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

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.


Governors’ Statement regarding uniform

As agreed the governors have reviewed the school dress policy this year. We have considered the main areas raised by parents, students, staff and other members of the community.

The governors have concluded that we will retain the current dress code and a school uniform will not be introduced. There are no plans to revisit this decision for the foreseeable future.

The full statement is available by clicking below …

Governors' Statement regarding uniform


PE lessons – rules regarding piercings

Please note that all visible piercings must be removed for PE lessons.  The only exception that can be made is for newly pierced ears which may be taped over in the first 6 weeks for non-contact activities.  Thereafter they must be removed. Students are required to provide their own tape. 

Students and parents/carers are asked to bear these rules in mind when considering new piercings. 

To view our PE Kit requirements and Faculty guidance document, please click here.


Parent information booklet

Useful information for parents/carers can be found in our Information Booklet for Parents/Carers available by clicking here.  Paper copies may be requested from the School Office.

This includes information on the following:

Contacting the school – School term and holiday dates 2017-2018 – The School Day
Student lockers – Daily preparation – The Student Planner – Attendance – Behaviour
Dress Code – PE Kit and general information  – Homework – Detentions – Bullying
Contacting your son/daughter in an emergency – Changes to personal details
Photo and media permissions – Process for concerns and complaints
Medical Appointments – Students becoming ill during the day
Sickness and absence reporting  – First Aid provision in school
Free School Transport – Emergency School Closures – School Catering Service
Free School Meals – Pupil Premium – Music Instrumental Lessons
Lost Property – Parent Consultation Evenings, Student Reports, Tutor Review Day
School trips and visits – Awards Events

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.