Welcome to Penny Acres Primary School

"The school is moving forward quickly". OFSTED report – June 2012

School Life : Welcome

The school:

  • is a small rural school in the village of Holmesfield
  • has small class sizes
  • has school dinners fully prepared and cooked on the premises
  • has a large playground to the front and a playing field at the back of school
  • is within a 5-10 minute drive from anywhere in Dronfield, Coal Aston or the Totley and Bradway areas of Sheffield and a 15 minute drive from the Newbold area of Chesterfield.

For details on where to find us, please see our location map.

OFSTED inspection:

Penny Acres Primary School was inspected in June 2012 and we were judged to be "good overall with an outstanding level of personal care and guidance".
To view the full report please visit the OFSTED website (opens in a new window).

OFSTED quotes:

Achievement of pupils
"Parents and carers all say in their questionnaires that their children are making good progress". OFSTED report – June 2012

Quality of teaching
"Parents and carers all say that their children are taught well.  Inspectors observed much good teaching during the inspection, and some was outstanding". OFSTED report - June 2012

Behaviour and safety of pupils
"Pupils rightly say that behaviour is 'really good' and they feel very safe in school.  All of their parents and carers agree.  The pupils' exemplary behaviour and keen desire to learn are key factors in their rapidly accelerating progress".
"Pupils describe the school as 'unbelievably caring'".
"Pupils have a very mature attitude to school and to their learning". OFSTED report – June 2012

Leadership and management
"Rapid improvement in the past year". OFSTED report – June 2012


Last updated: January 16th, 2013
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