Fox Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 6TH

01246 823324

Scarcliffe Primary School

Strive to Shine



Welcome to our school website. 

Here at Scarcliffe Primary we aim to make learning full of challenge, curiosity and fun.  We have a strong commitment to community with a dedicated team of staff and governors who work hard to ensure our pupils are provided with the best education.  Please click here to read our school vision and core values.

The website aims to give you some insight into the school and we hope you find the information you are looking for. Should you need more information or would like to arrange a visit please contact us on 01246 823324.

Redhill Academy Trust

On 1st April 2023, Scarcliffe Primary joined Redhill Academy Trust.  We are proud to be part of the trust and work closely with many different members of staff within Redhill to make sure we offer the very best standard of education we can to our pupils.  

For more information about the trust, please visit the website below:

Attendance for the academic year 2023-24:

 [Correct at 12/11/2023]

Class 1 - 97.7%

Class 2 - 97.4%

Class 3 - 96.5%

Class 4 - 97.6%

Whole school - 97.3%


Current national average for primary: 94.0%

 (22nd May 2023) 



A Day in the life of Scarcliffe Pupils:

Recently we invited Sarah Mann (a local photographer) in to school to capture our children at work and play.  These pictures capture some of the things that take place each day.  

We hope you enjoy the slideshow.

If you are impressed with the quality of the pictures and are looking for a local photographer, why not consider Sarah Mann.  Click on the link below to visit her website.

Sarah Mann website

We are always very keen to hear feedback from parents - both positive and developmental.  If you have the time, why not complete the Parent View questionnaire on OfSTED's website.  Click the link above. 

Website Hits: 95606

Community Directory for Families 

Derbyshire County Council's community directory is for children, young people and their families to search for a wide range of services and support on offer.

You can use it to find information on:

  • a wide range of activities
  • family support and parenting
  • money and benefits
  • housing
  • learning, skills and employment
  • national support groups

We do not endorse or recommend services. We advise you to carefully consider which service is right for you and your family.


Please click here to see the directory.


Safeguarding children

The most important job we have in school is to keep our pupils safe.  All staff receive regular safeguarding training and we have systems to ensure that any risks or concerns are reported and dealt with quickly.  

In school we have a designated safeguarding lead and a deputy designated safeguarding lead. They are Mr Marsh (DSL) and Miss Baldwin (deputy DSL).  Our lead safeguarding governor is Mrs Smyth.  If you ever have any safeguarding concerns you can always speak to any member of staff.  If you have any concerns about the safety or well-being of any member of our school community, these should be shared with the head teacher -

We think that it's important for children to know how to keep themselves safe.  The children in Class 4 have designed a leaflet to show children how to stay safe and give them information about what to do if they feel at risk of harm.  CLICK HERE for a copy of the child friendly leaflet.  

One of the biggest challenges we face nowadays is keeping children safe online.  We work hard to make sure children have the skills and knowledge needed.  

Below are a number of links that you can use to help keep your children safe when they are on the Internet.

If you are concerned about your child's online safety it might need to be reported to the police.  You can do this by reporting concerns to CEOP.  Click on the image below for more information and to make a report.  

Safeguarding during periods of school closure / holidays

Our number one priority is always to safeguard our pupils.  If you have any concerns in relation to the safety or well-being of children during periods of remote learning (or during school holidays), these should be shared immediately with the head teacher (  If the concerns are regarding the head teacher, they should be shared with the chair of governors (Chris Mellard-Sibley:  

If you are not satisfied with the response from the school, or if a child is at immediate risk of harm, then you should call starting point on 01629 533190. 

School Events & Key Dates 2022 -23:

 18th July – Class Dojo Treat Afternoon

19th July - Y6 Leavers Assembly (6:00pm)

20th July – Last day for children

21st July - School closed for INSET training

21st July - End of Term 6




 Thursday 1st September 2022

Friday 2nd September 2022

Monday 9th January 2023

Monday 5th June 2023

Friday 21st July 2023

School Events & Key Dates 2023 -24:


4th September - Start of Term 1

4th September - INSET training – School Closed

5th September - INSET training – School Closed

6th September - Children’s First Day Back

11th September – Class 1 Parent/Carer Meeting – Key Messages (3:30 – 4:15pm)

12th September – Class 3 Parent/Carer Meeting – Key Messages (3:30 – 4:15pm)

14th September – Class 2 Parent/Carer Meeting – Key Messages (3:30 – 4:15pm)

15th September – Class 4 Parent/Carer Meeting – Key Messages (3:45 – 4:30pm)

3rd October – Individual and family photos taken

13th October – Deadline to order Cauliflower Christmas Cards

26th October – Children’s last day of the term

27th October – INSET Training – School Closed

27th October - End of Term 1


6th November - Start of Term 2

10th November – PTA – Spooky Disco (Lower School – 3:30 – 5:00pm, Upper School – 5:00 – 6:30pm)

15th November – Progress Review Evening (3:45 – 6:30pm)

16th November – Progress Review Evening (3:45 – 5:30pm)

17th November – Children in Need Day

2nd December – Bolsover Lantern Parade

4th December – Pantomime in School (Sleeping Beauty)

8th December -CLass 3 and 4 rehearsal day at The Bolsover School

12th December – KS2 Christmas Play (6:00pm – 7:30pm) – The Bolsover School

14th December - Class 1 and 2 Nativity (9:30am and 2:00pm) - Performance 1 and 2

15th December – Class 1 and 2 Nativity (9:30am) - Performance 3. 

20th December – Christmas Dinner Day

22nd December - Christmas Party Food Dinner

22nd December – Christmas Parties   

22nd December - End of Term 2


8th January - Start of Term 3

8th January – INSET Training – School Closed

16th February - End of Term 3


26th February - Start of Term 4

w/b 26th Feb – Order Leaver’s Hoodies

7th March – World Book Day

5th March – Progress Review Evening (3:45 – 6:30pm)

7th March – Progress Review Evening (3:45 – 5:30pm)

28th March – PTA – Bingo Night (6:00 – 7:30pm)

28th March - End of Term 4

29th March – Bank Holiday (Good Friday)


15th April - Start of Term 5

25th April – Year 5 at Pleasley Vale – Session 1

 1st May – Class Photos

2nd May – Year 5 at Pleasley Vale – Session 2

6th May – Bank Holiday Monday

9th May – Year 5 at Pleasley Vale – Session 3

w/b 13th May – Year 6 SATs Week

20th – 22nd May – Class 3 & 4 residential visit to Whitehall

24th May - End of Term 5


3rd June - Start of Term 6

5th June – Y6 Celebration Event with Sports Partnership – English Institute of Sport

11th June – Sports Day – FIRST CHOICE (1:30pm – 3:00pm)

w/b 17th June – Junior Gym in all week (TBC)

18th June – Sports Day – BACK-UP Date (As above)

20th June – Sponsored Mini Marathon

26th June – New to FS2 parent meeting (5:30 – 6:30pm)

1st July – INSET Training – School Closed

3rd July – Stay and Play for New FS2 children (1:30 – 2:30pm)

8th July – End of Year reports sent home

10th July – Transition Day – All year groups move up

10th July – Stay and Play 2 for new FS2 children (9:30 – 11:30am)

11th July – Y6 Treat Day

16th July – Open evening to discuss reports and see books (6:00 – 7:30pm)

18th July – Class Dojo Treat Afternoon (Non-uniform day)

22nd July - Y6 Leavers Assembly (6:00pm)

23rd July - End of Term 6


Monday 4th September 2023

Tuesday 5th September 2023

Friday 27th October 2023

Monday 8th January 2024

Monday 1st July 2024