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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3 weeks ago
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As the academic year draws to a close, we are thrilled to share some exciting news. We are delighted to announce Derby High School has been shortlisted, for the second year running, for the Independent Co-educational School of the Year award! This is a reflection of the exceptional achievements and unwavering dedication demonstrated by our entire school community. We look forward to hearing the final results next term!
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As the academic year draws to a close, we are thrilled to share some exciting news. We are delighted to announce Derby High School has been shortlisted, for the second year running, for the Independent Co-educational School of the Year award! This is a reflection of the exceptional achievements and unwavering dedication demonstrated by our entire school community. We look forward to hearing the final results next term! 
#DerbyHighSchool Independent School Parent

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3 weeks ago
Derby High School

Over 60 students from Year 9 to Year 12 have been enjoying this week in Spain on a water sports trip. Each student has taken part in kayaking, snorkelling, windsurfing, paddleboarding and catamaran sailing sessions. There was also a day out at a local water park as well as a half day cultural excursion to Barcelona, bowling, mini golf and a water-based obstacle course.
It was very busy itinerary; the students and staff had an amazing time.
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Over 60 students from Year 9 to Year 12 have been enjoying this week in Spain on a water sports trip. Each student has taken part in kayaking, snorkelling, windsurfing, paddleboarding and catamaran sailing sessions. There was also a day out at a local water park as well as a half day cultural excursion to Barcelona, bowling, mini golf and a water-based obstacle course. 
It was very busy itinerary; the students and staff had an amazing time.
#DerbyHighSchool

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Fabulous trip with fantastic students and staff.

As the academic year draws to a close, we are thrilled to share some exciting news. We are delighted to announce Derby High School has been shortlisted, for the second year running, for the Independent Co-educational School of the Year award! This is a reflection of the exceptional achievements and unwavering dedication demonstrated by our entire school community. We look forward to hearing the final results next term!
#DerbyHighSchool @independentschoolparent
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Last Wednesday we were delighted to celebrate the official opening of The Refectory. Welcoming our special guest, chef & author @dipnaanand to cut the red ribbon was the perfect touch to this significant event. ...

Last Wednesday we were delighted to celebrate the official opening of The Refectory with the entire school community. Our celebration truly reflected our community’s spirit. Welcoming our special guest, chef and author Dipna Anand to cut the red ribbon was the perfect touch to this significant event, marking the beginning of a new chapter for our school.
#DerbyHighSchool @dipnaanand @modulek_ltd #chartwellsindependent #Modulekltd #dipnaanand
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Senior Sports Day is always one of the highlights of the year, and last Friday was no exception. The spirit of teamwork and sportsmanship was palpable as students cheered on their friends. The school field was buzzing with excitement and it was wonderful to welcome so many parents to this event. Please visit our website gallery to view photographs from this event: https://derbyhigh.derby.sch.uk/gallery/senior-sports-day-june-2024/
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Last Friday afternoon our Junior school came together on the school field for their annual sports day. It was a fantastic occasion for everyone. Well done to all the children for taking part and thank you to all the staff and parents who joined us to encourage and cheer the children on!
For more photographs, please visit our website gallery: https://derbyhigh.derby.sch.uk/gallery/junior-sports-day-june-2024/
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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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