Arrangements for last day of the Summer term and the first day of the Autumn term

As detailed in our latest newsletter, a Summer Extravaganza will take place on Tuesday 26 July 2016 which will include a celebratory assembly for each group, where excellent student attendance, individual achievements and contributions to school life will be recognised with the award of certificates and prizes.  Students will also participate in fun competitive activities both with their tutor group and students in their year.

The opportunity will be available for students to leave after lunch at 1.10pm.  All buses will leave at their scheduled times from the school bus bay with the exception of the 360 Harpur’s Service to Parks Estate and Milford which will leave at 1.15pm from the bus stop opposite the Leisure Centre.  If you would prefer your son/daughter to remain in school, they will need to report to A6 at 1.10pm.  For these students there will be supervised showing of films until the normal end of the school day at 3.00pm.

School will be closed to students throughout the holiday and will re-open to students on Wednesday 7 September 2016 when a staggered start will be in operation as follows:

  • Year 7 and 8 students need to arrive by 8.40am – report to tutor base
  • Year 9 and 10 students need to arrive by 9.50am – report to tutor base
  • Year 11 students need to arrive by 10.30am – report to tutor base
  • Year 12 students need to arrive by 10.00am and should report to the sixth form area
  • Year 13 students need to arrive by 1.00pm and should report to the sixth form area

Important: Any students arriving in school earlier due to transport reasons should report to SR1 where they will be supervised until it is time to go to tutor bases.


Year 11 Prom – Photographs

Photographs taken at the Year 11 Prom on Friday 1 July 2016 by Libby Hall Photography are now available to view.

Click here for a link to the website.  You will be asked to input your email address followed by a password. This password will be sent by text shortly to a parent/carer of all Year 11 students who attended.

If you have any queries or wish to place orders, please contact the photographer direct by email to



End of Summer Term

Please note that we have been made aware of an error in the Student Planner, which states an incorrect date for the end of the Summer Term 2016.

We would clarify that term ends on Tuesday 26 July 2016, as shown in the school calendar and term dates section of the website.

Year 11 Revision sessions – 6 June to 24 June 2016

Students are strongly urged to attend the following revision sessions where they can, but note that in some cases sessions may clash with exams in other subjects.


Date Time Subject
Wednesday 22 June 9.55am – 12.15pm Triple Science
Thursday 23 June 9.55am – 12.15pm Triple Science

Last minute revision sessions have proven very effective and students should try to make as many as possible to improve their chances of success and save time during this busy period.  Clearly attending some sessions may not be possible given the inevitable clashes with exams.

Visit to School from Mel Morris – Thursday 19 May 2016

Mel Morris, Chairman and owner of Derby County Football Club Ltd and Non-Executive Chairman of King Digital Entertainment plc developers of the Candy Crush game, visited Belper School and Sixth Form Centre on 19 May 2016.

He gave an inspirational talk to our Year 10 students and is pictured below with Jo Hawkyard, Assistant Headteacher and Freya Fowles, Lead Teacher for More Able Students.

Visit from Mel Morris 2016-05-19

Belper School wins National Tech Partnership Wearable Tech Competition

Well done to our team of Year Nine students who recently won the Wearable Tech Competition run by the Tech Partnership with their Power Shirt.

Huge congratulations to all those involved, including Computing Teacher John Speight.

The  winning t-shirt design (pictured below) was conceived to help young people measure how much they exercise against recommended guidelines. It rewards wearers for taking steps by playing music, and by lighting sections of a motif that can be personalised.

To read all more about the Power Shirt and and the competition please click here.



Year 8 and 9 HPV vaccinations for female students

With effect from September 2015, The School Age Immunisation Service for Derbyshire has been responsible for providing all immunisations for children and young people who are of school age.

In secondary schools, all Year 8 and Year 9 female students will be offered HPV vaccinations, and the Immunisation Service will be visiting school on Wednesday 6 July 2016 to deliver these.

A consent form will be coming home with your daughter on Friday 29 April 2016. You will need to complete and return this form, even if you do not wish your daughter to receive the vaccination.  Forms need to be returned to School Office as soon as possible and by no later than Monday 9 May 2016. 

 We are aware some Year 9 students may already have received the first dose of this vaccination.  If this is the case, please still complete the form to give your consent for the second dose.   The immunisation team has access to vaccination records for all children at school, so will be aware of your daughter’s vaccination history.


As the NHS have arranged for these vaccinations to be delivered in school, these are no longer offered routinely at the GP surgery.

You can view/download the NHS leaflets ‘Your guide to the HPV vaccination’ and ‘Immunisation for Young People’ by clicking the links below.  Paper copies of these are also available on request from the School Office.

Your guide to the HPV vaccination
Immunisations for Young People

If you have any medical queries, please contact the School Age Immunisation Team direct on 01283 707170 and select option 3.