Parent Governor vacancies

As there have been five nominations received for the two parent governor vacancies, a ballot will be held.

Further information plus ballot papers will be sent home with students on Monday 31 October 2016.

The result of the ballot will be communicated on Monday 7 November 2016.

Sixth Form Open Evening – Thursday 3 November 2016 – 5.30pm – 7.30pm

This evening is designed to provide you with an opportunity to find out all you need to know about the subjects available Post-16 at Belper School Sixth Form. Subject leaders will be available to discuss the course content, methods of assessment and outline the necessary skills and qualities that will be developed throughout their course.

The evening will begin with a presentation in the School Hall offering a brief overview of the options open to students at Belper School next year.

In order to make the evening more personal and manageable we have arranged two separate presentation sessions:

Session 1 at 5.30pm: for Tutor Groups 11ELS, 11MRF, 11TLS, 11SZT and Access

Session 2 at 6.10pm: for Tutor Groups 11SJL, 11SAR, 11KES, 11AWH

Students from other schools can join in either session.

Eleanor Snape the School Careers Co-ordinator will also be at the event. Eleanor can provide guidance on all options open to students after year 11 including alternative full-time education routes and apprenticeships.

A letter has been posted home to all current Year 11 students regarding the above arrangements and the sixth form application process.  You can view this letter by clicking here.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact the Sixth form Team at

Secondary School Admissions

For children transferring to secondary school in September 2017 you can apply online through the Derbyshire County Council website from 12 September until midnight on 31 October 2016.   You can return to your application and make changes any time during this period.

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

Head Lice – checking and treating.

Although not as common in Secondary schools as Primaries, from time to time we do have an occasional student with head lice.

We would ask parents to be vigilant, check their son/daughter’s hair regularly and treat accordingly as and when necessary.  This helps to ensure that any infestations are dealt with quickly and the likelihood of this spreading to other children is minimised.

Click here for information from NHS Choices on spotting head lice and how to treat them.


Election of Parent Governors

We currently have two vacancies for Parent Governors on the School’s Governing Board from 7 November 2016.

Please click here for further information, or contact the School Office.

The deadline for completion and return of nomination forms is 12.00 noon on 17 October 2016.


Term time holidays

To clarify the school’s position in relation to term time holidays:

The school will continue to apply the Government Guidelines for authorising term time holidays. These will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances – please see existing school Attendance Policy for more information.

Where a holiday has not been authorised the school will follow recent guidance from the Local Authority. Upon a student’s return to school, their 12 month attendance figure to that date will be examined. If the student has 94% attendance or less in the previous 12 months then it is quite likely that a fine will be issued.

The school has decided that any external exclusions will not play a part in the overall attendance figure for any student. The school’s Attendance Policy is under review to bring it into line with recent guidance from the Local Authority.
If you wish to apply for leave of absence, a form is available on request from the School Office or alternatively this can be downloaded from the Forms section of the website.

Parental ePortal Applications

Thank you to those Year 7 parents/carers who have applied for Parental ePortal access for their child/children.

We are working our way through the applications and hope to be able to send usernames and passwords out by the end of September.

If you receive your username and password and are experiencing difficulty with accessing ePortal,  please contact the School Office or email


School Open Evening – thank you for visiting

Thank you to everyone who came to visit on our Open Evening on 15 September 2016.

We had an amazing number of visitors this year and we hope that everyone enjoyed seeing what we do.

If you did not get the chance to visit us at our Open Evening and would like to do so, or you would like any further information on the school, please contact the School Office on 01773 825281.