Friday 19th July 2019

Congratulations to the following students who will be our new head/deputy head students next year. It was a tough choice and they all did themselves proud.
Head Students: Lemuella Z and Ria D
Deputy Head Students: Michael J and Gloria B

Water Safety

Thursday 18th July 2019

Dear all

The Council have received a number of reports of young people swimming and climbing on the weir in an area known as Pebble Beach on the River Derwent, just below Alvaston Park. Although a lovely spot to enjoy the river, there are hidden dangers to those entering the river water including cold water shock, injury from unseen objects and slippery surfaces.

We would be grateful if you could spread the message to all your pupils just before the summer holidays, about the importance of water safety. Please can you remind all children, and parents/guardians/carers, of the dangers of entering the river and climbing on weirs. For further information on water safety please visit –…/…/children-young-people/

Hope everyone has a lovely and safe summer holidays.

Kind regards

Derby Parks

Reports & Newsletters

Thursday 18th July 2019

Students will be given their reports today and our end of term newsletter. Students who are absent today will have their reports posted to the home address. 
If you wish to discuss the report please email Mr Harding –

Summer Holidays

Tuesday 16th July 2019

On Friday 19th July students will be breaking up for the summer holiday. Students will be dismissed at 12:25.
This will be a normal school day and students are expected to wear uniform.

Excellent SMSC provision at CODA.

Tuesday 16th July 2019

On Tuesday 9th July, CoDA was assessed for its SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) curriculum.
The assessor was highly complementary of the school and awarded the school a silver quality mark.

This is a fantastic achievement and demonstrates the high quality, holistic, education taking place at CoDA.

Well done to everyone for their part in this. This is an achievement we should all be proud of.

Overdue Library Books

Tuesday 16th July 2019

We have a number of outstanding library books that have not yet been returned. Please check if you have any of our books and return by Friday (19th July).

Letters will be sent home in due course for all outstanding books and charges that may apply.

Many thanks

Summer Concert 2019

Monday 8th July 2019

Parent Survey 2019

Monday 8th July 2019

Please click on the link below to complete our parent survey:


Sport Days/Early Closure

Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Reminders to parents/carers and students:

This Friday (5th) is our all school sports day, please ensure your child has appropriate clothing. It is expected to be a warm day, therefore, please ensure your child brings sun cream, a hat and plenty of water.

Monday 8th is our second early closure day, the school will be closed to students from 12:25.

Headteacher’s Blog

Monday 1st July 2019

Please click the link to see last week’s HT blog.

Headteacher’s Blog