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Derby Grammar School co-curricular extravaganza

Derby Grammar School navigated COVID restrictions to bring 'A Co-curricular Extravaganza', showcasing the very best of their extensive co-curricular offering, whilst ensuring the safety of all visitors.

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Derby Grammar School pupils practicing archery on the lawns
Derby Grammar School pupils practicing archery on the lawns

22nd July 2021 — Having just celebrated its 25-year anniversary, Derby Grammar School used their Summer Open Day to celebrate with ‘A Co-curricular Extravaganza’. This came after a year of changes in 2021, including appointing a new Head to join the School in September.

Mr Paul Logan, joins the School with an impressive history of roles at both Uppingham School and Wisbech Grammar. Mr Logan explains, “I feel privileged to be taking on this role at Derby Grammar School. I am committed to building on the great developments led by Dr Norris, and the strong academic achievement the School stands for.

“The challenge of piloting the School through the changing times ahead is exciting, and I cannot wait to become part of this unique community. I feel the School is in a very strong position, with a talented and committed staff and Governing Board who will build on the already excellent education and pastoral care offered.”

To celebrate the School excitedly opened its doors to welcome visitors for ‘A Co-curricular Extravaganza’ at the end of June. During the visit families were able to tour its beautiful 12 acre site, situated in Littleover. No small feat, considering they had to navigate COVID restrictions to ensure the event was safe for all visiting.

Commenting on the event, new Head Mr Logan explained, “I thoroughly enjoyed another opportunity to meet prospective families face-to-face and show the School’s three principles of Excellence, Encouragement, Enrichment.

“The small size of Derby Grammar enables staff to get to know each pupil as an individual and support them throughout their time with the School, wherever their talents lie. This process starts from when families first visit the School.”

Mr Logan continues, “The school offers individual support so each pupil develops academically and as a person, including subject and careers guidance, as well as support in university application, including Oxbridge.”

The School’s small size and individual approach means it celebrated fantastic academic results in 2020:

​39% of A Level grades are A* and A

​76% of all GCSE grades are 9, 8 or 7

They now look to welcome visitors again for their next open day, ‘Bringing Education to Life’, Saturday 25 September. This next event focuses on their excellent academic pedigree, showing how bringing education to life for each pupil results in outstanding examination results.

To find out more about a Derby Grammar School education by visiting: www.derbygrammar.org

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