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Summer School

  • “My son absolutely loved it, it changed his whole mindset about going up to high school and now he is really loving his first week.. so as a mum I would also like to say thanks.”
  • “Brilliant. So happy my child got a place at Lord Derby.”
  • “The summer school was a brilliant way of engaging my children back into fun, educational activities, and ensuring they felt comfortable being back in the school environment.”
  • “The Vibe Outdoors trip was really enjoyed and they would like to do more if possible! Thank you to all involved!”

Past Pupils/ Year 11 GCSE Results Day

  • “I can’t thank you and the staff enough for what you have done for my child.”
  • “People questioned my choice to send her here – I am so glad that I did – thank you!”
  • “I appreciate all the Lord Derby Academy did for my Daughter. I’m eternally grateful for all of you. Thank you very much”
  • “Thank you all for everything.”
  • “We would like to say thank you for taking the time and listening to her chats, I am sure she will look back and treasure those moments.”
  • “Thank you for everything you have done for my child during her time at school.”
  • “Thank you so much for taking such good care of my child.”
  • “We just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has taught and helped our child during his 5 years at LDA.”
  • “Our child has really enjoyed his time at school and there has never been a day when he didn’t want to attend!”
  • “The strong ethics of the school have helped our son become the respectable young man he has become today.”
  • 94% of the Year 11 2020-2021 cohort rated the Careers support provided as Good or Outstanding.
  • 98% of the Year 11 2020-2021 cohort rated the support provided as Good or Outstanding.
  • 100% of the Year 11 2020-2021 cohort felt safe at LDA.

Year 10 Welcome to KS4 Evening

  • “What a great meeting!”
  • “Very informative and good to hear how supportive staff are to help our children achieve.”
  • “Thank you to everyone for giving up their time tonight, much appreciated.”

Visitors to School

  • “What a great experience. Really supportive Science team – they made me feel very welcome.”
  • “A lovely school, I am so impressed with the young people and how they are able to talk about their learning.”
  • “What a great school! A real pleasure to have taught here if only for a short while!”
  • “I am really impressed with the warmth of the welcome, professionalism of staff and quality of systems. The students reflect the high standards expected of all.”
  • “The students were excellent and respectful. I can see a lot of high quality teaching taking place.”
  • “Staff have been very friendly and extremely helpful.”
  • “An amazing group of young people at Lord Derby Academy, a school to be very proud of.”
  • “Love this school – staff very helpful and friendly. Pupils are great.”
  • “I was truly impressed by the work going on in the school and the excellent behaviour and calm atmosphere. Excellent staff and children. Leadership shines through. Not a piece of litter in sight.”
  • “Students were really engaged and interested – a pleasure to work with.”
  • “A joy to speak to the year group who asked relevant questions to enable the future they deserve.”
  • “Reception staff as always extremely helpful and polite. Always go out of their way to ensure visit successful and enjoyable.”
  • “Wow! What a fantastic school LDA is. It was a pleasure to tour and feel/see the true commitment to learning and excellence.”

Year 7 Induction Meetings

  • “Amazing night”
  • “Packs very helpful”
  • “Staff were very informative and friendly”
  • “At ease with the information we have received”
  • “Very impressed with the use of positive reinforcement”
  • “Happy that the use of the 9 quality children’s standards are very evident in the school’s ethos”
  • “Fantastic organising”
  • “Lovely night, lots of smiles from friendly staff”
  • “Organisation outstanding”
  • “Front of house staff friendly and welcoming”
  • “Thanks for a lovely visit, teachers are lovely”

Remote Learning/School Closure

  • 99% of the Year 11 2020-2021 cohort rated the Remote Learning provision as Good or Outstanding.
  • “Thank you to all staff for your continued hard work and effort with home learning”
  • “Thank you for everything you’re doing. You have my sincere respect and admiration.”
  • “Thank you for thinking about us and getting in touch”
  • “I received my food parcel and thought it was great!”


Lord Derby Academy was inspected by Ofsted on 27th and 28th June 2023.

Please click here to read the official Ofsted report.

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