Ockbrook School

Ockbrook School
Ockbrook School
In Christo Omnia Possum
The Settlement
Ockbrook, DE72 3RJ, England
Ockbrook School is located in Derbyshire
Ockbrook School
Coordinates 52°55′16″N 1°22′34″W / 52.921°N 1.3761°W / 52.921; -1.3761Coordinates: 52°55′16″N 1°22′34″W / 52.921°N 1.3761°W / 52.921; -1.3761
Religious affiliation(s) Christian
Denomination Moravian Church
Founder Moravian Church
Age 3 to 11 (boys) or 18 (girls)

Ockbrook School is an Independent School located in the village of Ockbrook on the outskirts of Derby. The school admits both day pupils and boarders.[1]

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.



An extension to the Ladies school in the 1880s.

The school was founded in 1799 by the Moravian Church and still maintains a Christian ethos. The school was originally a ladies school and the boy's school did not open until 1813.[2]

A history of the school was published in 2000 as part of the bicentenary celebrations (1799–1999).[3]

Senior Leadership

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

  1. ^ Ockbrook School, Boarding.
  2. ^ PictureThePast, accessed September 2009
  3. ^ Bold Shall I Stand, James Muckle, Ockbrook School, ISBN 0953660001

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