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Fritchley C of E (Aided) Primary School


Church Street, Fritchley, DE56 2FQ 01773 852216                  


It was great to see so many people from the local community during the summer term.


The children enjoy participating in local events and welcoming and performing for the community within school.

pupils took part in Crich Careline's 10 year celebrationsWe were thrilled to take part in Crich Careline’s ten year anniversary celebrations at Crich Wesley Chapel in June. Despite a long, hot walk up the hill to Chapel Lane, our Wingfield Class children sang beautifully and we were really proud of them.






the sports day was enjoyed by all the pupilsOriginally cancelled due to rain, our school sports day finally went ahead on a sunny morning in July. It was great to see so many local spectators at the event. As usual, our dressing-up races caused the most laughs!

Thank you to all who attended our summer fair We are currently raising funds for a fabulous new computer suite and you helped us to raise £550 towards this. That’s fantastic!




the summer play was Alice in WonderlandThis year’s juniors’ summer play was Alice in Wonderland – the musical.

It was great to see so many spectators joining in with the singing. It was a brilliant performance by all involved.

I feel quite emotional. That was beautiful.” (Frances James).

The children have worked so hard. I am so proud to be the headteacher of this school.” (Karin Baker).



And the award for community participation has to go to the audience who came to see the Year 3 and 4 Samba Concert. They children demonstrated how well they had learned to play the tambors, agogo bells, surdos and ganzás over the summer term. The audience who came to watch and listen ended up being part of the show, too, following the children’s actions and showing us their best samba moves. The children were very impressed with the hall full of so many snaking hips! Thanks to all who joined us for being such great sports and joining in the fun.


everyone joined in with the samba concert  audience participation was encouraged

On the penultimate day of the summer term, we were joined at our Year 6 leavers’ assembly by Reverand Phillip Brooks and Councillor Valerie Thorpe. Reverand Brooks has been a governor at Fritchley Primary school for nearly twenty years and the school thanked him by dedicating our spiritual garden to him. The Reverand unveiled a plaque that will always remind us of him and all he has done for our school. He will be missed.


the spiritual garden was dedicated to the reverand Philip Brooks  the garden plaque dedicated to the Reverand Philip Brooks



a pear tree was planted in the garden and didicated to Councillor Valerie ThorpeWe also planted a pear tree in the garden, dedicated to Councillor Valerie Thorpe for her long service as a governor with Fritchley Primary school. We hope that the tree will grow from strength to strength, just as Councillor Thorpe has helped our school to blossom and grow stronger over the years.









Pictured - Nursery and Reception Teacher,
Jo Whitehouse with Councillor Thorpe.


Please see our school website and Facebook page for information on future events.


  We offer an extensive, newly furnished setting with free flow learning both indoors and outdoors in all weather. If you would like to visit our school to see our fabulous nursery space and to speak to our friendly staff, please telephone us on 01773 852216.

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Fritchley CE Aided Primary School.


Karin Baker, Headteacher.