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We have a traditional approach to education and an ethos of high aspiration, providing a progressive learning environment in the heart of a caring community.

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Victoria Gowan, Headteacher

Welcome

My name is Victoria Gowan. I am very privileged to be the Headteacher of Lord Derby Academy. Lord Derby Academy is part of the Multi-Academy Dean Trust. The Dean Trust comprises a number of high-performing primary and secondary schools across four Local Authorities. Lord Derby Academy caters to approximately 1020 pupils, aged 11-16. We operate a three year Key Stage 3 and a two year Key Stage 4.

We have very robust safeguarding and pastoral systems in place. Our House System is developing pupil leadership at all levels and our new Pupil Parliament has been launched in January 2019. The carefully designed curriculum is broad, balanced and inclusive. The majority of our pupils access the English Baccalaureate subjects at Key Stage 4. We work closely with our feeder primary schools and with the other schools in the Trust to ensure appropriate challenge across subject areas. Our Teaching and Learning practice is founded on the pedagogical principles of Dr Doug Lemov. Lord Derby Academy, with its traditional approach to education and its ethos of high aspiration, provides a progressive learning environment in the heart of a caring community. We operate to the highest of standards. We are unwavering in our ambition for every pupil and we work tirelessly to ensure each individual receives a quality educational experience and is set on a personal pathway to success.

Newsletters

Our Newsletters keep you up to date with everything going on at the school, with future events and opportunities for the students to be involved in. Read our latest newsletter or download previous versions from our Newsletter Archive.

Read our latest newsletter or download previous versions from our Newsletter Archive.

Diary Dates

Forthcoming diary and school dates for parents, pupils and visitors to our schools.

The Dean Trust Prospectus

An introduction to the subjects your child will be studying during their time with us.

What is The Dean Trust?

The Dean Trust is developing a family of schools and academies, with a collaborative learning culture, that provides the very best for our children.

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“Good behaviour is the norm at this school”.

Ofsted, 2017

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