On schedule to open at Midland House next September

Derby Cathedral School, the City’s first Church of England co-educational 11-19 secondary school is on track to open in September 2018.

The school will have a curriculum specialism in Music and Mathematics and 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 to give local families more choice.

The school will open with up to 180 Year 7 places in temporary accommodation in central Derby at Midland House in Nelson Street, DE1 2SA, whilst the brand new state-of-the-art facilities are being developed on a permanent site. Works on preparing Midland House for occupation by a secondary school will commence shortly to ensure that all the facilities required are in place to facilitate a high standard of education from day one.

David Channon, CEO of Derby Diocesan Academy Trust, commented:
“We are making excellent progress and our search for an exceptional and inspirational leader is already under way. Discussions with the City Council and Education & Skills Funding Agency are continuing positively to identify a permanent site in and around the City Centre. Strong links will be forged with the family of schools across Derby and our state-of-the-art facilities will be shared with the community.

Consultation for Derby Cathedral School runs until Monday 24th July 2017 and drop-in Consultation Events will be held on Tuesday 27th June from 1.00pm – 3.00pm and Wednesday 5th July 6.30pm – 8.30pm at Derby Cathedral, Iron Gate, Derby DE1 3GP. More information about the consultation can be found at www.derbycathedralschool.org.uk/consultation.

The Rev Dr Elizabeth Thomson, Canon Missioner at Derby Cathedral, commented: “This consultation gives us the chance 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. I look forward to working with members of the local community to further develop our plans for this exciting new school which will deliver a first-rate education, ensuring that pupils reach their maximum potential and access world-class jobs in our vibrant City. 

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