Our School

Vision & Values

Derby High is a coeducational independent day school with over 660 boys and girls aged 3-18, conveniently situated on the outskirts of Derby.

Derby High School prides itself on its friendliness, and visitors to the school invariably comment on the calm and happy atmosphere in the school and the excellent relationships between the children and the staff.

One of the great strengths of the school is its broad social and cultural intake.

The school has a Christian foundation in the Anglican tradition, but our school community includes those of all faiths and none and while our values maintain our Christian tradition, we seek to learn from and celebrate the diversity of cultures and beliefs within the school.

Derby High was awarded the highest possible ‘Excellent’ rating following a full inspection from the Independent Schools Inspectorate in January 2023. Being a member of The Heads’ Conference (HMC), a prestigious association of leading independent schools in the UK and around the world, recognises our commitment to academic excellence, innovation in education, and a dedication to providing our students with the best possible educational experience.

Derby High is a vibrant and successful school.

AMY CHAPMAN, HEAD

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Happy Chinese New Year 2024 from all at Derby High School! Wishing you all prosperity and joy.
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Happy Chinese New Year 2024 from all at Derby High School! Wishing you all prosperity and joy.
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Happy Chinese New Year It's so good that we can all celebrate different cultural festivals together Your recent music concert looked wonderful too

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3 weeks ago
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Yesterday, we had a fantastic day of musical performances in the finals of our House Music competition. It was wonderful to get the Senior School together throughout the day for this special Derby High tradition. Our adjudicator, David Ross, joined us for the occasion and we were very grateful for his constructive and positive comments. Mr Ross was impressed with the quality of music performed which made it a difficult task to be our adjudicator for the day.

The competition saw finalists performing in categories that included intermediate and senior piano, strings, woodwind, brass, composition, drums, singing, duets and small ensembles.

To view more photographs please visit our website gallery: derbyhigh.derby.sch.uk/gallery/senior-house-music-2024/
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Yesterday, we had a fantastic day of musical performances in the finals of our House Music competition.  It was wonderful to get the Senior School together throughout the day for this special Derby High tradition. Our adjudicator, David Ross, joined us for the occasion and we were very grateful for his constructive and positive comments. Mr Ross was impressed with the quality of music performed which made it a difficult task to be our adjudicator for the day.
The competition saw finalists performing in categories that included intermediate and senior piano, strings, woodwind, brass, composition, drums, singing, duets and small ensembles. 
To view more photographs please visit our website gallery: https://derbyhigh.derby.sch.uk/gallery/senior-house-music-2024/
#DerbyHighSchool

Happy Chinese New Year 2024 from all at Derby High School! Wishing you all prosperity and joy.
#DerbyHighSchool #chinesenewyear2024
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Children`s Mental Health Week starts tomorrow, and we will be actively participating in various activities to support and promote the emotional well-being of our pupils.
As part of our commitment to this important cause, we would like to remind parents and students that tomorrow is a non-uniform day. All proceeds will go towards Bridge the Gap Child Mental Health C.I.C. This incredible organisation is a local, emotional literacy-based service that merges healthcare and education to assist children in exploring and understanding their emotions.
For more information, please see Friday`s High Notes and last week`s Highpost. Thank you for your support.
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We are thrilled to share that we have been nominated for two Lots for Tots awards!
We are nominated for, Primary Education Provider of the Year and Pre-school Education Provider of the Year.
If you would like to vote for us, you can do so here by visiting their website; https://lotsfortots.co.uk/awards/
The first round of voting closes on 29th February at 5:00pm.
Thank you everyone for your support!
#DerbyHighPrimary #lotsfortotsderby
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Visit our Primary Open Morning and learn about life for our Pre-School to Year 6 pupils, on Saturday 23rd March. Everyone is welcome to join us for this informal event. Pupils and teachers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about what a Derby High education has to offer.
To find out more please visit www.derbyhigh.derby.sch.uk. Alternatively contact Kristy Orpwood via email admissions@derbyhigh.derby.sch.uk or call 01332 514267.
We look forward to welcoming you!
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Happy New Year! With best wishes to you all from Derby High School.
May this new year bring happiness, new goals, new achievements and a lot of inspiration.
#DerbyHighSchool #HappyNewYear #happynewyear2024
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Wishing you all a Christmas that’s merry and bright!

Performing Glory, Let There be Peace (Maher), here is our Aria choir (Year 5 and 6). We hope you enjoy listening to their beautiful singing, recorded during our Carol Service rehearsals in Derby Cathedral.

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`Tis the night before Christmas and at Derby High, a familiar figure was seen flying by….. #DerbyHighSchool #santaclaus2023 #santaclause🎅 ...

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas time. May your holiday season be filled with peace and joy.
Here is a recording from our Christmas Carol Service rehearsal. Filmed in the morning of our service in Derby Cathedral, this is our magical Chapel Choir, singing The Time of Snow (arr. B. Chilcott).
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Season`s Greetings from all at Derby High School. Wishing you all a peaceful Christmas break filled with magic and fun.
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