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The Normanton area of Derby is a lively, culturally diverse community of which we are proud to be a part.


Arboretum Primary School is a community primary school for children from 3-11 years, plus a unit for two year olds. The school was opened in 1987 and, after a major refurbishment project and two extensions, is divided into four main teaching areas with classrooms and smaller group rooms: Foundation Stage, Years 1 & 2, Years 3 & 4, and Years 5 & 6.


Ofsted judged Arboretum as a good school in September 2012 and July 2013 and we are a Model School for Read, Write, Inc. We have the Basic Skills Quality Mark for the fourth time and ArtsMark, plus the International Schools’ Award.


The school is set in extensive grounds with playing fields, playgrounds and a hard court sports area.


There is an administration block, library and two halls which are used for PE, assemblies, clubs and dinners.