PRIMARY FOCUS: Newbold Church of England school

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This week Derbyshire Times photographers have turned the spotlight on Newbold Church of England Primary.

The school, which was labelled ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted inspectors in 2010, strives to provide “a good education within a harmonious and caring environment with outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.”

NDET 25-3-13 RKH 1 Newbold Church of England School  Chesterfield

NDET 25-3-13 RKH 1 Newbold Church of England School Chesterfield

Based on Cranborne Road, in Chesterfield, head teacher Canon David Mayo-Braiden said the school was a happy place and pupils came to class with smiles on their faces.

He added: “The school was founded in 1785 and there has been a church school in Newbold ever since.

“We have a strong Christian ethos. Children enjoy coming to school.

“We enjoy trips out, after-school clubs and lunch-time clubs.

“Children also have the opportunity to engage in music making.

“We get very positive feedback from parents.

“Pupils are happy and their little faces are beaming at the school gates, ready for the day ahead.

Next month the school will be unveiling a new play room and library extension.

It will be opened by The Right Reverend Humphrey Southern, the Bishop of Repton.