School League Tables – Belper School secures ‘Top Ten’ spot in Derbyshire

The draft School League Tables have now been published which allow parents to compare schools locally and nationally. We are really pleased to rank as the joint 9th best school in Derbyshire for both the key progress and attainment measures with results significantly above national averages in many areas.
Please note that these are based on draft data so they do not include a number of recent successful examination remarks which will increase some of these figures when the final tables are released in January. 
Click here to see the School League Tables for Belper and other local schools:

Record Breaking GCSE Results 2019: Our best results, ever!

Following feedback from the Department of Education, we can now confirm that our 2019 GCSE results are officially Belper School’s best ever… to date. On results day we were delighted with the outcomes, and the smiles on the faces of our students said it all. We already knew that the 2019 results were a big improvement on our 2018 outcomes, which had broken all previous records, but waited patiently for this to be confirmed by the DfE.

Our provisional progress or ‘Progress 8’ score is +0.11 for 2019. This is way above the national average (-0.02 in 2018) and the average for Derbyshire schools, confirming that Belper School students make considerably better progress than most of their counterparts both locally and nationally. Our ‘Attainment 8’ score of 50 points also sets a new record being someway above the national average (46.5 in 2018). Furthermore, 50% of students achieved a ‘strong’ grade 5+ in both English and Maths and the number of students achieving the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) soared.

Needless to say, we are extremely pleased with these results and hope to build on them still further in 2020. We would like to thank parents and carers for their support and congratulate students on these fantastic results.

Governing Body Vacancies

Are you interested in being a School Governor?

Our Governing Body is currently seeking to appoint two Governors.  These are Co-opted Governor vacancies and applications are particularly welcome from anyone who has experience in promoting community cohesion, have knowledge of school HR processes or experience of property and estate management.

Meetings usually take place on Thursday evenings at 6.30pm to 8.30pm (six Full Governor meetings plus committee meetings per year).

Further information and a nomination form can be downloaded by clicking here.  Paper copies can also be requested by contacting the School Office either in person or by calling 01773 825281.  The closing date for receipt of completed nomination forms is 12.00 noon on Friday 18 October 2019.

If you require any additional information, please contact the Clerk to Governors on 01773 825281.


113 School Service – Belper School – Price changes

We have been informed of the following price changes to the above route.  Please note that, in order to obtain the child fare, students should be in possession of their b-line card.

From Hazlewood Church             Adult £3.60  Child £2.45

From Belper Lane End                  Adult £3.60  Child £2.45

From Whitehouse Rise                 Adult £3.10  Child £2.10

From Belper Triangle                    Adult £2.60  Child £1.75

From Belper Town Centre           Adult £2.10  Child £1.45

In addition, as from 14 October, 2019, High Peak Buses will no longer accept any season tickets issued by YourBus on a plastic smartcard.  Any other valid paper tickets will be accepted until 26 October 2019.

We understand that High Peak Buses are speaking with the bus service which operates the afternoon service, to see if return tickets can be used on eachothers’ services.  As soon as we have further information on this, we will update the website.

If you wish to contact High Peak Buses direct, please call them on 0116 410 5050.

Sixth Form Open Evening – Thursday 14 November 2019 – 5.30pm to 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 and teachers will be available to discuss course content, methods of assessment and outline the necessary skills and qualities that will be developed throughout the course.

The evening will begin with a presentation in the Main School Hall offering a brief overview of the options process and options available for students.

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

Session 1 at 5.30 p.m: for Tutor Groups 11JGS, 11KHL, 11 REN, 11SJB

Session 2 at 6.10 p.m for Tutor Groups 11CBT, 11 ADW, 11STL, 11THP

Students from other schools are welcome to join either of the presentations.

Eleanor Snape the schools Careers Co-ordinator will also be at the event. Eleanor can provide guidance on all options open to students after Year 11.

For more information on our Sixth Form, click here to go to our Sixth Form website.


Year 6 into Year 7 Admissions 2020

Thank you to everyone who attended our recent Open Evening. We really enjoy showing people around our school and hope you enjoyed it too.

To apply for a year 7 place in 2020 go to the Derbyshire County Council web page:

The closing date for applications is October 31st. We look forward to meeting you again!

Nick Goforth, Head of Belper