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The School
Our Class


Little Eaton Primary School is a Group 2 County Primary Co-educational Day School, situated in the village of Little Eaton on the outskirts of the City of Derby. The maximum number of children on the roll during the summer term is around 240.

We believe that education is a continuous process and therefore it is essential that we develop strong links with our partners.


Mission Statement

Little Eaton Primary School is committed to setting high expectations for all pupils. We wish to achieve this in a caring community which values individuals and in which all pupils in co-operation with their families and teachers can reach the highest personal, social and academic standards of which they are capable, so that they can

transfer to secondary education with confidence.



LEPS places great importance on relationships between home and school. Staff see the education of children as a three way partnership. These partners - the children, their parents and the staff - all co- operate toward the same objective - to give all children the best possible opportunity for a successful education.

Staff welcome the participation of parents, whether it is helping in school or supporting the Little Eaton School Association. Perhaps most important of all, staff appreciate the help parents are able to give by taking an interest in their children's work and life in school.


Class Organisation

Class organisation is based on one-year or two-year age groups of mixed ability, depending upon which system is most beneficial for all of the children in the school. Mixed ability teaching allows staff to respond to all children's needs - whether it be supporting children or stretching them to the very limit.


School Links

We have strong links with the two playgroups in the village, both of which take advantage of our pre-school library.

We have excellent links with partner primary schools and our secondary school, The Ecclesbourne School.


Sports Facilities

LEPS has the use of a playing field adjacent to the School and in addition, pupils use the facilities of the village park for football, cricket, rounders, tennis and other sports.


Community Links

We believe developing children's awareness and understanding of their local environment is essential. This is achieved through project and topic work and involvement with clubs and associations within the village.