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 – 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

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

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

Richardson Logo

Headteacher – Mrs Kate Mason

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 Teacher - Miss D Wells

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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The Richardson Express Launch

08 Jun 2022

Richardson Endowed Primary had a day to remember last week when they held the grand opening of the Richardson Express. It was launched as Sir David Carter cut the ribbon and there was a brilliant turn...

Governance Networking

08 Jun 2022

  Embark Federation held their first governance networking event which was a great success. It was a chance for our local governors to network with each other and have some excellent input fro...

Library launch at Horsley Woodhouse Primary

29 Apr 2022

Our Trust Leader Matthew Crawford has paid a special visit to Horsley Woodhouse Primary School today to open their brand-new Library space. The launch of the new library has a primary focus of &lsquo...

Richardson Endowed Primary Singing Spectacular!

29 Apr 2022

Richardson Endowed Singing Spectacular!!   On Wednesday evening Richardson Endowed Primary School put on an incredible concert for our families, staff and children. The Richardson Choir had put...

Think Ocean

29 Apr 2022

Embark Federation have hosted a very important meeting this evening at our offices. Hugo Valdes-Vera was here to present on a topic that we very much support. Think Ocean is a company who are strivin...

Optimus Summit and the Bett Show

26 Apr 2022

Our Trust Leader Matthew Crawford was representing Embark Federation as a guest Keynote Speaker at the Optimus Conference on Growing and Developing a Trust. Mr Crawford was sharing context from our tr...

Embark Awards 2021

26 Apr 2022

Embark Awards 2021 Embark Federation celebrated 108 of our children’s achievements during lockdown with our first ever Embark Awards evening. This brought together children and their families f...

Celebration of Culture 2022

26 Apr 2022

Thursday 24th March Embark and 30 of our children from Richardson Endowed Primary School took a trip to Leicester Tigers Rugby Club to perform at the East Midlands Chambers Celebration of Culture even...

Reading with Rosie!

22 Apr 2021

Embark’s Fundraising and Events Manager Rosie Mclaughlin started recording a daily story to keep pupils entertained during the second lockdown. Rosie wanted to do something that would help her t...

Christmas isn't cancelled at Embark!

22 Apr 2021

Embark arranged a special treat for all our schools called ‘Christmas isn't cancelled for Embark schools!’ As part of that we arranged licences for all our children to...