Our School

Vision & Values

Derby High is a coeducational independent day school with over 680 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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Well done to all our Infant children for taking part in Sports Day on Friday, we had a fantastic morning. Thank you to all the parents who attended and cheered on the children as they enjoyed their track and field events.
For more photographs, please visit our website gallery: derbyhigh.derby.sch.uk/gallery/infant-sports-day-june-2024/
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We send our very best wishes to all those in our community who will be celebrating today. Wishing you a joyous Eid-ul-Adha.
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We send our very best wishes to all those in our community who will be celebrating today. Wishing you a joyous Eid-ul-Adha. 
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Well done to all our Infant children for taking part in Sports Day on Friday, we had a fantastic morning. Thank you to all the parents who attended and cheered on the children as they enjoyed their track and field events.
For more photographs, please visit our website gallery: https://derbyhigh.derby.sch.uk/gallery/infant-sports-day-june-2024/
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We send our very best wishes to all those in our community who will be celebrating today. Wishing you a joyous Eid-ul-Adha.
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We are delighted to invite our alumni and staff to Derby High’s Summer Get-Together on Saturday 22nd June, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
To confirm your attendance please fill out this very short RSVP form; https://forms.office.com/e/Z9R9tQvYtQ
Alternatively, please email: dhsalumni@derbyhigh.derby.sch.uk.
Guided tours by our Sixth Formers will be available, along with a display from our archive, looking back at the wonderful history of our school.
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Thank you to all the parents who joined us for breakfast this morning and last Friday in The Refectory. Community is important to us at Derby High School. We are delighted with our new dining facility which allows our whole school to dine together under one roof.
Thank you to everyone who`s been involved in this wonderful project.
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Today was the final day of school for Year 11 before they head off on study leave; GCSE exams begin next week. To reward the students for their hard work in and out of the classroom these past couple of years, we invited the ice-cream van into the crescent outside school for a break time treat. In the afternoon, the year group came together for an assembly where each of our students were individually celebrated; this was all rounded off by cake in The Refectory. We wish all of our Year 11 students the very best for their examinations.
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Join us on Tuesday 18th June for interactive lessons where pupils will be creative, active and scientific. Make new friends and try out new subjects.
This exciting experience day is open to all pupils from all schools currently in Year 5. This is a great opportunity for year 5 pupils to experience Derby High life in small groups and become familiar with our senior facilities.
For more information and to book your space please go to: https://derbyhigh.derby.sch.uk/admissions/
Email; admissions@derbyhigh.derby.sch.uk or call 01332 514267
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We send our very best wishes to all those in our community who will be celebrating today and over the next few days.
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Happy Easter. Wishing our school community a peaceful springtime with joy and happiness.
With thanks to our Year One pupils for creating this beautiful artwork displayed in their classrooms.
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This week the Year 13 Physicists took a break from their busy schedules in school to visit Jodrell Bank Observatory in Manchester. Starting with a chance to have a go at some hands-on activities they then attended a workshop where, using data from the world leading Lovell Radio Telescope and their A level understanding of circular motion, gravitational fields and astrophysics, they were able to calculate the mass of the universe! They then had a very enjoyable planetarium show on how the elements are made from stars and after lunch had a chance to fully explore all the exhibits on display including an exhibition on astrophotography.
Following the all-important trip to the gift shop, it was time to head home. This was a fun end to 2 years of hard work in Physics for our Year 13 and a great way to support their learning.
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