About us


Based in the heart of the beautiful Vale of Evesham, five minutes’ drive from Pershore sits Defford-cum-Besford CE First School and Pre-School in a picturesque rural setting.  We are a small, friendly village school and we welcome pupils from 3-9 years.  Pupils of all ages enjoy extensive use of our wonderful grounds, including our Forest School area.  Both educational provisions share a commitment to excellence in learning and outstanding pastoral care.

Exciting and creative curriculum

Through an exciting and creative curriculum we aim to give our pupils rich, diverse and stimulating experiences that support both their academic development and their development as members of the community. As a church school, we are proud of our links to local churches and our very close relationship with Reverend Susan Renshaw, who regularly supports our assemblies and services in St James’ Church, Defford. There are 47 children in our school aged between 4 and 9 years old and, in addition, our Pre-School children are an integral part of of our wonderful school. Small classes and generous high quality staffing allow us to know each child’s strengths and talents.  Our teacher led pre-school provides an excellent start to school life. We hope you enjoy looking at our website to find out more about our school.