|Mottoes||Vicit Agnus Noster Eum Sequamer
("Our Lamb has conquered, let us follow Him")
In Christo omnia possum
("I can do all things through Christ", from Phil 4:13)
|Type||Independent day and boarding|
|Headmaster||Mr Tom Brooksby|
|Chair of Governors||Mrs Amanda Redgate|
|DfE URN||113007 Tables|
|Gender||Girls; Boys (3-13)|
Ockbrook School is an independent co-educational day and boarding school for girls aged 3-18 and boys from Nursery up to Year 9 (from September 2015) located in the village of Ockbrook on the outskirts of Derby, England. Co-education is being phased in year by year by the school and it will be fully co-educational to 18 by 2019.
Ockbrook was founded in 1799 by the Moravian Church and still maintains a Christian ethos. The school was originally a ladies' school and the boys' school did not open until 1813. It became a girls-only school in 1915. The primary section later became coeducational, although this is now being extended throughout the school.
The Church is still responsible for the school but responsibility is now exercised largely through the school’s local board of governors, chaired by one of the Church trustees.
A history of the school was published in 2000 as part of the bicentenary celebrations (1799–1999).
In March 2012 the board of governors announced the decision to extend the 11+ intake to boys beginning in September 2013 as a step towards coeducation.
The main building in the school, referred to as "main school" is used for most lessons and houses the English, Maths, Humanities and Languages departments, along with other smaller classrooms for 6th form use. The main school also provides form rooms for years 7–11, along with a dedicated Sixth Form area.
The Grange is a primary building located near to the main school, next to the Birtill Hall (named after a previous Head Teacher.) The Mount is a further primary building, housing nursery and years 1, and 2. Pupils move over to The Grange for years 3, 4, 5 and 6.
The school also has a sports complex, arts and technology complex and science complex (opened in 2003.) The school has a heated indoor swimming pool which is claimed to be the oldest in England still in use at a school. However the school pool has now been turned into a lecture theatre.
Notes and references
- "School brings out pupils' best". Derby Telegraph. 27 September 2011.
- "Pupils to be given new identity". Derby Telegraph. 28 June 2011.
- Bold Shall I Stand, James Muckle, Ockbrook School, ISBN 0-9536600-0-1
- "After nearly 100 years, school decides to open its doors to boys again". Derby Telegraph. 15 March 2012.
- "School's old girls recall scary teachers and air raid sirens". Derby Telegraph. 6 July 2010.
- Ockbrook School Leavers' Association (OSLA)
- Ockbrook School
- Ockbrook School Primary Department
- Ockbrook School at WikiMapia
- Profile on the ISC website
- Profile on MyDaughter
- ISI Inspection Reports