Open Evening – Thursday 21 September 2017

Belper School and Sixth Form Centre


Thursday 21 September 2017 – 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Parents and students, current and future, and the local community
are invited to attend our annual
Belper School and Sixth Form Centre 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 crèche provided by staff and students in 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 available free of charge


Parents/carers – A letter was sent home on Monday 11 September 2017 with students containing further information regarding this event.  You can access this by clicking here.

Snap Map – advice to parents regarding the Snapchat upgrade

Parents/Carers may already be aware of growing concerns surrounding a new upgrade to the Snapchat app called Snap Map.  This location based map allows users to see where in the country their Snapchat contacts are, as well as seeing location based photos and videos.  The Snap Map shows a user’s Bitmoji (their cartoon avatar within Snapchat), pinpointed on a world map.  Users can then zoom into the map to see the exact location of their friends.

Child Protection at Derbyshire County Council have asked us to make parents/carers aware of this, and to share a youtube video where a 14 year old demonstrates and explains the app.  To view the video, click here.

A Snapchat Guide for Parents has been produced which you can view/download by clicking on the link below.



Requests for leave of absence during term-time

The following guidance has been received from Derbyshire County Council regarding the above, which we have been asked to pass on to our parents/carers.

School is only able to grant requests for leave of absence during term time for exceptional circumstances.  Leave of absence request forms can be obtained from the School Office or from the school website.  If the leave of absence is due to a holiday, the form must be submitted before booking the holiday.  Please note the new guidance (above) which comes into effect on 1 September 2017.