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 new prospective pupils to sit an entrance assessment for Senior School, or come along for an assessment day for entry to Primary School between years 3 and 6. 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, and boys looking to enter in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 are invited to a stay and play session.

Boys who are offered, and accept, a place in our Primary School have a guaranteed place in Senior School. There are no additional examinations or assessments required.

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, and usually by the end of November. Dates vary each year, so please check with our Registrar. However, we may consider applications at other times of the year.

We offer an extensive range of scholarships which are awarded based on talent and effort in areas including academic achievement, personal contribution, sports and music. Find out more

We work hard to provide access to as many as possible to Derby Grammar School and believe that income should not restrict able pupils to an education at our School. We offer an income-based bursary scheme for all pupils. Find out more

Derby Grammar School - Admissions