Old Hall Junior School

Old Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 3QR

        Tel: 01246 273801

Email: OHJEnquiries@learnerstrust.org

On behalf of the staff, governors and children may I welcome you to our website. We hope that you will find it useful and informative.

At Old Hall Junior School we endeavour to achieve high standards in all that we do. Our aim is to make learning as enjoyable and exciting as possible for the children. All this takes place in a friendly, supportive atmosphere which is shown in the happy, confident and secure children that we see around school.

We hope that the website will give you a flavour of our school. If you can not find the information that you require please do not hesitate to contact us.

About Us

Achieving Success,

Inspiring Caring, Enquiring Minds


It is our aim for all our children to achieve success and leave Old Hall Junior as happy, self-confident, independent and responsible learners. We want to inspire our children to develop a life-long love of learning and help them to develop enquiring minds to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for life in the twenty-first century and recognise the important role they play in our local, national and global society.

At Old Hall we aim to support our children to be caring and tolerant individuals who are respectful and understanding of other peoples’ religion, moral values and ways of life. We foster

  • To have high aspirations and expectations of everyone who is part of our school community.
  • To create an environment of openness, honesty, kindness, fairness, tolerance and respect.
  • To inspire our pupils to have a life-long love of learning and develop skills for life and be leaders of change.
  • A commitment to an inspirational and creative curriculum where children have the opportunity to attain at the highest standards and be successful young people.
  • To make a positive contribution to our local, British and world community and to understand their rights and responsibilities as global citizens.
  • Our whole school community has committed to work together to help children achieve their potential by providing a nurturing, caring and safe environment where we respect and value each other’s strengths and differences.
  • Every child has the opportunity to become successful, happy, self-confident, independent and responsible learners.
  • Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and be resilient in their approach; they strive to be the best that they can be and show pride in their achievements.
  • Children have access to a broad, balanced and aspirational curriculum to promote learning which enables them all to be successfulfrom their varying starting points.
  • Through our curriculum, children are taught about their rights and related responsibilities to be active members of the worldwide community.
  • We believe that all children and stakeholders of our school have a voice and are listened to and their views and opinions are valued and used to shape the future and direction of our school.
  • To develop caring, empathetic, compassionate pupils, who are open-minded, tolerant and accepting of others regardless of their background.

You can find all our documents regarding our visions, aims, and values here   including British values and equality objectives

Headteacher Miss R Davies
Trust Business Manager Mrs T Adams
Business Assistant Mrs S Hickton
Senior Leaders Mr P Mallon      Mrs L Gregory 
SENCo  Mrs V Unsworth
Teachers Mr P Mallon Mrs R Dunnachie Mrs C Hill
Miss L Shaw Mrs V Unsworth Mrs R Cauldwell
Mr M Zacharkiewicz Mrs L Gregory Mr J Moore
Mrs C Lomas
PPA Cover Mr A Hopkinson                           Miss L Parkes  
Family Support Worker Mrs T Hawkins
Teaching Assistants Miss E Warnock Mrs K Mustafa Miss C Hammond
Mrs M Hoole Mrs N Robe Mrs R Keable
Mrs H Lowndes  
Peripatetic Music Teachers Ms S Dicks  Mr S Fletcher  Mrs H Temple 
Caretakers Mr P Arnold    
Cleaner Ms M Longden
Midday Supervisors  Miss H Lowndes  Mrs V Cartwright  Mrs A Hirst 
Mrs T Hobson  Mrs S Mitchell 

Trust Partner: Jonathan Brookes

Headteacher: Rachel Davies

Chair: Ian Barber (Co-Opted)

Safeguarding Champion: Phillip Mallon (Co-Opted)

Sarah Cooper

Susan Kirkland-Wells

Rachel Smith

Emma Treves

Darren Hirst

Ian Levers



You can view and download all documents relating to our school champions here – incuding attendance registers, meeting minutes, and register of interest forms. 

School Information

Y3 – Holly

Y3 – Maple

Y4 – Ash 

Y4 – Willow

Y5 – Silverbirch

Y5 – Sycamore 

Y6 – Oak 

Y6 – Yew

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Leave of Absence for Family Holidays

We would just like to remind parents that we do not generally authorise holidays taken in term-time.  It is only in exceptional circumstances that holidays in term-time would be approved.  If you are planning to take your child on holiday, you need to fill in a leave of absence request form at least 14 days before the holiday starts.  You will then receive a response informing you of whether your request has been accepted.  If your request for leave of absence has not been authorised and you take your child out of school during term-time, you may be subject to a fixed penalty notice issued by Derbyshire County Council.

Please request leave of absence forms from the school office via ParentMail or click here to download one.

Consent for Administering Medicines

Old Hall Junior School is part of the Learners’ Trust MAT. We continue to follow the Derbyshire Admissions Policy and Guidelines. Please contact the local authority to find out about our admissions arrangements.

Local authority website, or call 01629 537479.
Local authority’s admissions criteria

Our school day begins 8:55am and we finish at 3:30pm (32 hours 55 minutes per week)

Our commitment to Safeguarding


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All Staff are employed subject to a DBS check and undergo Safeguarding training prior to starting their role. There is annual Safeguarding training for all staff.

Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed in the Safeguarding section of our website.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. If a member of staff is concerned about a child’s welfare, they will record their concern, and any observations or conversation heard using our secure online system CPOMS. The concern will also be reported to one of the DSLs as soon as possible the same day.

If a member of staff has concerns which relate to the actions or behaviour of another member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then this will be reported to one of the DSLs in confidence, who will refer the matter to the Headteacher (or the Trust if the concern relates to the Headteacher) who will consider what action to take.

We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our school please talk to one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead s (DSLs) shared below.

As a result of internal audit and DfE recommendations, the school has directly adopted the LA Safeguarding policy and any school specific information is contained within the safeguarding poster below.

Safeguarding Policies and Documents.

School Curriculum and Standards

We are proud to offer an amazing opportunity that will bring fitness classes directly to your home, made possible by the National Lottery Community Fund.

At the click of a button you will have access to a wide variety of fun exercise workouts, suitable for the whole family and for all abilities. Whether you’re at school, in your living room or at the local park this is a great and inclusive way to be active together.

Simply click on this link and enter the password “pk” to access the brilliant range of activities.

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SEND Policy

SEND Information Report

Our SENDCo is Mrs Unsworth, please contact her via the school office regarding any SEND-related questions. 

Our school’s latest progress and attainment figures can be found on the Department for Education’s website. 

Please note: The government will not publish KS2 school level data for the 2021 to 2022 academic year. They have archived data from the 2018 to 2019 academic year because they recognise that the data from that year may no longer reflect current performance.


 ** You can request a printed copy of any of the above free of charge. **

Contact Details


Old Hall Junior School, Old Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 3QR

Directions: If using a Sat-nav please type in 103 Old Road and not the postcode.

Tel: 01246 273801

Email: OHJEnquiries@learnerstrust.org

For all enquiries please contact Mrs S Hickton using the contact details above.

If you wish to contact our Headteacher, Miss R Davies, please contact the school office using the number provided above.

If you wish to contact our SENCo, Mrs V Unsworth, please contact the school office using the number provided above.

If you wish to make a complaint please contact the school office in the first instance.

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