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Open Evening

Year 5/Year 6 Open Evening

The opportunity to showcase our school to new students at our Year 5/6 Open Evening will be held on Wednesday 4th of October 2023 between 5.30pm and 7.30pm. We welcome all families of primary school age pupils, and we are delighted that this year can be hosted as a school live event. 

The evening will include: 

  • Meet the Head of School 
  • Opportunities to meet the staff
  • Faculty demonstrations
  • Find out about pastoral and wellbeing support 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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 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. 

Here is the menu for September 2023:

Canteen Menu

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