Early Closure

Wednesday 20th 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.

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Next Steps Careers Information Evening

Monday 18th 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

Friday 15th 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!

Book Club

Tuesday 12th March 2019

Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! Go to to browse the latest books and order online. For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 25p in Scholastic Rewards.

Please place your order online by March 28th, 2019.

Netball Success!

Thursday 7th March 2019

Our mixed year 7 and 8 netball team played at home against Bemrose school last night (5th March).They won 12-3. Well done girls!
Extra congratulations to Michela B for gaining player of the match!
Back row (left-right)
Holly G, Shakina S, Michela B, Morgan O-S, Gurleen K
Front row (left to right)
Sarah Z, Amal A, Tanisha D, Prue P, Jasmin S

Year 11 Prom – SAVE THE DATE

Monday 4th March 2019

Year 11 Prom will be taking place on Friday 21st June 2019.

More details to follow at a later date.

Online Notice

Wednesday 27th February 2019

Please be aware of a current trend that is going round social media – Momo Challenge. The challenge pops up on certain YouTube channels, such as, Peppa Pig, Fortnite.

Please find more information about this on the link below;

Two Week Timetable Schedule

Wednesday 27th February 2019

As you will be aware, the City of Derby Academy deliver lessons using a two week timetable. Following feedback from parents/carers and students, we have uploaded the schedule to our website.

Please click on the link below;

Year 8 Parents’ Evening

Wednesday 27th February 2019

Year 8 Parents’ Evening is taking place on Wednesday 6th March 16:00-19:00.
Students will be given appointments cards so they can book times for you to see their subject teachers.

If you require any further details, please do not hesitate to contact the school.


Friday 15th February 2019

In an attempt to reduce all cash/cheques coming in to the Academy, we encourage payments for dinners, trips, ties, revision guides etc to be made via our e-payment method – ParentPay.

Payments can be made online via ParentPay secure website, or in cash at local stores where you see the PayPoint logo (PayPoint cards can be ordered by calling us).

Letters with log in details will be posted out today/handed to students.

If you require assistance with this, or need further information. Please do not hesitate to contact us.