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  

adercar Infant School

Headteacher – Mrs Jane Evans

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

Horsley  Woodhouse Primary School

Headteacher – Mrs Liz Peach

Telephone Number – 01332 880403

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

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Howitt Community Primary School

Headteacher – Mrs Lynn Pilling


Telephone Number – 01773 713217

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

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Kilburn Junior School

Kilburn Junior School

Headteacher – Mr Robert Hull

Telephone Number – 01332 880540


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Longford Primary

Headteacher – Mr Philip Searson


Telephone Number – 01335 330364

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

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Richardson Endowed Primary

Richardson Logo

Headteacher – Mrs Kate Mason

Telephone Number – 01332 880317


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To create 'stand out' schools at the heart of their community.

The Ultimate West End Day Trip!

03 Dec 2019

On Wednesday 13th November, Embark Federation ‘embarked’ on a trip of a lifetime for 42 of our children across 7 of our schools. After an early start of 6:30am from Derby, we travelled to...

Hot House Jazz Day!

03 Dec 2019

Please see below a press release following our day with Hot House: Over 100 children from Bondholder Embark Federation, came together earlier this month to work with the inspirational Jon Eno and his...

Embark Art Day 2019

08 Jul 2019

70 children from across our Embark schools came together this week for a fabulous Art Day.   They were so excited by the opportunity to work with the brilliant artist Sophie Edwards and the amaz...

Leigh Timmis' Tales Inspire Kilburn Junior

03 Jun 2019

Round the World cyclist, World Record holder, Adventurer and friend of Kilburn Junior School, Leigh Timmis, visited us today, captivating pupils, parents and staff with tales of his accomplishments an...

EMBARK Pupils Make History

13 May 2019

Pupils from four of our Academy Schools, Kilburn Junior, Horsley Woodhouse Primary, Howitt  Primary and Smalley Richardson Primary made history today when they planted the first of 250,000 trees...

West End Stars Visit

13 Apr 2019

Tuesday 9th April is a day that will live long in the memory for 70 children from Embark Federation, a trust of 7 schools across Derbyshire. Two stars from the West End, Victoria Farley and Sophie Isa...

Heath Dance Tour Of Embark Schools

20 Mar 2019

It was a real privilege today to accompany 11 children from Heath Primary visiting 5 of our schools. They performed a stunning dance with an anti-bullying theme which finished with the key message of...

Messy Play Fun at Aldercar!

11 Mar 2019

Children attending the Nursery at Aldercar have been having great fun in recent weeks doing 'Messy Play.' Enjoy the pictures below:

Internet Safety at Howitt

05 Mar 2019

We are proud to say that we took part in Safer Internet Day at Howitt again this year. All classes got involved by sharing their ideas on how to work together for a better internet. Our Digital Leader...

Lego Robotics at Horsley Woodhouse!

04 Mar 2019

Class 4 have had 2 exciting events recently. In January, we had a visit from Junior STEM who delivered a Lego Robotics workshop. The children learned how to programme Lego models and wrote algorithms...