We are a small, friendly school, with approximately 85 children on roll, in the High Peak area of Derbyshire. We pride ourselves on our commitment to providing the best possible education for our children, whatever their needs.

From here, you will be able to get a taste of what school life is like at Furness Vale Primary School by looking at the School Prospectus, Video and our Blog.

At Furness Vale Primary School we aim to provide the best quality learning experiences for all our children in a safe, secure, caring and welcoming atmosphere.

It is a place in which children are challenged to become self-confident, independent learners, making good progress to achieve​ their potential, whatever their starting-point, skills and abilities.

There are high expectations in terms of behaviour and work. We foster respect for and understanding of others within our school and local community, and in the wider world.


Sports Premium

At Furness Vale Primary School, we believe that every child should enjoy sport and physical activity and have opportunities to try as many different types of sport as possible, in order to be physically active and healthy. Our use of the funding (outlined below) ensures that every child in our school has regular opportunities to …

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Welcome Back Anne!

Dear Parents and Carers, I am pleased to be able to let you know that Anne has now returned to work as our School Crossing Patrol Officer and a Deputy has also been appointed should they be required. Yours sincerely, Carol Taylor Headteacher

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Main Entrance Security

Dear Parents/Carers, We are very pleased to inform you that we are having a fob security system installed in the main entrance. We are aware that pass codes can become known and shared. Although this hasn’t been a security risk, we wanted to tighten up procedures so it doesn’t become one. This will affect the …

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Derbyshire Police – Safeguarding

This school will receive from Derbyshire Police a notification of every incident that has been reported to them or known to them of domestic abuse where a child is known to be living in the household. This is a Derbyshire Police initiative working with Derbyshire County Council Children’s Services. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and this …

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