“Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example…in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”

1 Timothy 4:12

Here at Derby Cathedral School we want every student to feel safe and happy and to be the very best version of themselves.

The Pastoral Team

If there is anything that is worrying you? It might be school work, homework or friendship issues, anything at all, please ask to speak in the first instance to your child’s Form Tutor. They may in turn speak to your child’s Head of Year. You can contact your child’s Form Tutor or Head of Year by phoning 01332 325710 or emailing info@derbycathedralschool.org.uk


If you have concerns about the safety of yourself, your friends or family, then please speak to one of the safeguarding team. See our safeguarding page and safeguarding policy for more information. We have also created a Parent Information Leaflet on Safeguarding and Wellbeing which you may also find useful. See our Safeguarding page for more information.

Heads of Year

Each year group at Derby Cathedral School is led by a Head of Year. This member of staff has overall responsibility for the behaviour, attendance and attainment of that year group. All Heads of Year are full time, qualified teachers with a teaching timetable. They are assisted by a full time non-teaching Behaviour Support Officer.

Our Heads of Year are:

Miss Oakes Year 7
Miss Amiss Year 8
Mr. Capon Year 9

The Head of Year may also ask the Pastoral Support Team to provide additional help.

The Pastoral Support Team are:

Mrs. Nethercott Pastoral Support Officer / Deputy DSL
Mrs. DeFreitas. Learning Mentor
Ms H Kang Behaviour Support Officer
Mrs D Lucas Alternative Provision Manager

Form Tutors:

Year 7 Tutor
7Bakewell Mr Adler
7Derwent Ms Goldsmith
7Merlin Ms King
7Midland Ms Woodward
7Nightingale J Young
7Peak B Youens
Year 8 Tutor
8Bakewell Mr Rawson
8Derwent Mr Richardson
8Merlin Ms Winfield
8Midland Mrs Oakes
8Nightingale Mrs Towlson
8Peak Ms Cruz
Year 9 Tutor
9Bakewell Ms Eaton
9Derwent Mrs Heppleston
9Merlin Mr Simpson
9Midland Mr Salter
9Nightingale Ms Radford
9Peak Mr Saunders

Tutors meet with their tutor group every morning to get set up for the day. They follow a tutor programme of Collective Worship.

Our programme of Collective Worship at DCS is varied and includes:

  • Guided reading of a text chosen by the English Department
  • Literacy and numeracy activities
  • Discussion of news items via websites such as Newsround
  • Discussion of the week’s Picture News
  • Discussion of key international days or charity events such as Harvest, Black History Month, Remembrance, International Languages Week etc.

See our Collective Worship page for more information.


Our FAITH values inform all aspects of life at DCS, whether that is our approach to safeguarding, behaviour, teaching and learning or future careers.

We rewards students regularly for demonstrating these values and they are prominently displayed around school. The values are:

  • Fellowship
  • Aspiration
  • Integrity
  • Tenacity
  • Humility