Welcome to our Virtual Open Evening
Here you will find a welcome from our Headteacher, 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 there is a live chat with CoDA staff (this evening 07/10/2020 between 5:30pm and 6:30pm). If you have any questions after today please email OpenEvening@cityofderbyacademy.org
We hope you enjoy our Virtual Open Evening (Don’t forget to enter the quiz!)
Welcome from Mr Smith – Proud Headteacher of City of Derby Academy
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.
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.
Under normal circumstances, we welcome visits to see the school in action. Unfortunately, we are limited in how we can conduct visits at the moment, but if you email firstname.lastname@example.org we will do our best to accommodate you.