Thank you for taking an interest in our school; I hope that our website provides a flavour of the work that we do.
We are a caring, friendly and inclusive school with a fast developing reputation for academic excellence. Our success is founded on a wonderful staff team, a clear focus on learning and a desire to develop high aspirations in our students. We are lucky to work in modern accommodation on an attractive site that provides a superb environment for learning.
Our students are treated as individuals, supported by a strong pastoral system and given access to a wide range of extra-curricular activities. We want our students to leave school with excellent qualifications, high standards of literacy and ambitious plans for the future; above all we want them to have enjoyed school, grown in confidence and to have developed a love of learning.
We aim to match the achievements of the best schools in the country and we are determined to do so without losing the friendly, supportive and inclusive ethos that makes this school so special.
The exam results our students receive demonstrate the impact of our work, for the last three years our results have been well above national and local averages on all key indicators, with 70% of our students in summer 2014 achieving at least 5 A* to C grades including English and Maths. More details of our 2014 results are available here.
Admissions to our school are handled by Derbyshire County Council, you can get more details here.
We are always delighted to welcome visitors, please contact us if you would like to arrange a visit or would like further information about any aspect of our work.
Show My Homework
Students will shortly be receiving letters that detail logons for themselves and parents for ShowMyHomework.
To log on, they should click the link, and enter the PIN supplied in their letter.
Students are asked to provide mobile numbers on the login screen but they do not need to do so; it would only be used to reset passwords and this can be done by email. We recommend that they use their SCHOOL email address.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
Foyle Foundation Award for School Library
We are delighted to announce that after two years of hard work, The Foyle Foundation has awarded our school library the fantastic sum of £6,000. This money will be used to update and replace both fiction and non fiction books, filling our shelves with attractive and inspiring literature, thus supporting student study and promoting a life long love of reading.
I would like to thank our amazing librarians who not only did a full stock check, but then using their knowledge and expertise, help choose our first batch of new books worth £2,700!!
See the latest newsletter for more details of events.
|Friday 22 May||Break up for half term - 3.05 pm|
|Monday 1 June to Thursday 18 June||Year 11 exams continue|
|Thursday 4 June||Year 10 Sponsored Walk for Teenage Cancer Trust 3.30-7.00pm|
|Monday 8 to Friday 12 June||India Week|
|Monday 8 June||Salters Chemistry Festival -Year 8 & 9|
|Friday 19 June||Year 11 Prom - Lee Wood Hotel|
|Monday 22 to Friday 26 June||Post 16 week -Year 10|
|Wednesday 1 July||Geology Field Trip - Year 9|
|Tuesday 7 July||Year 6 Induction Day|
|Wednesday 8 July||Family Maths Quiz|
|Thursday 9 July||Year 6 Induction Evening|
|Wednesday 15 July||7.00-9.00 pm Youth Presents Music with Primary Schools|
|Friday 17 July||Sports Day|
|Monday 20 July||Prizegiving Evening for Years 7-10|
|Wednesday 22 & Thursday 23 July||Activities/Enrichment Days|
|Thursday 23 July||Geography Field Trip - Year 10|
|Friday 24 July||Break up for summer holidays: 2.00 pm finish|
Term Dates 2014-15
Autumn Term 1
Tuesday 9 September 2014 – Thursday 23 October 2014
Autumn Term 2
Monday 3 November 2014 – Friday 19 December 2014
Spring Term 1
Tuesday 6 January 2015 – Friday 6 February 2015
Spring Term 2
Monday 16 February 2015- Friday 27 March 2015
Summer Term 1
Tuesday 14 April 2015 – Friday 22 May 2015
Summer Term 2
Monday 1 June 2015- Friday 24 July 2015
Inset Days for staff
Friday 5 September 2014
Monday 8 Sept 2014
Friday 24 October 2014
Monday 5 January 2015
Monday 13 April 2015
School Day Timings 2014-15
|3.05||End of school day|