Alfreton Nursery School

Alfreton Nursery School has been consistently outstanding for the past 20 years and was accredited as a National Teaching School in September 2015 in recognition of its hard work and collective drive to constantly raise standards in school. As a lead school, our alliance is made up of 30 schools including Nursery Schools, Schools with an SEN Specialism, Infant Schools, Primary Schools and a Secondary School. Schools in our alliance cover Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. Wellbeing and high aspirations for all are key drivers in our work. School support is offered through school visits and Specialist Leaders in Education (SLEs). Please see School to School Support pages on our website for further information.

School Led Teacher Training

We are delighted to be able to offer both Primary and Secondary School Direct Teacher Training through our links with Derbys Early Years Teaching School (DEYTS), the University of Warwick (Primary), David Nieper Academy and Derby University (Secondary). Please contact the school for further information, or visit the Teacher Training area on our website.


Our innovative and integrated primary and secondary programmes are at the cutting edge of teacher training. Designed in collaboration with both universities, we aim to produce outstanding reflective practitioners who can provide creative, challenging and exciting teaching and learning. Working together, Alfreton Nursery School alliance has collaborated with both universities to ensure our offer is cutting edge and relevant to all our future graduates.

Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)

SLEs are outstanding teachers, members of senior management teams with at least 2 years proven experience in their chosen specialism. SLEs work with other schools on an area/areas the matched school have addressed for improvement. SLE deployments are used to provide short or long term support to subject leaders, to address teaching and learning priorities for teams or individuals, to deliver staff meetings, twilights and inset days or address whole school improvements/initiatives.

Please see our school to school support pages for details of our Specialist Leaders of Education and their specialisms. If you are interested in receiving support from one of our SLEs, please contact Alfreton Nursery School.

School Visits

We offer half day visits to our inspirational Teaching School.

Come and see us in action.