After several months of planning, Bondholder Derby Grammar School’s Head, Dr Ruth Norris, has announced the School will welcome boys into Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 from September 2019.
Dr Norris said: “This is a very exciting new venture for us and completes our offering of an all-through education, committed to the needs of boys.
“Our Junior School is an incredibly happy and vibrant place where our boys are nurtured and challenged in equal measure. Our curriculum is both rigorous and creative and fully enriched with extensive extra-curricular offerings.
“Traditionally, we have accepted boys from Year 3 upwards and have experienced increasing demand for places to be made available in the younger years. Now we are delighted to make the announcement that our doors will be open to these three new year groups this September.”
The School has plans to invest in its facilities over the coming months in order to prepare dynamic and stimulating age-appropriate learning and play spaces, ready for September.
April Sly, Head of Primary School added: “These facilities will complement our current offering of extensive leafy grounds, perfect for adventure play in a natural environment, complete with a discovery garden, adventure playground and the upcoming creation of a forest school. All our boys have the added benefit of access to our extensive sports facilities, including sports hall, pitches and Astroturf at our Rykneld site: perfect for letting off steam!”
Accompanying the news was the announcement of an extremely competitive fee package, along with a fresh new approach to sibling discounts: together these initiatives aim to make a Derby Grammar School education family-friendly and accessible to the budgets of working parents.
In addition, pupils who join Derby Grammar Primary School are now guaranteed place in Senior School, with no additional testing required.
This news follows hard on the heels of exciting new plans for Sixth Form revealed at the recent Sixth Form Open Evening, which included the addition of six new A Level subjects to the curriculum, a new Sixth Form Centre and a new range of scholarships, exhibitions and bursaries for Sixth Form students.
The School will also shortly be announcing exciting new developments in Senior School with a new vision and generous scholarships and bursaries.
Dr Norris said: “We are at the start of a fresh journey here at Derby Grammar School and we are looking forward to a new and exciting era.”
To find out more about Derby Grammar Primary School, come along to our Open Afternoon on Wednesday 7 November, 4.30-6.30pm. Reserve your place at visit www.derbygrammar.org/events