Tel: 01332 557130

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

Limited places are available for Reception and Key Stage 1 entry September 2017. Please contact the School Office to book your personal tour and appointment with the Headmaster.


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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