As parents ourselves, we know that choosing a school for your child is an important decision. Here at Derby Grammar School we provide an outstanding education for able pupils in the East Midlands.

But our website and prospectus can only tell you so much. We welcome and encourage you to visit us at one of our open events or come along for a private visit so that you can experience our School, meet the Head and see what it is that makes us different.

We encourage all prospective pupils to sit an entrance exam for Senior School, or come along for an assessment day for Junior School. This is simply so that we can ensure that your child gains maximum benefit from the education offered here, and ensures that we can support and help them to work to the best of their ability. Sixth Form applicants are invited to an interview.

We keep our class sizes small so that we can get to know and support each pupil to achieve their potential, and so that they can make the most of all the opportunities at their fingertips here in School.

Applying to Derby Grammar School

Applications should normally be received in the Autumn term, ready for entrance examinations or assessments which take place early in the Spring term. However, we also consider applications at other times of the year.

We offer a number of scholarships based on merit in areas including academic achievement, sports and music. Find out more

We work hard to provide access to as many as possible to Derby Grammar School. Income should not restrict able pupils to an education at our School. We offer an income-based bursary scheme of up to 60% for Senior School pupils, and a number of special 100% sixth form bursaries. Find out more