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Matlock & Dales Primary Partnership

Bakewell CE Infant is a partner school within the Matlock & Dales Primary Partnership. This is a beneficial partnership between neighbouring schools who are all part of Derby Diocesan Academy Trust. Our established partnership was developed by leaders from each school, along with members of the trust as well as governors from each school.

What is the Matlock and Dales Primary Partnership?

  • We are a partnership of schools. All schools are located within the Matlock and Dales geographic area.
  • All schools are equal partners within our partnership.
  • All schools retain their distinctive vision and established identity.

The children and staff within each school within the partnership benefit from a range of staff who provide support and additional provision, ranging from specialist ELSA and Nurture, through to leadership in maths.

High quality training is shared (for teachers, TAs and office staff) and all of our subject leaders work together. 

Our schools share an Executive Headteacher and a full-time, non-class-based Special Educational Needs co-ordinator (SENCo). 

What is the aim of the partnership?

Our established partnership has three shared aims. We focus on these to continually improve the offer we provide for all children and staff. 


Which schools are part of the partnership?

The partnership is comprised of five neighbouring church schools: All Saints CE InfantAll Saints CE Junior, Bakewell CE Infant schoolDarley Churchtown CE Primary and St. Giles CE Primary school.