Talk Fostering Recruitment Event – Monday 17 September 2018 – 5.00pm to 7.00pm

Talk Fostering at Belper School and Sixth Form Centre

There is a real need for new foster carers in Derbyshire and we’re very pleased to be able to help by hosting one of a series of Derbyshire County Council’s Talk Fostering recruitment events . Current foster carers and the council’s fostering recruitment team will be on hand  between 5-7pm on Monday 17 September 2018 to talk about the benefits of fostering, as well as the process of becoming an approved foster carer and the support carers and children are entitled to.

Anyone aged over 21 can foster. You can be a home owner or live in rented accommodation, working or not. You can be married, living with a partner, in a same-sex relationship or single,  already have children or not.

If you’d like to know more about fostering ahead of the event, please go online at

If you aren’t able to attend the event in school but are interested in fostering, the website also has details of other upcoming Talk Fostering events in county.

School Open Evening – Thursday 20 September 2018 – 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Parents and students, current and future, and the local community
are invited to attend our annual 
Open Evening

Headteacher’s presentations
at 5.45pm and 6.45pm in the School Hall

  • See the wide range of work, extra-curricular and enrichments activities students experience at Belper School
  • Get involved with hands-on activities to interest and entertain adults and children alike
  • Take the opportunity to chat to teachers informally about the work in their departments
  • A free crèche provided by staff and students on our Year 13 Health and Social Care course will keep our youngest guests aged 2 to 5 entertained with a range of activities and healthy food


Secondary School Admissions

For children transferring to secondary school in September 2019 you can apply online now through the Derbyshire County Council website.  The deadline for applications is midnight on 31 October 2018.   You can return to your application and make changes at any time up until the deadline.

Please click here to go to the Derbyshire County Council Secondary School Admissions page for further information.

Parent Portal and publication of parental reports

Parental reports for students are now published on-line on Parent Portal.  Report publication dates for 2018-2019 are as follows:

  • Wednesday 19 December 2018
  • Wednesday 10 April 2018
  • Monday 22 July 2019 (including tutor report)

If you do not have Parent Portal access and wish to apply, you can download the application form by clicking here.

If you have Parent Portal access and have forgotten your username/password, please email

Please be aware that we are currently working through Parent Portal applications for our new students.  Usernames and passwords for these applicants will be posted out towards the end of the month.


GCSE and A Level results news

A Level Results
A huge well done to the Year 13 students at the school who performed superbly well in the recent A Level exams.  There have been big increases on the previous year’s results with students and faculties both achieving strong outcomes.  Congratulations are well in order for all those students who stepped up to the plate!  We wish them all the best for the next stage of their career.
A cracking effort from the Y11 students who have posted some excellent results and set some records in the process!  Their hard work and determination certainly paid off and they should be really proud of their achievements.  Performing as well as they did on the new more difficult courses with the new assessment framework is truly brilliant.  We salute you!
M Cooper