The village of Desford is situated 7 miles west of Leicester. Our school serves not only Desford but also the surrounding villages of Peckleton, Kirkby Mallory and Botcheston. There are a number of large employers on the periphery of the village including Caterpillar, Neovia and Crown Crest. The village is fortunate to have a wide variety of community run facilities and groups including a library, sports centre, scout groups, tennis and football clubs and a secondary school with a swimming pool open to the public. There is a strong community spirit in the village. Parents particularly value the links the school has developed with the wider community. Friends of Desford Community Primary School (FODCPS) is also very active in raising funds for the school. There has been significant recent house building in Desford and further potential developments are in the planning pipeline. Pupil numbers have increased significantly in the last 5 years and the school now has 390 pupils. This rapid expansion has been successfully managed.