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 four years our results have been well above national and local averages on all key indicators, with 71% of our students in summer 2015 achieving at least 5 A* to C grades including English and maths.
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.
Summer 2015 GCSE Results
We would like to congratulate our students on another stunning set of GCSE results. Like others across the country they have endured a nervous wait but when the envelopes were opened this week they revealed some wonderful individual performances adding up to the school's best ever results with 71% of the school’s students achieving the government’s headline measure of 5 A* to C grades including English and Maths. These results have continued our strong trend of improvement over recent years and are likely to be well above national averages.
The results reflect the hard work of our students and staff and the excellent support from student’s parents. We are delighted that students of all abilities have made superb progress, some far exceeding expectations, meaning that they can now move on to further education or take up their apprenticeships secure in the knowledge that they have done their best and that the foundations have been laid for future success. Strong results for our top students at A* and A grades are especially pleasing on a day when the national news has highlighted the importance of GCSE results to future university entry.
Well done to you all!
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.
See the latest newsletter for more details of events.
|Friday 24 July||Break up for summer holidays: 2.00 pm finish|
|Monday 7 September||INSET day|
|Tuesday 8 September||INSET day|
|Wednesday 9 September||School open for Autumn Term: 8.40 am|
|Thursday 10 September||School photographs|
|Tuesday 22 September||Open Day tours at 9.30am & 1.30pm and Open Evening 7.00-9.00pm|
|Wednesday 23 September||Open Day tours at 9.30am & 1.30pm|
|Thursday 24 September||Year 10 Prizegiving evening|
|Friday 2 October||Learning for Life Day—whole school|
|Wednesday 7 October||Year 10 Grade Raiser Day|
|Thursday 8 October||Post 16 Evening for Year 11 students|
|Saturday 10 October||STEM Day|
|Wednesday 14 to Friday 16 October||Year 7 Castleton field trips|
|Thursday 22 October||Year 8 Science, Technology & Engineering day (STEM)|
|Friday 23 October||Break up for half term - 3.05 pm|
Term Dates 2015-16
Autumn Term 1
Monday 7th September to Friday 23rd October 2015
Autumn Term 2
Monday 2nd November to Friday 18th December 2015
Spring Term 1
Monday 4th January to Friday 12th February 2016
Spring Term 2
Monday 22nd February to Thursday 24th March 2016
Summer Term 1
Monday 11th April to Friday 27th May 2016
Summer Term 2
Monday 6th June to Tuesday 26th July 2016
Inset Days for staff
Monday 7 September 2015
Tuesday 8 September 2015
Friday 27 November 2015
Monday 4 January 2016
Monday 11 April 2016
School Day Timings 2014-15
|3.05||End of school day|