Headteacher Appointment

We are pleased to announce that Mr Nick Goforth will be the new headteacher with effect from 1 September 2019. There was a good field of candidates comprising existing headteachers and experienced deputies from other schools. Interviews took place over a three-day period by a team of 7 governors, supported by Local Authority advisers, staff and students, culminating in Mr Goforth’s appointment.

Mr Goforth joins us from Hastings High School in Leicestershire, where he has been headteacher for over 7 years, after having taught in a number of other schools in Nottingham.  The governors were impressed by Mr Goforth’s track record of improvements at his existing and previous schools, and by his focus on care and excellence for students, his drive and commitment, and his desire to take the school forward building on its current success.

I am sure you will join us in welcoming Mr Goforth to Belper School in September and give him your full support as he starts his new role.

Alan Eccleston
Chair of Governors, Belper School and Sixth Form Centre

Headteacher Interview process


The interviews for the Headteacher position will be taking place in school on Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 May 2019.

Please note that the School Office will close at 3.05pm on Tuesday 21 May 2019.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Mid-Year Tutor Review and school closure to students on Friday 1 March 2019

On Monday 11 February 2019, students were given information to bring home regarding the Mid-Year Tutor Review, including details of how parents/carers can make appointments with their child’s tutor through our on-line booking system. Please note that appointments will be available to book for the evening of Thursday 28 February and the morning of Friday 1 March 2019.

School will, therefore, be closed to students on Friday 1 March 2019.

Remember that the Parent Login Code you receive to log on to the on-line booking system remains valid for the whole time your child is at Belper School. You can also use this to book Parent Consultation Evening appointments – the window for these bookings normally opens approximately two weeks before the Parent Consultation Evening date.

Last day of half-term and early finish – Friday 15 February 2019

On the morning of Friday 15 February 2019 (the last day of this half-term), students will have Mid-Year Celebration assemblies with their year group in the morning.

Please note that the school day will finish at 1.10pm and students will be permitted to leave. For those students unable to leave early there will be supervised activities until the normal end of the school day at 3.00pm.

At present, school buses will be operating their normal timetable at the usual times at the end of the school day with the exception of the 360 Harpurs service to Bargate, Parks Estate, Three Gates and Milford which WILL NOT BE OPERATING.

Students return to school on Monday 25 February 2019 which will be timetable week 2.