Our next drama performance – Jacqueline Wilson’s ‘Hetty Feather’

We are delighted to announce that our next Drama production will be ‘Hetty Feather’.   Based on the best-selling book by Jacqueline Wilson, this is a spectacle not to be missed!

Why not join us in following Hetty’s exciting adventures from the Foundling Hospital to finding a true family of her own.

Performances are at 7pm on Wednesday 13, Thursday 14 and Friday 15 June 2018.  Tickets will be available from week beginning Monday 21 May from the School Office.  Students are able to buy tickets from the Cold Food area at lunchtimes.

Hope to see you there!

Ofsted Short Inspection visit – Tuesday 20 March 2018

Message from Jo Hawkyard, Acting Deputy Headteacher

(On behalf of Mr Cooper who is on jury service this week)

I am pleased to draw your attention to the Ofsted Report from our recent Section 8 Short Inspection, conducted on Tuesday 20 March 2018.

As a school we are very pleased with the outcome of the inspection, which is that we retain our ‘Good’ status, originally awarded in September 2014.  This means so much to the staff and Governors, and could not have been achieved without the support and commitment of students, parents and carers.  Thank you so much!

The inspectors confirmed that we know our school well, are aware of its strengths and areas for development, and have capacity to secure further improvement.  We are proud of the achievements of our whole school community, especially in the context of significant curriculum changes and new examination and performance measures.

We are a school community with the interests of our students at heart.  We will continue to work together and move closer towards our vision of becoming truly outstanding in all aspects.

Please take a few moments to read the report, and thank you once again for your support which is so very much appreciated.

Click on the link below to view/download the Ofsted Report.  Paper copies are also available on request from the School Office.

Ofsted Short inspection of Belper School and Sixth Form Centre - March 2018

Students returning to school following an injury or operation

Please note that at least 24 hours’ notice must be given to school if your child has had an injury/operation and is planning to return to school on crutches, with a sling/cast or in a wheelchair.

We will then contact you to arrange a meeting between yourselves, your child and school to ensure that we have the opportunity to …

  • assess your child’s requirements and make arrangements for them to safely access the necessary areas in school during lesson and social time
  • discuss with you any aspects of the curriculum they are unable to participate in for the period of their recovery (such as PE or Drama) and make alternative arrangements for them to study/be supervised as appropriate
  • ascertain whether your child requires any medication/pain relief whilst at school and complete the appropriate documentation
  • ensure your child is aware of what action they need to take in the event of an emergency

As students will not be able to return to school until this meeting has taken place, we would appreciate parents/carers’ assistance by giving us as much notice as possible.


Separated Parents’ Policy

We have recently updated our Separated Parents Policy in accordance with revised guidance from Derbyshire County Council, and with effect from Thursday 1 February 2018, we will no longer routinely send out correspondence to parents/carers not at the student’s home address.  All those affected have been written to.  You can view/download the letter by clicking here.

To view our Separated Parents’ Policy, click here.

Parent Portal and student reports

The latest progress reports for students are now available to view via the Parent Portal.  To can access this online via the Parents Link tab (under Services) on our school website or  directly at http://eportal.belperschool.co.uk

The last reports for this academic year will be available on the Parent Portal as follows:

Monday 16 July 2018 from 5pm (Years 7-10 and Year 12)

If you do not have access to Parent Portal then please contact the School Office who can send you an application pack or click here to download a copy.  Completed forms should be returned to the School Office who will then arrange for your username and password to be posted to you.  If you have more than one child in school then their data can usually be accessed with just one account.  If you do not have Internet access available to you then we have a dedicated computer terminal located in visitor reception which you can use to access Parent Portal.  Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you are unable to make use of our online reporting system and will be happy to make an alternative arrangement for you to access your child’s termly report.