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 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.

We are currently oversubscribed in our two year groups, namely 7 and 8. The number of student applications for our original cohort of Year 7s, our current cohort in September 2019 and our future September 2020 cohort have far exceeded expectations and we opened in September 2018 with our standard intake of 6 classes. This 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 and we will soon announce new posts for academic year 2020/21.

                                                   

                                                         

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. Our calendar is filled with opportunities which grow year on year. Our inaugural Christmas Service took place on December 21st 2018 and our second will take place on 20th December 2019. The Cathedral Music Director and our own Director of Music Mr. J Emberley frequently collaborate on 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 are detailed 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 2021/22 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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