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Primary Schools

Five schools in Alfreton provide general education to primary school aged children.

Christ the King Catholic Primary School

Christ the King is a voluntary aided Catholic school teaching children from the ages of 3 to 11, it is the only mainstream school in Alfreton which covers the entire primary age. Until their fifth birthday children at the school attend a part time nursery rather than the standard September entry to the  Reception class for children aged 4 or 5 found in most schools. The school’s latest Ofsted inspection, conducted in September 2011, rated the school’s overall performance as ‘good’

Copthorne Infant School

Copthorne Infant School teaches children aged 4 to 7, the small school building currently accommodates around 90 children. Following the Ofsted inspection in April 2013 the school was given an overall rating of ‘good’.

Croft Infant School

Croft Infant School teaches children aged 4-7 in a grade 2 listed building. The school celebrated its centenary in 2007. Located on Marshall Street the site is mere metres across the road from Woodbridge Junior School. The school’s most recent Ofsted inspection, conducted in 2007, rated it as an ‘outstanding’ establishment overall.

Leys Junior School

Leys Junior School teaches around 190 children aged 7 to 11 and mainly covers the eastern area of Alfreton. In September 2012 the school was judged as ‘requiring improvement’ by its Ofsted inspectors.

Woodbridge Junior School

Woodbridge Junior School teaches around 120 pupils aged 7-11, the main pupil body comes from the west of Alfreton. The school is located on Grange Street, incredibly close to both Croft Infant School and Alfreton Grange Arts College. The latest Ofsted report, conducted in June 2012, rated the school’s overall performance as satisfactory. In 2012 and early 2013 staff, parents, governors and local people successfully fought a government move to turn the school into an academy. 

Secondary Schools and Sixth Form

Alfreton Grange Arts College

Alfreton Grange Arts College (AGAC), so named due to its location on Grange Street, was launched in 2008. The college is a rebranded version of the town’s secondary school which was formerly known as Mortimer Wilson School, many locals continue to use this name. The rebranding coincided with the college being awarded status as a specialist arts institution. AGAC teaches secondary pupils aged 11-16 as well as offering an A Level syllabus for students aged 16-18. The latest Ofsted report, conducted in November 2011, rated the college’s overall performance as ‘satisfactory’.

Special Schools

Alfreton Park Community Special School

Alfreton Park Community Special School is set within the grounds of Alfreton park and provides education to children and young people aged 2 to 19 with special needs. Admission to the school is determined by Derbyshire County Council Special Needs Department. In May 2013 Ofsted rated the school’s overall performance as ‘good’.

Vocational Training

Alfreton Vocational Academy

Alfreton Vocational Academy is located within the Genesis Social Enterprise Centre. It offers vocational training in areas such as construction, motor vehicle maintenance, engineering and beauty therapy to students aged 14-16 as a part of their timetabled school curriculum, as well as to post 16 students. Pupils travel from the local Alfreton Grange Arts College, Frederick Gent School, and Swanwick Hall School to take courses at the academy alongside their GCSE studies.

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