A Welcome from our Head

We currently educate over 500 students between the ages of 3 to 18, in our purpose-built buildings in the leafy suburb of Littleover in Derby. Our Primary School teaches both boys and girls, whilst our Senior School is single-sex girls; however, I am delighted to announce that our Governors have agreed that, from September 2019, we will welcome boys into the Senior School.

I would like to highlight here our particular strengths. Our small class sizes enable each child to progress at their own speed, with the support and challenge of exceptionally well qualified teachers. Each lunchtime and after school, we offer a wide variety of clubs and activities and we encourage all our pupils to try something new each term, as well as continue to develop skills in areas they have grown to love. Our many and varied trips and residential experiences ensure each child is encouraged to expand their boundaries within a safe and secure environment. We take pride in our excellent pastoral care throughout all stages in the school, with pupils feeling confident they are listened to and looked after. Our academic record is particularly strong, with 44% of our 2018 A level entries being graded A/A*, and 61% of GCSE grades being awarded 7-9 ( the equivalent to A/A*, under the new grading system) - this places Derby High significantly ahead of all local schools in both A level and GCSEs.

It is my privilege and joy to lead such a vibrant and successful school and, if you are considering investing in your child’s future, I encourage you to visit and to experience something of the spirit of Derby High. Please do telephone to arrange a visit. I will be happy to show you round personally to see the school in action and answer any questions you may have, and to expand further on my vision and values for Derby High as we enter into our new exciting phase of educating boys and girls throughout the school.

I look forward to welcoming you.

Amy Chapman