Pre-school | From age 3 upwards

The first steps your child takes into education are the most important. Your child is unique and here in the primary department we want to give them the best start on the road to lifelong learning.

Our experienced and enthusiastic staff do this in a caring, creative and fun environment in which your child can flourish. We offer pre-school places to both girls and boys aged 3 to 4, welcoming children from the start of term after their third birthday. Our pre-school class is known as the Wrens (all classes in our infant section are named after birds) and they have their own, purpose-built dedicated space in our brand new Infant School building in which to play, learn and grow.

To watch a video of frequently asked questions from new parents please click the video link below. 

Our pre-school team is led by Miss Holmes, a highly experienced teacher who is very ably supported by dedicated classroom assistants.  There is always an atmosphere of fun in the Wrens, they can usually be found dressing up, role playing, using the outdoor climbing equipment and sand or water play equipment as well as observing caterpillars transforming into butterflies, learning initial phonics and letter formations, modelling clay, painting and a wealth of other artistic pursuits.  

Visiting parents are always surprised at how articulate our Early Years pupils are – our small class sizes enable us to give each child the individual attention they need at this age. Children are encouraged to progress at their own pace and to develop confidence in their own abilities right from the age of three.

In the Wrens we offer both full and part-time places. Details of the Early Years Funding Scheme are available by clicking here. Fees can also be paid monthly.

The best way to find out more about Derby High Primary is to come and have a look around, seeing our children in their own environment. 

Contact our Registrar to arrange a tour at a time that is convenient to you. Click here for details of our forthcoming Open Events.

To watch our Derby High Little Learners Club episodes from March, click onto the vidoes below. These were broadcast live every Friday from our Pre-School in March for 2 to 4 years in the Derby area. We hope you enjoy joining our Pre-School through these episodes and learn more about our early years provision.