School Partnerships

At Hardwick, we recognise and value the importance of wider school partnerships.

We are fortunate to have a close working relationship with a number of local schools across the city. In particular we regularly work with colleagues from St James’ CofE Junior School, a link strengthened by our joint Executive Headteacher, Mr Gallimore.

Derby Dioceses Academy Trust Derby City Hub

More recently, we have forged close partnerships with other local city schools within DDAT, including Arboretum Primary, Bishop Lonsdale CofE Primary School and Firs Primary.

In addition to this, we continue to develop collaborative partnerships with other schools within the larger ‘DDAT family’.

Derby Inner City Cluster Group

We also work in close partnership with a number of schools across the city as part of a local 'cluster' group, including Akaal Primary, Arboretum Primary, Becket Primary, Bemrose Primary, Bishop Lonsdale CofE Primary, Dale Primary, Firs Primary, Harrington Nursery, Pear Tree Infants, Pear Tree Juniors, Rosehill Infants, St Chad’s CofE Infants and Nursery, St James’ CofE Infants and Nursery, St James’ CofE Juniors, Walbrook Nursery and Zaytouna Primary.

Our partnership working culminates in our annual 'Cluster Summer Fair' held in the Arboretum Park at the end of each academic year. This is our opportunity to come together and celebrate our rich and diverse community through fun, food, song and dance.

Open Days

Throughout the year, we hold a number of 'Open Days'. At Hardwick, we regularly host Open Events to showcase and celebrate our EAL, Safeguarding and Inclusion and Curriculum provision.