Starting School in September 2021...
"I'd like to extend a very warm welcome to new families to our school. Our two dedicated infant schools are friendly and supportive environments where children flourish and are happy. We pride ourselves on being inclusive schools, that work hard to meet the needs of all our children as we work in partnership with families to ensure we can provide the best for our children. Children settle quickly in their new surroundings, find lots of friends and thrive in this environment.
Please read this letter to parents and carers, explore our website for lots more detail about our Federation, talk to parents of children currently at our schools, and do get in touch if you have any questions."
Mrs Poyser, Headteacher, WFIS
"This is a fantastic school, very child-focused and inclusive, and everyone is made to feel welcome." Parent comment, 2020
Apply for a Place
Applications for children starting infant or primary school in 2021 to 2022 will be available from 9 November 2020.
You can apply by phone. Ring Call Derbyshire tel: 01629 533190. The contact centre is open between 8am and 8pm, Monday to Friday, and Saturdays 9:30am to 4pm.
The school has a lovely environment for the children. They are safe and happy and really enjoy their days at school." Parent comment, 2020
Ash class is the name of the Reception class at Wirksworth Church of England Infant School.
Mrs Emery is our class teacher and Mrs Chapman and Ms Brewell are Teaching Assistants in our class on different days.
We have a large, bright classroom and a door out on to our outdoor play area. We're next door to the school office, so Mrs Haynes gets lots of visitors!
"We feel very lucky that our children have been able to go to such a lovely infant school. It is a very caring and nurturing school thanks to its brilliant staff team." Parent comment, 2020
Oak class is the name of the Reception class at Wirksworth Infant School.
Mrs Waller is our class teacher on Mondays and Tuesdays, and Miss Brooks teaches on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays. Teaching Assistants in our class are Mrs Bowler and Mrs King.
We have a large, bright classroom and a lots of space for outdoor activities. We often meet with our friends in Ash class to go on fact-finding walks in the nearby fields and around the town.
"There is always a friendly and positive atmosphere at the school." Parent comment, 2020
All our classes and teachers use the ClassDojo app to share home learning activities. Parents/carers have an personal log-in detail and children really enjoy the activities and teacher contact.
If children are away from school for Covid-19 reasons, they access our Learning Ladders on ClassDojo. Please see our Remote Learning policy for further details.
Information for Parents and Carers
Please go to the Parents page for school uniform ordering, newsletters, calendar dates and more...
"My children love taking part in the ‘Sense of Adventure’ initiative and being a part of the Values Team."
"It is a really nice infant school. All the staff are so friendly and helpful. My little one loves his school so much. We would recommend it 100%." Parent comments, 2020
School lunches are cooked fresh daily at Wirksworth Infant School to the Derbyshire menu by our Catering Team.
Meals are exported the short distance to Wirksworth Church of England School and served hot at both sites. Children are encouraged to try new things on the menu - there's always a variety of options to choose from.
Lunchtimes are social occasions, and provide opportunities for learning too. We are an active school, and Midday Supervisors encourage games, imaginative play and skills development sessions such as Derbyshire Challenge.
School lunches are provided free of charge to all infant children under the Government's Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) policy. We will assume all children will have a school meal unless the parent/carer informs school in writing. Special diets can be catered for (doctor's letter required), as well as vegetarian/vegan preferences.
Free School Meals
It's quick and easy to check if you are eligible for Free School Meals - just follow this link: Application for Pupil Premium
"My little girl says the dinners are soooo yummy!"
BBC Bitesize resources especially for infants:
Hungry Little Minds
Simple, fun activities for very young children: https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/
National Geographic Kids
Free access to the digital edition: