2019 - 2020

In Autumn 2019 a group of visitors from the Diocese of Delhi came to visit Derby and our school.


They all wrote in our visitor book.


‘… impressed to see the creative methods and inclusive approach taken in education.  Encouraging to see that while the Christian Values and Biblical message is shared the religious richness of neighbouring faiths are equally appreciated.’  Reverand S Dennis Lale


‘Thanks for allowing us to visit the school.  God bless.  An inspiring inclusivity of different languages and cultures.’ Dr Cecil Ajay Harrison.


This year, Year 3 completed a project on India and wrote a selection of Fairy tales and made puppets for the children at Union Chapel. 

Mrs Sanders took the book that we created to Union Chapel in January 2020 when she returned to Kolkata. 

Whilst in Kolkata Mrs Sanders regularly sent messages to Year 3 about her trip and when she came back she came to talk to Year 3 about her visit.  

Mrs Sanders also wrote an article for the school newsletter


Union Chapel School, Kolkata linked with Bishop Lonsdale 


A group of teachers, governors and some students from the University of Derby travelled to Kolkata in India recently to work in schools and help with two days of teacher training.

I went as a governor from Bishop Lonsdale Primary school. Three teachers from Union Chapel school took part in the training. During the week I went to Union Chapel School and I met the new Headteacher, Mrs Keya Prabal. She is very keen to maintain our school links and welcomed me warmly.

Mrs Bladon’s pupils wrote some fairy tales for me to take to India and the pupils at Union Chapel were keen to read them and write some of their own. The younger children enjoyed the puppets. They are learning to read and write in English.  





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Contact the School

Bishop Lonsdale Primary School

186 St Alban's Road
DE22 3HH

For Safeguarding concerns please e-mail safeguarding@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk

Main Contact: Mrs C O'Rafferty (Head of School)

Tel: 01332344795

SEN Contact: Mrs C Bladon (Inclusion Manager)

SEN Email: senco@bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk