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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

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What a truly spectacular show this was. We are so lucky to have such a talented group of young performers in our school community! From the moment the curtains opened, we were captivated by their energy, enthusiasm, and sheer joy on stage. "A Bee Musical" was buzzing with excitement, and it was evident that every child poured their heart and soul into their performances. We laughed, we cheered, and we were thoroughly entertained from start to finish. A huge round of applause to all the young stars, as well as the dedicated teachers and parents who helped bring this incredible production to life. We can't wait to see what these budding stars have in store for us next! 🐝🎶 ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done boys and girls it was lovely to watch x

Great performers - well done all of you!

Brilliant! Well done to everyone involved. 👏👏

This is brilliant!! Well done everyone 🥰

Amazing everyone. You were all fantastic 👏👏💙💙

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We are having a lovely morning in Class 2!

Before our final performance this afternoon, we are making some Easter baskets and Easter eggs 🪺
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Class 3 Forest School Fun ... See MoreSee Less

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This explains the clothes!! So much fun xx

That explains the shrieking at the bottom of the garden!!!xxx

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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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