Inspired to Make a Difference

Headteacher’s Welcome

We are proud to be a high achieving school that provides so many exciting opportunities for all who belong here.  The Derby High School has high expectations of itself and its students and the teaching and pastoral care available is exceptional. We are currently the highest performing school in Bury for student progress having held this position for many consecutive years (pre and post pandemic). Our success is testament to the talented, hardworking and dedicated staff we employ. Students are looked after extremely well whilst also being challenged to achieve their best. 

Ofsted 2014 acknowledged the achievements of the school highlighting the outstanding leadership at all levels. Our latest Ofsted short inspection report from 2018 declared: “The school continues to be good”.  

Since the 2018 Ofsted visit The Derby High School has continued to evolve. We have revised our motto to “Inspired to Make a Difference” to reflect our belief that school is a place where we can truly impact on students’ lives. Recognising, that whilst exam success is fundamental to future career paths, we can do more than this. We also see it as our responsibility to afford experiences that will excite our students to do great things whilst with us and after they have moved on.  

The Derby High School is truly a unique school. Positive relationships between and within staff and students is a key strength and ensure all who work here see school as a happy and caring place in which to learn. Furthermore, our distinctive curriculum (The Resilience Curriculum), ethos (The 7Rs) and offer (The Derby Diploma) enables our students to leave as confident, well rounded and forward-thinking young people, equipped to make an impact in their own and others’ lives. I warmly invite you to come and see this for yourselves. 

Ms C H Hubert, Headteacher