Somercotes Infants & Nursery

Nottingham Road, Somercotes, Derbyshire, DE55 4LY

        Tel: 01773 608678


At Somercotes Infant and Nursery, we offer a positive climate where children are encouraged to develop their learning together, practise their skills and truly ‘Dream, Believe and Achieve.’ We have developed a rich curriculum built upon our core, underpinning values.

Our core values are important to us.  We aim to provide opportunities for children to be independent and resilient in their approach to learning whilst developing respect, compassion and aspirations in order to Dream, Believe and Achieve.  

The school is very much at the heart of the community and we make every effort to engage the whole family and make links to the children’s learning within the community.

I love our school and I am exceptionally proud of all the children and what they achieve on a daily basis.

We hope you find our website useful and informative. If you have any enquires please do not hesitate to get in touch with our school office team on 01773 608678 who will be more than happy to help you.


Sarah Gray


About Us

Executive Head Teacher: Mrs H Kirkup (Head Teacher Monday and Tuesday)

Head Teacher: Mrs S Gray (Wednesday – Friday)

Trust Partner: Mrs L Bird

Business Manager: Mrs T Adams 

School Administrator: Mrs R Hoyland 

Family Support Worker: Mr G Marsden

SENCO: Mrs E Brown


Mrs J Bonser  

Miss Shakleton

Mrs E Brown 

Miss H Perkins

Mrs B Taylor

Miss K Williams

 Ms N Game 

Inclusion Mentor: Mr S Lillie

Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs J Hole 


Teaching Assistant/SENTA:

Mrs J Davies

Mrs L Melrose

Miss T Hinchliff

Mrs K Martin

Mrs R Fenn

Mrs J Bennett

Mrs K Roberts

Mrs S Davies

Mrs Mallabone

Ms Boddy

Breakfast Club Supervisor: Mrs B Feast

Lunchtime Supervisors:

Mrs E McCabe

Mrs J McCubbin

Mrs D Wyer

Site Premises: Mr R Morley – Vertas

Site Cleaning: Vertas Cleaning

Mellors Catering: Mrs B Feast & Mrs K Lander

School Maintenance: Ad Rad

You can view and download our full staff list here. 

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

Somercotes Infant and Nursery 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

Nursery: 8.50am – 11.50am (15 hours per week)

Reception: 8.45am – 3.15pm (32.5 hours per week)

Key Stage 1: 8.45am – 3.20pm (32.9 hour per week)

School Curriculum and Standards

Phonics & Reading Schemes in Operation: Little Wandle, Letters and Sounds

You can view and download all documents regarding our curriculum here.


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.

LOTTERY COMMUNITY FUND LOGO - Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

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


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

Contact Details


Somercotes Infant & Nursery School, Nottingham Road, Somercotes
Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 4LY

Tel: 01773 608678


For all enquiries please contact Mrs Hoyland using the contact details above.

If you wish to contact our Headteacher, Mrs Kirkup or Mrs Gray, please contact the school office using the number provided above.

If you wish to contact our SENCo, Mrs Brown, 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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