Rolls Royce – Young Apprenticeships

Friday 23rd March 2018

This year we have the opportunity for Year 9 students to apply for a Young Apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce. This is a high quality engineering based course at Roll-Royce for one day each week. Rolls-Royce will be hosting an open evening to explain the process  on 10th April 2018.

Students who are interested will be given a letter to take home (an electronic version can be found under the ‘letters and forms’ section on our website).

For more information about the apprenticeship and the opening evening, please click on the link below:



Year 11 Revision Sessions

Friday 23rd March 2018

The GCSE examinations begin on Monday 14th May – that is only 5 weeks after the Easter holiday.

We want to support students as much as possible in preparing for these examinations, so we will be offering extra revision sessions during the Easter holidays. Please click on the link below for details:


Spring Newsletter

Thursday 22nd March 2018

Our Spring newsletter will going home with students tomorrow. You can find an electronic version by clicking the link below;


New Spring Menu

Tuesday 20th March 2018

Please click on the link below to view our new Spring menus.


School Open Tomorrow

Sunday 18th March 2018

City of Derby Academy WILL be open tomorrow.

Exam Timetable

Friday 16th March 2018

For further information and guidance regarding exams, please visit the parents or students section on our website

Exam Timetable for 2018

Term Dates and INSET days

Thursday 15th March 2018

Please be aware that some dates may differ slightly to Derby City Council schools.

Term Dates 2017-18

Monday 26th February 2018 – Friday 23rd March 2018
Monday 9th April 2018 – Friday 25th May 2018
Monday 4th June 2018 – Wednesday 25th July 2018

Term Dates 2018-19

3rd September 2018 – 26th October 2018
5th November 2018 – 21st December 2018
7th January 2019 – 15th February 2019
25th February 2019 – 12th April 2019
29th April 2019 – 24th May 2019
3rd June 2019 – 22nd of July 2019

INSET Days 2018-19

3rd September 2018
4th September 2018
8th October 2018
26th November 2018
22nd July 2019


City of Derby Academy Parents’ Evening in Normanton – 7th March 2018

Friday 9th March 2018

I am proud to announce that we hosted our first parents’ evening in the local community on Wednesday. I am delighted to announce that it was a great success.  We had 64 families come and discuss their child’s progress, and plans for the next evening are already in place.

I would like to thank Richard Meehan (AHT) for organising the event and, also, my thanks go to Adem Rapesca and his community team for their support which included providing translators for our non English speaking families.

The school were able to provide refreshments and food which were served by members of the school. (see picture) Thank you Asda (Sinfin) for their generous donation.

Mr Smith

Proud Headteacher – ‘We are CODA’

City of Derby Academy win the Derby and District Law Society, Derby University and e4e Debating Competition

Friday 9th March 2018

I am delighted and immensely proud of our Year 10 debating team who have won the Derby City debating competition.  The team of Connie S, Amrit A, Simran A and Mohsin A fought off tough competition in the final to remain unbeaten for the whole year.

The final was judged by John Whitby – Mayor of Derby, Simon Stevens – President of Derby and District Law Society (DDLS) and Sue Jennings who is Head of Law at Derby University, and they were all impressed with the quality of the preparation, research, logical reasoning and delivery of the debate.

The team are a credit to the school and themselves and they have made us all so very very proud.

School Photograph Orders

Tuesday 6th March 2018

The deadline for school photograph orders has been extended until tomorrow (7th March) at 3pm.