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Virtual Tour

Welcome to our Virtual Tour

Here you will find a welcome from our Headteacher and have the opportunity to meet our Head Students. Further down the page you can take a look around the school in a 3D tour and there are short videos from each department. If you have any questions please email

We hope you enjoy your virtual tour.

Welcome from Mr Smith – Proud Headteacher of City of Derby Academy

Got a question?

CoDA’s Head Students

Take a look around CoDA in 3D!

Frequently Asked Questions

All applications are handled through Derby City Council on their website:  Apply for a secondary school place 

If you want to apply for the intake year of a secondary school starting in September 2021, you can make an application from 14 September 2020. The closing date for online applications is 31 October 2020. If the closing date has passed you can still apply however any applications made after the deadline date will be classed as late and will be considered after all on-time applications. 

The quickest and easiest way to apply is online. You can also apply by telephone on 01332 642727. Alternatively, you can download a paper application form and return it to us or request a paper application form to be sent to you using the same telephone number. 

The decisions for a secondary school will be available from 9:30am on 1 March 2021. You can find out by logging on to the Derby City Council website. 

You can visit the school website: here 

or email with your query 

If you live outside Derby City, you can apply using the equivalent Derbyshire County Council system: 

Derbyshire school admissions 

We have a very comprehensive transition programme to help students moving up to secondary 

Our Extended Learning Department has expertise in dealing with many additional needs. Please contact the school if you would like to discuss any particular points. 

Exam results are improving year on year – many of our students achieve grade 9 at GCSE that is the top 3% in the country and all move on to their chosen next stage after finishing at CODA. The school performance tables can be viewed here: School performance tables 

There are many afterschool clubs ranging across most subjects, including sports, drama, music science, technology as well as catch up and revision sessions. We also run a very popular breakfast club before school every morning. 

Please email and we will do our best to accommodate you. 

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