In autumn 2016 Derby Cathedral School was approved by the Department for Education to enter its pre-opening phase.
The 11-19 secondary school and sixth form is being established by 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.
Derby Cathedral School plans to open in September 2018 with six Year 7 classes (180 places) and admit the same number of Year 7 pupils each year thereafter. It will be a Church of England secondary school and will be fully inclusive and free to attend, welcoming pupils of all abilities, from all backgrounds, of all faiths and those with no faith.
The state-of-the-art school 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 our students with the skills and qualifications to enable them to access high-quality careers in and around this vibrant city.
Derby Cathedral School continues to work in very close partnership with Derby City Council in planning the opening of the new school.
This Statutory Consultation gives us the opportunity to continue to seek the views of prospective parents, students and stakeholders, giving them the opportunity to help shape the secondary school so that it meets the needs of the Derby community.
Thank you for your interest.