Welcome to Derby Cathedral School

Welcome to Derby Cathedral School

As the inaugural Headteacher of Derby Cathedral School, I am honoured to be able to introduce you to our hopes, vision and newly appointed staff. It has been a fantastic journey to reach this milestone and as plans are evolving for our new, state-of-the art building in Friar Gate, I can only assume that this enjoyment will continue.

The number of student applications far exceeded our expectations and we opened in September with our standard intake of 6 classes. This has led to the recruitment of a range of staff, suitably qualified to deliver the full secondary national curriculum. I am very proud of the dynamic staff appointments we have now made for academic year 2019/20.

Our bond with Derby Cathedral is an immense source of pride and excitement. The calendar is filled with opportunities; from a service to celebrate education on September 9th to our Christmas Service which took place on December 21st. The Cathedral Music Director and our own school appointed Director of Music Mr. J Emberley, are already planning strategies to enhance provision and access for students. Watch this space for the emergence of a formidable brass ensemble in due course.

Contractors have been appointed to bring the vision for our permanent site off Friar Gate to reality and I am looking forward to including the ideas and aspirations of our students as the process evolves. We have already visited some recent school constructions and aim to repeat this with a group of students, as soon as the opportunity presents itself.

Our term dates for 2019/20 have now been finalised and are detailed on this website. Details about our new uniform supplier are also on this website.

All of our policies are found on the Information page of this website and paper copies are available on request.

Should you have any questions regarding the school, wish to visit us as part of your decision making for intake in 2020/21 or think you might want to join the team, please contact us via the details posted on the website.

Mr G. Inglis
Headteacher
Derby Cathedral School

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