Yearly Archives: 2019

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

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.


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