Part of the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust group of Academies

About our Academy

About our Academy

The City of Derby Academy serves the Sinfin area on the western side of the city. It opened in June 2013 replacing the predecessor Sinfin Community School and occupies bright, modern buildings sitting on a large, level site with excellent sports facilities.

The Academy offers 1050 places for ages 11-16.

In September 2016 there were around 830 students on roll and numbers are growing year on year.

The City of Derby Academy is part of the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust which is multi-academy sponsor committed to raising standards in areas of educational underachievement.

The Academy has ambitious improvement plans in place. It recognises that outcomes for students must be better and is working hard to drive forward.


This Academy is sponsored by the Greenwood Academies Trust which was formed in 2009 and now educates approximately 16,000 pupils across eight local authority areas including Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire, Derby City, Leicester City, Northamptonshire, Peterborough, Lincolnshire and Central Bedfordshire.  

To find out more about the Trust click here.