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Come and see what makes us so special.

Excellent results

Proudly delivering the highest quality education for your children

Ambitious achievers

Inspiring children to achieve the extraordinary

Committed learners

Fostering life-long curiosity and creativity

Responsible citizens

Encouraging each child to care for their community and one another

Mr L. Redfearn

Mr L. Redfearn


Welcome to Kniveton Church of England Primary School

At Kniveton C of E Primary we believe that all children have the potential to achieve the extraordinary.

When a child joins Kniveton, they become part of a supportive family that is dedicated to creating ambitious achievers, committed learners and responsible citizens. Our small class sizes allow us to build meaningful, long-lasting relationships with children. These strong bonds enable us to really get to know each and every child in our care, find out what inspires them and then challenge them to be brilliant in everything they do. 

Being in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, we foster a love of the great outdoors with regular lessons taking place in our forest area adjacent to the school, regular trips to neighbouring Carsington Water and half-termly school trips to special places like the Chatsworth Estate or Buxton Opera House.

On top of these meaingingful experiences, our dedicated staff ensure that every child’s journey from Nursery through to Year 6 delivers the highest standards of achievement (amongst the top 1% in the country) and inspires a genuine curiosity for the world around them.

Mr Redfearn

The latest from Kniveton

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During our music 🎼 lesson today the children in class 1 listened to the music ‘The Aquarium’ by Camille Saint-Saens. We selected instruments with the timbres that they thought would best represent the sparkling colourful fish. We enjoyed choosing and playing a selection of bells, tambourines and glockenspiels whilst accompanying the music. ... See MoreSee Less

Class 1 have started a new Art topic today. The children impressed us with their concentration as they created their 3D paper sculptures! ... See MoreSee Less

What a lovely start to Friday morning celebrating our wonderful achievements in church! ... See MoreSee Less

Dates for the diary

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Kniveton C of E Primary School

Main Street
Nr Ashbourne

Kniveton Primary School
Main Street
Nr Ashbourne

01335 342573
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