Headteacher’s Welcome

Welcome to Belper School!

I feel tremendously proud and privileged to introduce myself as the Headteacher of Belper School and Sixth Form Centre.

We have extremely high standards and expectations of our students and want them to create amazing futures for themselves.  These high expectations involve all aspects of school life from effort, work-rate and ethos to conduct, behaviour and manners.   There is a strong focus on the climate for learning within school and an emphasis on fundamental elements of learning and achievement.

At Belper School many wonderful and varied opportunities exist for students and a significant number of them grab these opportunities with both hands and achieve educational excellence both in academic and non-academic areas.  There is a drive to maintain this “Spirit of Belper” and for students to “Be who they are and Become who they aspire to be”.

We aim to set up our students to “Create their Future” and to be happy and successful adults by developing the skills and abilities they will need to achieve their ambitions.

Staff work hard to provide an inspirational range of learning opportunities and students are encouraged to fully embrace these, being stretched and challenged at all times and nurtured and supported where required.  We offer a very wide array of extra-curricular activities and trips and our students achieve some simply amazing individual and team performances across all areas of their education.

Belper School is a really special place and there is a tremendous pride throughout the whole community towards our school.  We have a strong drive and determination to develop our provision even further and, with commitment from students and partnerships with parents & carers, I am confident that the school will continue to go from strength to strength.

Nick Goforth BSc (Hons) NPQH
Head of Belper School