A Warm Welcome

Welcome to our school. A very exciting journey starts here…

Ladycross is a very exciting place to work. Visitors comment on the vibrant, busy classrooms and central areas and the welcoming friendly feel we have created. We want all children to achieve to the best of their abilities.

The adults work hard to make sure the children make friends, learn and have fun. Our motto is ‘A Learning Zone’. Ladycross is all about learning, whether you are a child, adult or visitor. We also pride ourselves on being a ‘thinking school‘. Great emphasis is placed on applying the learning undertake to situation outside of the lesson environment. We explain, apply, analyse, synthesise and evaluate, solving problems and investigating hypotheses across the curriculum using core skills.

We know children learn differently from each other and need to be able to think for themselves as they learn actively. We plan lots of exciting activities, visits and visitors to ensure children are excited about what they are doing. From visiting birds of prey, visits to Sherwood Forest, seaside drama days and visiting artists and poets, we believe the children have a love for learning and a thirst for knowledge. We also make sure that Ladycross is a happy place, and that children do their very best during their time here. We realise that all children learn differently and enjoy different things. Children also need to be happy and have fun.

There are moments that make us proud every day, when children learn new things and make another small step in their progress, and we see them having fun and making friends.

If you would like to visit Ladycross, we would be pleased to see you to answer any questions you may have.

If you would like to apply for a place for your child at Ladycross, please visit Derbyshire County Council’s website for guidance on the application process.


Mr Hooley and Mr Hunt - Co Head Teachers

A Welcome from the Children


We want to welcome you to our school! Ladycross is good because the teachers make learning fun. We enjoy learning because we have visits and special visitors to work with us. We can all make friends too. Playtimes are good because there are lots of activities to do. Everyone is welcome. We have our special school values that we want everyone to share. All the adults look after us and keep us happy and safe.