Tel: 01332 557130

11 Church Lane, Darley Abbey, Derby, DE22 1EW


 Monday 25th April, 9.30 – 11.30am.

Come and see the School at work and play.    

Book your visit by emailing or call us on 01332 557130


Welcome to the Old Vicarage School, an “OUTSTANDING” independent Nursery and Preparatory school for girls and boys aged 2 1/2 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.




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Upcoming Events at OVS

May 2016

  • 9
    • Chess Championships Commence 9:00 AM

      Junior and Senior competitions take place this week

  • 14
    • OVS May Ball 6:00 PM


  • 16
    • Young Authors Competition deadline 9:00 AM


    • 13+ Common Entrance Examinations 9:00 AM

      take place this week. Timetable is set externally.

  • 17
    • Class 4s Pasta Cookery demonstration 2:00 PM


  • 19
    • Young Authors Competition Presentation Afternoon 12:00 AM


  • 20
    • ISA U11 National Football Finals 9:00 AM

      OVS has made it again – congratulations boys and good luck today.

    • School Play Dress Rehearsal 1:00 PM


  • 21
    • OLIVER! School Play Production 2:00 PM

      time to be confirmed

  • 27
    • Break for Half Term 5:00 PM

      Half Term Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June

  • 30
    • Half Term 8:00 AM

      Half Term Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June