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11 Church Lane, Darley Abbey, Derby, DE22 1EW
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Welcome to the Old Vicarage School, an “OUTSTANDING” independent Nursery and Preparatory school for girls and boys aged 3 to 13 years.

In February 2015 the Independent School’s Inspectorate found OVSEXCELLENT” in every category. Please click on our report button to read the report in full. 

This site is designed to give an insight into the wonderful education on offer at the Old Vicarage School. As you glance at the different aspects of this site, I hope you will see what we can offer your child – an education tailored to their individual needs in a warm, family and nurturing environment. 

We want our children to develop a life-long love of learning, to be happy, confident and ‘glass half full’ in character. We achieve this through love, care and the personal attention we offer them in our family run school.



SAT 3rd OCTOBER – 1PM – 3PM. INFORMATION AFTERNOON Come and see what makes the OVS Excellent!

TUES 6th OCTOBER – 10am – NOON. Pre PREP OPEN MORNING. No appointment necessary


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Upcoming Events at OVS

October 2015

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    • U13 Netball V Dagfa House 2:00 PM

      Home fixture. Players will be notified by email.

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    • Rolls Royce Engineering Event for Year 6 & Year 7 pupils 9:00 AM

      Weekend event – Participants will be emailed details directly.

    • ISA U11 Hockey Tournament AWAY 9:00 AM


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    • ISA U9 and U11 5 aside Football Tournament 9:00 AM

      Players will be notified by email

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    • OVS Choir Sing at Padley Centre Fundraising Evening 7:00 PM

      Participants will be emailed details. All welcome to attend. Watch this space for further details or contact the School Office.

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    • Half Term Begins - Monday 19th October 8:00 AM

      Half term runs until Friday 30th October 2015

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    • Half Term ends 5:00 PM