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Fritchley C of E (Aided) Primary School


Church Street, Fritchley, DE56 2FQ 01773 852216                  


We ended a busy Summer Term with lots of community events and it was great to see so many of you there, supporting our school.


Brass Concert


We enjoyed a fabulous brass concert in July, performed by our Year 3 and 4 children. They had been learning how to play the cornet, trumpet or trombone since last October, with Mr Rutter from the Derbyshire Music Partnership. We are amazed how skilful the children have become during that time and how in tuneful they sounded together! Who knows?... You might see some of them in Crich Brass in years to come!


The pupils put their all into their playing


Summer Fayre


The weather couldn’t have been better for this year’s summer fayre and it was great to see so many people from the local community at our annual event. It was a real success. Thank you to everyone who came to support us. You helped us to raise £600 for the school in just three hours!!


School Heroes


This year’s summer play was The Heroes of Troy, performed by our juniors.
“There’s nothing like a Greek holiday. And this was nothing like a Greek holiday!”

The children worked so hard helping one another to learn their lines, choreographing fight moves and encouraging each other throughout the performances. Where else would you see King Menelaus doing a tap-dance? We miss those who left us in July and send our school leavers our very best wishes as they start their journies at their respective secondary schools this term. We know they will continue to do well.


The Heroes of Troy went down a storm


Well Dressing


The designer of the school well dressing proudly shows off the finished frameThis year’s well dressing was designed by one of our pupils (pictured below) under the theme of “Animals At War”. We joined up with the Fritchley Pensioners for a service on The Green in July to have our wells blessed by Annette Love from St Mary’s Church.

The Fritchley Pensioners group also created a well dressing on the same theme, but focussed on the eggs produced in the area that were sent out to feed the troops in hospitals during the war.

The service was enhanced by our junior children performing two WW1 poems and the infant children singing ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary’.

We look forward to joining our pensioner friends next year to do it all again!

If you are interested in learning the art of well dressing, or are already skilled in the craft and would like to come and help our children create next year’s well, we would love to hear from you. Please do get in touch. We like to welcome all members of the community into our school.





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.