Welcome to Derby Cathedral School

Welcome to Derby Cathedral School

*Applications for Year 7 in September 2020 will close on Thursday 31st October 2019. Applications are made through Derby City Council*

All applications are made through Derby City Council and all details can be found here https://www.derby.gov.uk/education-and-learning/schools-and-colleges/school-admissions/secondary-school-admissions/apply-year-seven-secondary-school/

As the inaugural Headteacher of Derby Cathedral School, I am honoured to be able to introduce you to our hopes, vision and ethos. 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 for our original cohort of Year 7s and our next cohort in September 2019 have far exceeded our expectations and we opened in September 2018 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.



Looking for details about our uniform? Please click here https://derbycathedralschool.org.uk/uniform

Looking for our term dates? Please click here https://derbycathedralschool.org.uk/term-dates

Our bond with Derby Cathedral is an immense source of pride and excitement. The calendar this year has been filled with opportunities which will continue year on year; 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 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.

Our school newsletter gives a wonderful insight into life at the school, with both current and previous editions found via this link https://www.derbycathedralschool.org.uk/news/archive

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
Derby Cathedral School