- Ockbrook School
Ockbrook SchoolIn Christo Omnia Possum Address The Settlement
Ockbrook, DE72 3RJ, England
Coordinates Coordinates: Information Religious affiliation(s) Christian Denomination Moravian Church Founder Moravian Church Age 3 to 11 (boys) or 18 (girls) Website www.ockbrook.derby.sch.uk
The school is for girls aged 2–18 and boys aged 2–11, being made up of a Nursery, Primary Department, Senior Department and Sixth Form. Pupils are mainly admitted at the ages of 3, 5, 11 and 16. Prospective pupils ages 11–16 are required to sit an entrance exam.
A history of the school was published in 2000 as part of the bicentenary celebrations (1799–1999).
The current Head Teacher is Mrs A Steele, aided by Mrs J Gwatkin in the post of Deputy Head Teacher.
In the academic year commencing September 2008 Mrs C Saunders was elected as Head of Sixth form as part of an effort to improve the Sixth Form at the school. Saunders is deputied by Mr N Gupta
The main building in the school, referred to as "main school" is used for most lessons and houses the English, Maths, Humanities and Languages departments, along with other smaller classrooms for 6th form use. The main school also provides form rooms for years 7–11, along with a dedicated Sixth Form area.
The Grange is a primary building located near to the main school, next to the Birtill Hall (named after a previous Head Teacher.) The Mount is a further primary building, housing nursery and years 1, 2 and 3. Pupils move over to The Grange for years 4, 5 and 6.
The school also has a sports complex, arts and technology complex and science complex (opened in 2003.) The school has a heated indoor swimming pool which is claimed to be the oldest in England still in use at a school.
Notes and references
- ^ Ockbrook School, Boarding.
- ^ PictureThePast, accessed September 2009
- ^ Bold Shall I Stand, James Muckle, Ockbrook School, ISBN 0953660001
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