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

Early Closure

March 2019

In order for the school to continue to improve I will be providing further opportunities for my staff to receive vital training and development.  This will mean that I will be closing the school at 12:25 for two days in June and July. Further details can be found following the link below.

Students will be handed the letter during form time today to take home. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with school if you have any questions.

Early Closures 2019 0319

Next Steps Careers Information Evening

March 2019

On the 28th of February the first Next Steps careers information evening was held in Normanton as a joint venture between secondary schools in Derby. It was an excellent opportunity for some of our Y10 and Y11 students to meet with local employers and learn about careers, jobs and education routes that are available.
As an added incentive to come along, two iPads were given away to pupils as raffle prizes and we were delighted that one of our Y10 students, Hira B, was the lucky winner of one of them!
The event was such a success that the next one is already being planned, and even more CoDA students will be invited.

Watch this space for more information.

(pictured L-R: Mr Meehan, Hira B and Mr Smith)

Castle View Visit

March 2019

The City of Derby Academy were delighted that 27 students from Castle View Primary School joined our choir for a singing workshop yesterday (14th March).
All the children performed brilliantly and we were incredibly proud of them all.  We look forward to the next one!

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Thu 4th Apr
Uniform Pop-up Shop 15:00 – 16:15
Fri 12th Apr
Last Day of Term
Mon 29th Apr
First Day of Term
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