As you are aware, following our consultation with you, we applied to the Department for Education to convert to Academy status as part of a Derby Hub of Harmony Multi-Academy Trust.


On Friday 19th January, we received an Academy Order from the Regional Schools Commissioner, agreeing in principle to Ash Croft and Cottons Farm Primary Schools to convert to Academy Status.


I would like to assure parents and carers that in making this move, Ash Croft and Cottons Farm Primary Schools are able to maintain more control over their ultimate destiny and protect those aspects which drew you to the schools in the first place. It is our belief that this development will only enhance the educational experience and opportunities for all children at our schools, even further.


If you have any questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Ashcroft School

Mrs E Mills/Mr J Heer

01332 764160

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs M Ubhie

SENCO Contact: Mrs S Brown

Mrs M Ubhie

Cottons Farm

Mrs J Hackett/Mrs P Syed

01332 771370

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Miss D Donnelly

SENCO Contact: Mrs Hadfield

Mrs D Donnelly

Ash Croft Primary School

Deepdale Lane,

Derby, DE24 3HF

01332 764 160

Mrs E Mills

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Sheridan Street,

Derby, DE24 9HG

01332 771 370

Mrs J Hackett

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