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

HeadteacherMiss R Davies
Trust Business ManagerMrs T Adams
Business AssistantMrs S Hickton
Senior LeadersMr P Mallon     Mrs L Gregory Mr J Moore
SENCo Mrs V Unsworth
TeachersMr P MallonMrs J GrecoMrs C Hill
Miss L ShawMrs V UnsworthMrs R Cauldwell
Miss S ScarboroughMrs L GregoryMr J Moore
Mrs C LomasMrs R DunnachieMr M Zacharkiewicz
PPA CoverMr A Hopkinson                          Miss L Parkes 
Family Support WorkerMrs T Hawkins
Teaching AssistantsMiss E WarnockMrs K MustafaMiss C Hammond
Mrs M HooleMrs N RobeMrs R Keable
Mrs M MendezMrs H Lowndes 
Peripatetic Music TeachersMs S Dicks Mr S Fletcher Mrs H Temple 
CaretakersMr P Arnold  
CleanerMs M Longden
Midday Supervisors Miss H Lowndes Mrs V Cartwright Mrs A Hirst 
Mrs T Hobson Mrs J JaggerMrs 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

Denzil Bertie

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

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

Autumn Term 2022

INSET DAY: Thursday 1st September 2022
INSET DAY: Friday 2nd September 2022
School reopens: Monday 5th September 2022
School closes: Thursday 20th October 2022
INSET DAY: Friday 21st October
School reopens: Monday 31st October 2022
School closes: Thursday 22nd December 2022

Spring Term 2023

School Opens: Monday 9th January 2023
School closes: Friday 17th February 2023
INSET DAY: Monday 27th February 2023
School reopens: Tuesday 28th February 2023
School closes: Friday 31st March 2023

Summer Term 2023

School opens: Monday 17th April 2023
Bank holiday: Monday 1st May 2023
Bank holiday: Monday 8th May 2023
School closes: Friday 26th May 2023
INSET DAY: Monday 5th June 2023
School opens: Tuesday 6th June 2023
School closes: Friday 21st July 2023

You can view and download our confirmed INSET days and school term calendars here.

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)

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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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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