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

Latest News

Congratulations to our Debating Teams

January 2018

Congratulations to our Year 10 debating teams (Mohammed Danyaal H, Connie S, Amrit A, Moshin A, Simran A, Harmanpreet S, Zainab I, Josh L, Lauren K and Nathan H) who were successful at this weeks debate.

Thank you to Mrs Williamson who has organised and trained the debating teams.

Parent/Carers Survey

January 2018

We have published an online survey to capture parents/ carers views of the City of Derby Academy (the link to the survey is below).
The survey consists of 13 questions and will take approx. 2-3 minutes to complete.

We would appreciate your feedback.



January 2018

A massive well done to our Year 7, 8 & 9 Netball teams for their great performance during last night’s games. There was a noticeable improvement in how all year groups played and, Year 9 won 6-3!

Also, thank you to the students who came along to support and encourage the teams. It was lovely to see.

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Forthcoming Events

Wed 24th Jan
Year 9 Parents Evening
Wed 14th Feb
Year 9 Options Evening
Fri 16th Feb
INSET Day (start of holiday)
Mon 26th Feb
All students back to school


Calais Trip 2018
11th Jan 2018
Autumn 2017 Newsletter
15th Dec 2017


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