About Us

About Us: Welcome to Danderhall Primary School


Danderhall Primary is a non-denominational, co-education school serving the village of Danderhall and the surrounding rural areas, predominantly Newton Village, Millerhill and Hilltown.

The school was originally situated in Newton and moved to the current location in 1959. Between 2019 and 2021, building work took place to replace Danderhall Primary and ELC on the existing site – In April 2021 we moved into our new school building, which is part of the Danderhall Community Hub. This new shared campus hosts the leisure centre, soft play facilities, the local library and a coffee shop. This is a fantastic step forward for Danderhall and places our school at the heart of the community. 



The new school features 22 classrooms, organised around themed year-group atriums, which were designed with the children. Each has a curricular focus including: Reading, Technology, Science & Expressive Arts. These atriums are inspiring places to learn and play. We have additional tutorial, meeting and nurture rooms which are used for a variety of purposes to meet the needs of our learners.

In August 2024, it is projected that the school will have a roll of around 400 pupils, organised into 17 classes.  Our ELC will have capacity for 120 children, split between three play rooms.