I am delighted, and very proud, to be the Headteacher at the City of Derby Academy. Students are at the heart of everything we do and we aim to provide all students with an engaging and enjoyable learning experience which will develop both academic and personal success.

Mr P Smith

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Year 11 School Reports

November 2018

Year 11 students have been given their reports to take home today. If you have any questions or require another copy, please contact school.


CoDA Students Perform ‘A Wish for Peace’ at Castle View Primary School

November 2018

The City of Derby Academy choir attended on our sister school – Castle View Primary School in Matlock today to perform ‘A Wish for Peace’. Whilst they were there they  delivered singing workshops and will be making poppies this afternoon.

Thank you to Castle View Primary School for allowing us to visit and perform at your school.

You can view the performance by clicking on the link below;


‘A Wish for Peace’ Remembrance Video 2018

November 2018

The City of Derby Academy are proud to share our remembrance video for 2018.  The song is called ‘A Wish for Peace’ and has been created to pay our respects during remembrance week.  The song is performed by our fantastic school choir and was arranged and directed by Miss Haywood and produced by Miss Woods. The message is very strong and will be used as a theme in assemblies and tutor time all week (05/11/2018).


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