School closure due to National Industrial Action – Tuesday 5 July 2016

Please note that letters are being sent home with students tomorrow (Thursday 30 June) regarding the closure of school on Tuesday 5 July 2016 due to national industrial action.

A copy of the letter can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

Letter to parents - National Industrial Action - Tuesday 5 July 2016


Transition day arrangements for Year 6 students – Tuesday 5 July 2016

Regrettably this closure means that the Year 6 transition day here on Tuesday 5 July 2016 will now not go ahead.  Primary schools will notify parents of their own specific arrangements for that day.  As the strike action only affects Tuesday 5 July, the transition day on Wednesday 6 July 2016 will go ahead as planned and we look forward to welcoming your son/daughter to Belper School that day.


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.