Our Schools

Embark Federation is made up of schools that have chosen to be part of our family and believe that we are ‘stronger together’ and are committed as a team to support each other.

We have a strong group of school with excellent capacity to support others. We have two National Leaders of Education, two National Support Schools and a National Leader of Governance.

Our shared vision - to create ‘stand out’ schools at the heart of their communities.

Aldercar Infant and Nursery School  

Headteacher – Ms. Melanie Lawson

Telephone Number – 01773 713428

e-mail - info@aldercar-inf.derbyshire.sch.uk

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Heath Primary School

Headteacher – Mr Jonathan Lynch

Telephone Number – 01246 850277

e-mail - info@heath.derbyshire.sch.uk

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Horsley Woodhouse Primary School

Headteacher – Mrs Parmjit Atwall 

Telephone Number – 01332 880403

e-mail - info@horsleywoodhouse.derbyshire.sch.uk

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Howitt Primary School

Headteacher – Mrs Lynn Pilling

Telephone Number – 01773 713217

e-mail - enquiries@howitt.derbyshire.sch.uk

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Kilburn Junior School

Headteacher – Mr Robert Hull

Telephone Number – 01332 880540


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Longford Primary

Headteacher – Elise Piper 

Telephone Number – 01335 330364

e-mail - info@longford.derbyshire.sch.uk

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Richardson Endowed Primary

Headteacher – Mr Martyn Fearn 

Telephone Number – 01332 880317


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Chaucer Junior School 

Head Teacher -  Tiffany Smith 

Telephone Number - 0115 9324387

Email- info@chaucer-jun.derbyshire.sch.uk

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Chaucer Infants 

Head Teacher - Miss C Beattie

Telephone Number - 0115 9325629

Email- info@chaucer-inf.derbyshire.sch.uk

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Ladywood Primary School 

Executive Headteacher - Miss M Lawson

Telephone Number- 0115 9320585

Email -  headteacher@ladywood.derbyshire.sch.uk

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Field House Infant and Nursery School 

Head TeacherKaren Scrivens

Telephone Number-  0115 9324526

Email- enquiries@fieldhouse.derbyshire.sch.uk

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Waingroves Primary School 

Head Teacher - Amarjeet Challand 

Telephone Number - 01773 744106

Email- enquires@waingroves.derbyshire.sch.uk

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Riddings Junior School

Head Teacher - Dave Cates 

Telephone Number - 01773 528492

Email- info@riddings-jun.derbyshire.sch.uk

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William Rhodes Primary & Nursery School 

Head Teacher - Rachel Purvis

Telephone Number - 01246 234626

Email-  headteacher@williamrhodes.derbyshire.sch.uk

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St Georges CE Primary School

Head Teacher - Mrs Kim Millar

Telephone Number -  01283 217199

Email-  info@st-georges.derbyshire.sch.uk

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Aldercar High School 

Head Teacher -  Clare Hatto 

Telephone Number - 01773 712477

Email- info@aldercarhigh.co.uk

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Parkside Community School                                                                                                                    

Head Teacher - Ben Riggott 

Telephone Number - (01246) 273458

Email:  info@parkside.derbyshire.sch.uk

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Heath Primary Embark Award Winners!

23 Mar 2023

Matthew Crawford our Trust Leader paid a special visit to Heath Primary School last week to present some of the children with their bronze silver...

World Book Week 2023

23 Mar 2023

World Book Week was a fantastic week for all the pupils from Embark Federation got to experience and take part in some fantastic workshops with...

Reading with Rosie at William Rhodes Primary School

23 Mar 2023

Rosie McLaughlin our Fundraising and Events lead visited William Rhodes Primary for world book week where she read a selection of exciting books...

House of Lords

27 Jan 2023

Our Trust Leader Matthew Crawford was asked to attend the launch of a pamphlet called 'Starting With Why' by The Confederation of School Trusts...

Aldercar High Careers Fair

20 Dec 2022

Aldercar High School held their very first Careers Fair in the history of the school this month and it was a huge success.
It created a real...


20 Dec 2022

Remembrance honours those who serve to defend our democratic freedoms and way of life. We unite across faiths, cultures and backgrounds to remember...

Pioneer Trust Conference

20 Dec 2022

Our Trust Leader Matthew Crawford was asked to speak at a conference for the Pioneer Trust alongside Sir David Carter who is the former National...

Dame Alison Peacock Visit

20 Dec 2022

We had a wonderful two-day visit from Dame Alison Peacock The CEO of the Chartered College of teaching. Alison met our Trust Leader Matthew Crawford...

Sharing the Embark story...

20 Dec 2022

Our Trust Leader Matthew Crawford has been busy sharing the Embark Federation story at four national conferences in the recent weeks for Convenzis,...

Anthony Kessel visit

20 Dec 2022

Anthony Kessel is the NHS Clinical Director and also a renowned children’s author.
He very kindly paid a visit to the year 7 and 8s at...