Pupils receive expert help to gain the reading and writing skills they need to do well in all subjects. As a result, pupils make good progress

There is much joy in this school. Pupils value their teachers, and the rich and diverse community in which they learn

Teachers take account of individual pupils’ needs in their good lesson planning. They make sure that pupils, even those who arrive at unusual points in the school year, are quickly assimilated and make good progress

Teaching is strong in the sixth form. Teachers are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects. They show great commitment. Students are fulsome in their praise of the impact their teachers have had on their future education

Lessons are characterised by strong and positive relationships between pupils and teachers. Teachers know pupils well. Often teachers target the learning that individual pupils need because they know them so well

In key stages 1 and 2 teachers plan many opportunities for pupils to deepen their knowledge, understanding and skills.

Coronavirus Update – January Return

Following the announcement from the Department for Education on the 30th December, we will have a phased return for Secondary pupils. All Primary pupils are to return to school on the Monday the 4th January. Please see below for further information:

Primary Phase

Monday 4th January:  Primary pupils

  • All return to full time face-to-face education.

Secondary Phase

Monday 4th January:

  • Critical worker and vulnerable children to attend school.
  • Remote learning from home for years 7-13 except those who are critical worker or vulnerable and attending school.
  • Exams will continue for year 10-13

Monday 11th January:

  • Years 11 & 13 – Pupils return to school for face-to-face learning.
  • Remote learning from home for years 7-10 & 12.

Monday 18th January:

  • All pupils – Years 7-10 & 12 return to school to join year 11 & 13.

We recognise that this is late notice for some families, but this is a directive issued by the Department for Education. They have also issued guidance regarding the school delivering Lateral Flow Tests from January 2021. We will write to you in the New Year identifying what this testing will look like and how schools will manage this.

Can we take this opportunity to wish you all a safe, healthy and Happy New Year.  We look forward to seeing you all in 2021.  Our very best wishes to you all.

If you need to contact us please do so on admin@bemrose.derby.sch.uk

For updates and more information, we have created a Coronavirus page which can be accessed by clicking here


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Thank you for visiting our school website. It has been designed to give you a wide range of information about the school and I hope that you find it easy to use. We have, at our core, the key values of ambition, hard work, fairness and mutual respect which support a positive learning environment for everyone. Through high quality teaching and by developing highly effective learners we encourage our students to exceed their expectations and become inspired to achieve their full potential through their lives.

Please take the time to find out more about us and please arrange a visit – you will not be disappointed.

Mr Neil Wilkinson B.Ed Hons, NPQH
Executive Headteacher, The Bemrose School