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!
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
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.
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 (email@example.com) so we can book a visit in.
We look forward to meeting you!
Nick Goforth, Head of Belper School
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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.
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