Careers – Apprenticeships

Rolls Royce and Toyota are advertising apprenticeships to start in Sept 2020.  Toyota closing date is Friday 29 November 2019.
Rolls Royce  Engineering Advanced Practical Apprenticeship Programme –
Toyota Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineering Apprentice –
Students wanting an apprenticeship after Year 11,12 or 13 are advised to register on the apprenticeship website and check regularly for new vacancies to make sure they are not missing opportunities.  As the academic year goes on the number of opportunities with start dates after 26 June 2020 will gradually increase.

Children In Need

Thanks to all our students taking part in our Children in Need singalong last week. We raised lots of money for the charity and had a great time too!

Sixth Form Open Evening

Thank you to everyone who attended our recent sixth form open evening despite the heavy rain. We really enjoyed meeting you all and hope that we answered any questions you may have had.

If you couldn’t make it, please contact the school and we can arrange a visit to tell you more about our sixth form provision and our exciting new plans for the future.

Nick Goforth, Head of Belper

School team win the Regional Senior Team Mathematics Challenge

A team from the school attended the regional final of the Senior Team Mathematics Challenge at the University of Derby last week.  Organised jointly by the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme and the UK Mathematics Trust, the aim of the competition is to provide a stimulating and enjoyable challenge for 16-19 year old mathematics students by focusing on Problem-solving, teamwork and communication skills.  Fifteen teams of the best mathematics students from local schools and colleges tackled a series of demanding mathematical challenges over three hours, and we are both delighted and proud to announce that the Belper School team won!

The team now progresses to the national final in London on 4 February 2020.  We wish them continued success.

Year 6 into 7 Tours

We are always happy to show prospective parents around our school. We are a very supportive, caring and academically successful school where every student really does matter. If you are considering us for your child for year 7 in 2020 and you would like a school tour, please email the school ( so we can book a visit in.

We look forward to meeting you!

Nick Goforth, Head of Belper School

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.