Chicks in School

Two weeks ago the school took delivery of some hens’ eggs.  After a few days the chicks started appearing and we ended up with 7 beautiful chicks.  The children have really enjoyed watching the eggs hatch and the chicks grow.  We have had lots of writing opportunities about the development of the chicks. It has been lovely to see the childrens’ faces as they watch the chicks playing and eating.



Christingle Service

We ended our Autumn term with a wonderful Christingle service at church. The children put on a short performance to tell everybody about the meaning of Christingle. The children acted as teachers and pupils in a “lesson”. The children then all sang ‘Away in a Manger’ after they had lit the candles on their Christingles. The parents joined in with two other carols and Reverand Martin talked to the children about how appearances can be deceptive. We all felt very Christmassy after such a lovely ending to our term.

The children invite Senior Citizens to join them for dinner, 16 January

The children of the Henry Prince School would like to invite Mayfield over-sixties to join them for a roast dinner and pudding on Wednesday 16 January 2019. The cost is just £2.52. Anyone wishing to join the children just book with the school office by Thursday 10 January 2019. Either pop into the school or call 01335 342613.

We look forward to meeting you.

Please arrive for lunch at 12 noon. See you then!

Falconer comes to school

Mr Etherington came to school this week to show us all his birds of prey. Mr Etherington is a falconer. We saw ‘Ghost’, she is a hybrid falcon. She can spot a goose when flying and she dives down to catch it. She is 22 years old. We also met Benny the barn owl who is 7 months old. Benny is a girl and she has spots under her wings. Mr Etherington showed us a 7 year old eagle owl. Eagle owls can live to be 30 years old but they are quite rare now as people have persecuted them in this country. The eagle owl has a wing span of 2metres. Jess, the harris hawk has rounded wings and is a very good hunter. She can see a rabbit from 1 mile away! Harris hawks can live for 20 years in captivity.  The children had a wonderful time learning about all these birds of prey.

Visit the School at our Open Day – 10 January

The Henry Prince School and Nursery invites you to visit us at our Open Day on Thursday 10 January. Drop in anytime between 9 & 12 or 1 & 3 pm.

If you can’t make the Open Day then just call us on 01335 342613 to arrange a date and time to suit you.

See for yourself why parents choose our school

  • Ofsted rated Good
  • Outstanding teacher-to-pupil ratio
  • Wrap-around care
  • Home-cooked meals
  • Residential trips
  • Musical instrument tuition
  • IT suite of computers
  • Excellent support for pupils of all backgrounds and abilities
  • Church school
  • Close-knit and friendly atmosphere
  • 5 Minutes from Ashbourne with easy parking

Download our Open Day leaflet…

Open Day  at Primary School, Derbyshire

Special Lunches in 2019

In the New Year we have planned three special lunch days;

Wednesday 16 January 2019 – Senior Citizens are invited to join the children for a roast dinner and pudding at a cost of only £2.52 per meal, please book with the school office by Thursday 10 January 2019.

Wednesday 6 February 2019 – Parents and Grandparents are invited for a roast dinner and pudding, £2.52 per meal, please book by Thursday 31 January 2019.

Friday 29 March 2019– Mother’s Day Celebration, join your child for a delicious fish and chip lunch and pudding, £2.52 per meal, please book by Friday 22 March 2019.

The children and staff look forward to welcoming you into school on one of these special days.

Please arrive for lunch at 12noon.