We welcome both girls and boys in to our Sixth Form at Derby Grammar School, encouraging independence, individuality, inquisitiveness and debate in a safe environment.

Pupils join us from across the region. It creates a dynamic environment for both study and support, and is a place where new friendships are formed which last well beyond the Sixth Form.

Sixth Formers are treated with the respect they deserve as young adults. Over these two crucial years each has the opportunity to emerge as a confident, independent individual who is ready to take on life’s challenges – and succeed.

The smaller class sizes, combined with our style of teaching, enables each Sixth Former to confidently air their views, discover their beliefs and form their own personal viewpoints. Dressed in business dress rather than uniform, and with their own common room area, Sixth Formers take on additional responsibilities such as Prefects or House Captains. All become role models for younger pupils throughout the School.

We provide a stimulating A level curriculum to develop academic knowledge, and everyone has access to a wealth of opportunities through extra-curricular activities such as Young Enterprise, the Tanzania Project, music and drama clubs, Formula 24+ and Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.