Year 9 Immunisation Programme – January 2024

IntraHealth Ltd on behalf of NHS School Health will be coming into school on Monday 22nd January 2024 to provide the above vaccinations to all year 9 pupils.

Immunisations are a vital defence to help protect our children from disease and potential life changing illness today and into the future. 

Please take time to read through the information below.

Primary Phase Open Day

Friday 17th November 2023

Is your child going to be 4 before the 31st August 2024?

If yes, then now is the time to find out about the best opportunities that your local schools have to offer, with your application required by January 2024.

Before you make your choice, please come and visit The Bemrose School where we work to ensure every child reaches their full potential.

A quote from our most recent ‘Good’ OFSTED report talks highly of our Early Years provision, saying “achievement and attendance are better than the national averages” – Ofsted 2018.

This shows how we strive for high standards whilst putting the children at the heart of everything we do. Our excellent teaching and pastoral care enables children to thrive and learn in stimulating environments where the curriculum is enriched with real and purposeful learning.

We are offering the opportunity for you to join our EYFS Leader for a tour of the school. During the tour you will have the opportunity to observe the children learning in the classroom, please bring your children with you as there will be a hands on experience to take part in and time to ask any questions.

Please contact the school on 01332 366711
to book a place on a tour that is convenient to you.
The morning tour begins at 9.30am until 10.30am.
Our afternoon tour begins at 1.00pm until 2.00pm.


Dear Parent/Carer

As you may be aware, your child will soon begin the ‘Options Process.’ This is when they will choose 3 subjects, that they will study alongside the ‘Core Subjects’ of English Language & English Literature, maths, science, RE, PE and PSHE, through year 10 and 11, to GCSE.

We aim to support pupils as much as possible; providing all the information both you and they need to make the right choices. With that in mind, below is an outline of the timeline of events in the ‘Options Process.’ Please keep this letter for reference, so that you are aware of key dates in this process.

  • Monday 23rd October: Launch of options process: Year 9 pupils will have an ‘Options Assembly,’ where we will outline the process and provide pupils with an information booklet. They will be able to bring this home – please look at this with your child as it contains information on all the subjects we offer.
  • Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th October: Learning Directors will use assembly time to share information about their subjects, with year 9 pupils.
  • Monday 6th November: Options evening, 4-6pm. This event is for year 9 parents/carers to come along to with your child, to find out more about subjects and ask staff any questions you may have.
  • Week beginning Monday 6th November: During form time, year 9 pupils will receive more information about subjects that we offer.
  • Monday 13th November: Year 9 pupils will select 5 subjects that they wish to go to, on their ‘Options Taster Day.’
  • Wednesday 6th December: Options Taster Day – this is the chance for year 9 pupils to experience 5 different subjects, to help them to make their final choices.
  • Thursday 7th/Friday 8th December: Year 9 pupils experience a ‘Mock interview,’ with either staff from school or local businesses. This is an opportunity for pupils to answer questions about the subjects they like/are good at, with the aim of helping pupils to make choices, linked to their career aspirations.
  • Week beginning Monday 15th January 2024: Year 9 pupils make their Option choices, during form time.

I look forward to welcoming you to school at the Options evening on Monday 6th November. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email: or by phoning the school reception on 01332 366711.

Kind regards

Mrs Tracey White

Assistant Headteacher, KS3.

Bemrose at 90

The Bemrose School is 90 years old.

When the school opened in 1902 on Abbey Street it was called Derby Municipal Secondary School. The Present day site was opened on July 11th 1930 at a cost of £71,000! Our current refurbishment works will cost £16million. The school was originally a boys Grammar school and it became a comprehensive in 1975. Since then the premises have been enlarged with the DT block opening in 1990 and in 2015 came the Primary school and Sports Hall refurbishment. The current refurbishment is expected to be completed at Half term 2021. We currently education 1150 students from the ages of 3-19. The school has a notable list of famous ex-students including Derby County Legend Steve Powell, Actor James Bolam, Scientist Sir Nigel Rudd and the highest ever ranking Royal Marine Gary Robison. The school is the only school in the country to be affiliated to HMS Ambush, a Royal Navy Submarine.