Tel: 01332 557130

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

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.



NATIONAL CHOCOLATE DAY, WEDNESDAY 27th JANUARY – children under 5 come and celebrate with OVS! Delicious chocolate cupcake cookery demonstration from 2-3pm. Decorate your own cake to take home! Grownups welcome too!


TODDLER CLASSES every Thursday and Friday morning of Term. Call the School Office on 01332 557130 for m ore details or email


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Upcoming Events at OVS

February 2016

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    • Chinese New Year Celebration 2:00 PM

      Class 5’s Spring Roll cookery demonstration and tasting

  • 9
    • House Music Competition 1:30 PM

      1.30pm at St Matthew’s Church, Darley Abbey. All friends and family welcome.

  • 15
    • Half Term Commences 8:00 AM

      Half Term commences Monday 15th February and finished on Friday 19th February 2016.

  • 19
    • Half Term Ends 5:00 PM


  • 22
    • Return to School 8:00 AM


  • 23
    • Science Day 9:00 AM

      2016 theme is Space.

  • 28
    • OVS & St Bedes combined Ski Trip departs 8:00 AM