Cathedral School Takes Step Forward

Bondholder Derby Cathedral has announced the next step in its plans to open a new Cathedral School in Derby.

The school is set to open September 2018 in temporary accommodation at Midland House in Nelson Street, whilst the brand new state-of-the-art facilities are being developed on a permanent site.

Derby Cathedral School will offer a broad and balanced curriculum, with specialisms in maths and music - strong links with the Cathedral Choir and Music Department will help to enhance this offer. 

Planning to open with 120 students in Year 7, the school will be a four-form entry 11-19 co-educational school and when full there will be 840 students on roll including 240 in the Sixth Form. 

David Channon, CEO of Derby Diocesan Academy Trust, commented: “We are making excellent progress and our search for an exceptional and inspirational leader is already under way. Discussions with the City Council and Education & Skills Funding Agency are continuing positively to identify a permanent site in and around the City Centre. Strong links will be forged with the family of schools across Derby and our state-of-the-art facilities will be shared with the community.”

Consultation for Derby Cathedral School runs until Monday 24th July 2017 and drop-in Consultation Events will be held on Tuesday 27th June from 1.00pm - 3.00pm and Wednesday 5th July 6.30pm - 8.30pm at Derby Cathedral. 

The Rev Dr Elizabeth Thomson, Canon Missioner at Derby Cathedral, commented: “This consultation gives us the chance to continue to seek the views of prospective parents, students and stakeholders, giving them the opportunity to help shape the secondary school so that it meets the needs of the Derby community.

"I look forward to working with members of the local community to further develop our plans for this exciting new school which will deliver a first-rate education, ensuring that pupils reach their maximum potential and access world-class jobs in our vibrant City.”  

For more information about the consultation, please click here.