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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Information Evenings

September 2018


Year 9 Information Evening is Tuesday 18th September 2018. Please see amended post below.

Thank you

Our information evenings provide parents/carers with the opportunity to find out about the City of Derby Academy and how you can support your child.  There will be a presentation which will include information on the new assessment system, the behaviour for learning system, the rewards system, governance and online packages, etc.

The Information Evenings will start at 17:30 and will last about 30 minutes:

  • Tuesday 18th September 2018 – Year 7, 8 & 9
  • Thursday 20th September 2018 – Year 10 & 11

We look forward to seeing you all on what will be an informative evening.

City of Derby Academy GCSE/BTEC Examination Press Release 2018

August 2018

I am delighted and very proud with the tremendous set of exam results that our year 11 students have achieved this year. I would like to say a huge well done and congratulations to all of them.

Overall, the students have exceeded the grades that were expected of them and CoDA achieved an Attainment 8 score of 32, having been targeted a score of 29. This has been a dramatic improvement from the exam performance last year. In addition, the proportion of students achieving a pass in both English and Mathematics was 34%.

Although there have been many successes, I would like to highlight the following students for their phenomenal performances. A Azam, N Breyal, T Evans, A Kaur, C Singh, M Mujtaba have made outstanding progress in all of their subjects, including gaining grade 8’s in some of those subjects and K Bhogul who achieved a grade 9 in his Art and Design exam, placing him in the top 3% in the country.

The vast majority of our students have been successful in securing their preferred pathway and I wish them the very best with their next stages of life.

All of this success is not possible without the dedication and support from every member of staff at the school, and I would also like to thank them for the positive impacts they have had on our students.

Phil Smith                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Proud Headteacher


GCSE Results Day

August 2018

Results will be available for collection between 10:00 am – 1:00 pm today (23rd August 2018).

We would like to wish all our students Good Luck!

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Forthcoming Events

Thu 20th Sep
KS4 Information Evening 17:30 – 18:00
Wed 3rd Oct
Open Evening 17:30 – 19:30
Thu 4th Oct
Uniform Pop-up Shop 15:00 – 16:15
Mon 8th Oct



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