About Our School

School Classification

Dereham Church Infant and Nursery School is a Voluntary Aided School, catering for boys and girls aged between 3 and 7 years. As a Voluntary Aided School, the Governing Body has responsibility for the way in which the school is run.

School Ethos

Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at Parish and Diocesan levels.

Equal Opportunities

Dereham Church Infant and Nursery School is committed to providing equal opportunities to its whole school community.  The school has a Single Equalities Scheme and action plan which integrates our statutory duties in relation to race, disability and gender and promoting community cohesion.  The duties cover staff, pupils, parents, governors.

School Organisation

The main school has a maximum capacity of 180 pupils with an annual intake of 60.  Children are organised into 6 classes:
Year Group    
Reception Pearl Class Ruby Class
Year 1 Sapphire Class Diamond Class
Year 2 Topaz Class Emerald Class

Teachers work in teams to plan and evaluate.  Each classteacher takes responsibility for the wellbeing and teaching and learning of the children in their care.

The Nursery has places for 52 part-time pupils.  We offer 15 hours a week (5 x 3hr sessions) Monday – Friday throughout the academic year with the opportunity to attend 30 hours a week by adding afternoon sessions (12-3pm).

The Nursery class is known as Amber Class.  Admission to the Nursery is the term after the child’s third birthday. Spring and Summer term admissions are subject to availability of places.

The School Day

Main School

8:45am – School Opens

10:30 – 10:45 – Break Time

12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch Time

3:05pm – Home Time


Morning Session – 9:00 – 12:00pm

Afternoon Session – 12:00 – 3:00pm

Public Queries

If you have any questions or queries about the school, please contact the Headteacher.