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.
Fundraising for the Teenage Cancer Trust
The Teenage Cancer Trust charity has been very much in the news over the last year as a result of the phenomenal fund-raising efforts of cancer sufferer, Stephen Sutton.
The charity’s coffers had a further boost recently when our students presented a cheque for £2591 to Adam Johnson, the charity’s Regional Education and Advocacy Manager.
See the latest newsletter for more details of events.
|Monday 13 April||INSET Day|
|Tuesday 14 April||Students return to school - 8.40 am (Buxton College closed).
Year 10 Parent Information Evening 6.30-8.00 pm.
|Monday 20 April to Friday 1 May||Year 8 Exams.|
|Thursday 30 April||Citizenship Day.
Year 7 Junior Maths Challenge .
Year 10 Parents’ Evening 4.30-7.30 pm.
|Monday 4 May||Bank Holiday.|
|Tuesday 5 May to Friday 15 May||Year 9 Exams.|
|Wednesday 6 May||Drama pre-exam Showcase:
Act One: 5.00-6.30 and Act Two: 6.45-8.15.
|Thursday 7 May||Art and Technology Exhibition 6.30-8.30 pm.|
|Monday 11 May||Year 11 exams start.|
|Friday 22 May||Year 11 Leavers Assembly.|
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|