Happiness and Wellbeing at Our Roots

Alfreton Park is a local authority maintained special school.

We take pupils from 2 to 19 years of age who have a range of learning difficulties from severe to profound. Additionally, around half of our pupils are on the autistic spectrum.

Our curriculum is focused on meeting the individual learning needs of our pupils and ensuring that they are ready for the next stage in their life. We believe that our pupils learn best when the activities are exciting, varied and person centred; taking into consideration individual strengths, interests and barriers to learning.

All of our pupils’ needs must be met if they are to learn and we focus on ensuring that pupils are ready to learn; physically and emotionally.

Supporting the families of our pupils is essential to ensure that our pupils develop effectively, and our family support worker is a vital part of our school team. Working with other agencies to ensure that pupils health and social care needs are met is important part of the support we provide.

Alfreton Park School’s vision is that pupils, staff, families and the local community collectively learn and progress together in a stimulating, safe and supportive environment, reaching their maximum potential in all aspects of their life.

Our latest school Prospectus:

Prospective Parents Presentation APS

The School Day

School opens to pupils at 9:00am and closes to pupils at 3:30pm, Monday-Friday during Derbyshire County Council term times.

We provide a total of 32.5 hours of education per week.

Morning register opens at 9:00am and closes at 9:15am. If you think your child will be late for any reason, please notify the school office as soon as you can.

Lunch begins at 12:00pm and takes place over two sittings; ending at 1:30pm.

3:30pm is the official end of the compulsory school day.

Please find the Derbyshire County Council term dates below:

DCC Term Dates 2023 2024

School Performance Tables

Union Representatives

In the academic year 2022-2023, the time taken by staff who are union officials to carry out their union duties was: 0 hours

Earnings Statement

In the academic year 2022-2023, the number of school employees that have a gross annual salary of £100,000 was: 0

Schools Benchmarking Information

Alfreton Park Community Special School – Schools Financial Benchmarking – GOV.UK (schools-financial-benchmarking.service.gov.uk)