Walter Evans Church of England Primary & Nursery School


Dear Parents / Carers,

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website as it introduces you to the life of Walter Evans C of E Primary School, part of the Derby Diocesan Multi Academy Trust. (Click here to visit the academy trust's website)

A short welcome video can be found at the bottom of this page and we hope, helps you to learn a bit more about our school.

The school was built and opened in 1976 after the closing and amalgamation of two small local Church of England Primary Schools, St Matthews in Darley Abbey, Derby and St Edmunds in Allestree, Derby. Both these small schools were built by the local mill-owners, the Evans family, and so our school came to be named Walter Evans. In 2016 the school became part of the Derby Diocesan Academy Trust. (click here for the Scheme of Delegation)

Our village school has strong links to our local church and community. We endeavour to create a safe, purposeful and welcoming environment in which everyone is assured of individual care and attention whilst helping prepare your child to value and embrace their future in modern Britain.

Our school has a firm Christian foundation of which we are proud. We offer a broad, balanced and creative curriculum as well as a wide range of sporting and extra-curricular activities and excellent music and arts provision. As a result, our children have the opportunity to develop socially, academically and personally.  Our expectations for all pupils are high both in terms of effort, achievement and behaviour.

The school is a very happy place with a strong team ethic which includes strong support from governors and the community. Everyone in the school aims to do their best for your child and your involvement plays an important part.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Mr David Brown