

Please click here for more information about ISA in our school.