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Calow School was founded in 1854 on Top Road, on land donated by Earl Manvers. The Church of England paid for the building and maintenance. During the 1960’s and 70’s there were separate Infant and Junior Schools on Church Lane and North Road respectively. In September 1987 the Infant and Junior Schools amalgamated and became a Primary School. A Nursery was opened in 1988.The school has retained its Church of England, Voluntary Controlled status and provides education for children aged 3+ to 11 years.At present there are 200 children in 7 classes, that includes a 26 place Nursery.The children are taught in classes of one age range only, organised so that each child can develop his/her full potential. The needs of each child are considered, and at times they will be working in pairs, groups or as a whole class and the emphasis is upon cooperating to achieve common aims. Additional help is available at times for children who have specific learning difficulties.Nursery entry is on a part-time basis, in the mornings only.Children will be admitted as soon after their 3rd birthday as possible.Admission to the Nursery Class does not automatically mean that your child will transfer to the Infant Department, if you live out of the normal area.All parents must apply for their children to enter full-time education, regardless of whether they live in the normal area or not.
Children are admitted into full-time education in September.