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Welcome to
Rowsley C of E Primary School

We are a busy and friendly Christian school, with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and pupils.



  • I am delighted that the family-friendly ethos that the school has always had, is still being maintained. You can spot Rowsley School children amongst other schools, as they are the most well-behaved and polite, and it's good to see this is still important.

  • Rowsley School has always had a great reputation for polite, well behaved children. There is a wonderful family atmosphere, with respect between pupils and adults alike.

  • We have really enjoyed working with Rowsley Primary School. It has been a warm and welcoming collaborative community in which to work- the enthusiasm of both staff and pupils for our musical communities project has been just wonderful!

    Brigid Frazer, Musical Gems
  • Hello I would just like to praise how well-behaved and well-mannered the pupils (Year 3 & 4) on your recent trip to Haddon Hall were. We also happened to be waiting for the bus at the same time they were, unfortunately it drove past and left them stranded. Even when this happened, they all took it in good spirits. They are a credit to the school and I did not think it should go unmentioned.

    Mrs Troughton
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Latest News

  • 25th November

    I am delighted to announce that we have two new members of part time staff joining us. Mrs Kate Nicholson (TA) will be working all day Monday & Tuesday and Wednesday & Thursday mornings and will be providing additional support in our KS2 classes. She will also be working 1:1 with pupils...

  • 03rd July

    We are so excited to introduce Toddler Forest School with Tara!  This brand-new group will begin on Thursday 5th October, led by our qualified forest-school practitioner Tara Booker.  Children aged 3-4 are very welcome to attend with their parents/carers, to join in outdoor games and activ...

  • 25th May

    Thank you so much to Mrs Isherwood for creating this stunning new reading area for the infants.  It's the perfect place to snuggle up with a book!

  • 19th May

    The infants had a super visit to Bolsover Castle this week!  They were lucky to have dry weather, not too hot and not too cold, to explore the ramparts and battlements, and learn about the history of this amazing castle right here in Derbyshire.  The day finished off with a fun session in...

  • 09th May

    We had lots of fun celebrating the coronation of King Charles III!  We were blessed with beautiful sunshine for an afternoon of coronation-themed craft activities last Thursday, including making bunting, royal planters, crowns and coronation sticks (huge thanks to Mrs Booker for organising the...

  • 15th March

    This term we have elected our School Council for the rest of the year. There are two representatives from each class - thank you Archie, Ellie, Pixie, Eva, Lolah and Freddie for representing your classes!  The first task for the School Council was to create ideas for Red Nose Day - please see l...

  • 10th March

    School closure due to the snow- Friday 10th March

  • 06th March

    We celebrated World Book Day on 2nd March by dressing as characters from our favourite books - our pupils (and staff!) were replaced by an eclectic gathering of kings, queens and princesses, footballers, undercover agents, heroes, villains, magical beings from fairy tales and many more besides...

  • 21st December

    We will soon draw to a close a very busy Christmas term.  We have enjoyed so many activities, including making decorations at Christmas Crafternoon, playing games and meeting Santa at the Christmas Fair, watching the panto at Buxton, singing carols around the tree with the local community, ente...

Upcoming Events

  • Whole school visit to the panto at Buxton Opera House

  • Christingle Service at St Katherine's Church

  • Christmas Jumper Swap Shop

  • Carols in the Community

  • Hot chocolate and pyjama day

  • Infant Nativity Afternoon Performance

  • Infant Nativity Evening Performance

  • Christmas Dinner Day and Christmas Party

  • Christmas Jumper/Headwear Day and PTFA Games Afternoon

  • Last day of term

  • Christmas holiday

  • Back to school

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Contact Us

Woodhouse Road
Matlock, Derbyshire

01629 733727