At Derby Grammar School you will find a real sense of purpose and pride that emanates from our community. Our aims and ethos are tangible: to enable pupils to achieve academic excellence along with the confidence and abilities to take on the world and succeed.

We pride ourselves on bringing education to life, on providing a learning environment that challenges and inspires. We encourage our pupils to embrace every opportunity for learning and to indulge their intellectual curiosity. An innovative academic curriculum is offered by an outstanding body of well-qualified staff, committed to ensuring that our pupils reach their potential. Our academic results speak for themselves, placing us at, or very near to, the top of all major school league tables and are testament to the talents of our staff and pupils alike.

Our pupils, however, not only excel in the classroom but also engage whole-heartedly with all that a broad-based, holistic education can offer. The day at Derby Grammar School is varied and exciting. Pupils benefit from life-enriching sporting, musical, dramatic and cultural co-curricular offerings. Ensuring that there is an effective balance between the core academics and a wider skills-based and character education is of paramount importance to positive pupil outcomes.

If you’re looking for a school for your son, or a Sixth Form place for your daughter, then please do come and visit us. The atmosphere at our School is truly unique – it’s welcoming, caring and enterprising. It’s an environment that enables individuals to flourish, and have fun along the way.

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Dr Ruth Norris, MA cantab, DPhil oxon