At Derby Grammar School we aim not only to teach, but we aim to inspire a passion for learning that remains with our pupils throughout their lives.

Combining intellectual challenge with a real breadth of experiences, we encourage each pupil to harness their strengths, work on their weaknesses, and realise their full potential.

An education with us provides a strong basis for higher education, for a subsequent career and for a rounded life, whilst having fun and being happy in our school environment.

Our aims

Founded in 1995, our aim is to provide an excellent education for able boys aged 7 to 18 and girls aged 16 to 18 in the East Midlands.

Our high quality education allows pupils to flourish in an atmosphere that provides intellectual challenge and celebrates success. Our education extends far beyond the classroom to the sports field, the debating table, the concert hall, the race track, and even the Tanzanian plains.

We aim to equip our pupils with a breadth of skills and knowledge which will enable them to perform outstandingly well at School and in later life.

Our ethos

We strive to encourage independent thought, expression and learning, in an environment where learning is fun.

Pupils and staff share high expectations and all of our staff are committed to helping and encouraging our pupils to succeed.

Our motto

Inspiring a passion for learning that remains with pupils throughout their lives is a core to our values.

Our motto embodies this – ‘vita sine litteris mors’. It translates as ‘life without learning is death’.