Derby Cathedral School has been approved by the Department for Education to enter the pre-opening phase and is progressing towards opening in September 2018. The school will be led by Headteacher Designate Gordon Inglis.
The City’s first Church of England co-educational 11-19 secondary school and sixth form is being established by the Derby Diocesan Academy Trust (DDAT) and Derby Cathedral to help meet the need for additional high-quality secondary places in the Derby area and also to give local families more choice.
The school will open in temporary accommodation in central Derby at Midland House in Nelson Street whilst the brand new state-of-the-art facilities are being developed on a permanent site, which will be within the City Centre, DE1 postcode area and within easy walking distance of the Cathedral. Derby Cathedral School continues to work in very close partnership with Derby City Council in planning the opening of the new school.
We will open with six Year 7 classes (180 places) and admit the same number of Year 7 pupils each year thereafter. Fully inclusive and free to attend, Derby Cathedral School will welcome pupils of all abilities, from all backgrounds, of all faiths and those with no faith.
We will offer a broad and balanced curriculum taught by qualified teachers. Our specialism in Music and Mathematics will be enhanced by strong links with the Cathedral Choir and Music Department, and students will also benefit from an extended school day, excellent pastoral care and a wide range of enrichment opportunities.
As Derby’s regeneration framework moves the city towards becoming the UK’s hi-tech industries capital, we will equip students with the skills and qualifications to enable them to access high-quality careers in and around the vibrant city.
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Derby Cathedral School Team