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Principal's Welcome

At The de Ferrers Academy we strive to inspire through the delivery of a 'World Class' education ensuring that every student achieves their potential - at times, 'Whether they want to or not'. We aspire to be a beacon of excellence within the community we serve where everyone feels valued, included and proud.

Our vision

To ensure that all the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background.

Our  values

"WORK HARD, BE KIND, CHOOSE WISELY" are the foundations of our Trust and the communities we serve.

Following on from 10 years as a specialist Technology College, de Ferrers became an Academy in January 2011. It has grown into a large, split-site, co-educational institution catering for the full range of students from ages 11-18. In 2015 de Ferrers became the first school of The de Ferrers Trust (a Multi Academy Trust).

There are over 2400 students on roll, including an expanding Sixth Form of over 450 , and each Year 7 entry since 1985 has been oversubscribed.

The three campuses are less than three kilometres apart and the Academy day is punctuated by breaks, which allow time for travel between sites.

Years 7-8 are taught on the Dove Campus, situated in Harehedge Lane, Years 9-11 on the Trent Campus, in St Mary's Drive and Years 12-13 at our state of the art Sixth Form Centre in the town centre. This allows students to gain all the advantages and opportunities available in a large Academy and also helps them to familiarise themselves with amenities on one campus, in the first instance. There are specialist rooms and equipment on each campus.

Excellent funding has allowed the Academy to enhance resources and equipment and widely promote the use of new technologies. There are digital projectors and flat screen TVs in all curriculum areas with over 500 computers and laptops across all sites. All campuses are covered by a managed wireless WiFi system, with a fast 1GB broadband link between them.

In 2012, the Academy became the first school in Staffordshire to provide all sixth form students with access to a personal 1:1 iPad for use in lessons and at home. Currently, all students in Years 9  to 13 (Trent and Sixth Form Campuses) have their own iPad, as well as all teaching staff and most support staff. The Academy became an Apple Regional Training Centre in 2013 and in 2015, 2017 and 2021 it was awarded status as an Apple Distinguished School (*for outstanding leadership and use of learning technology).

The Academy is also a member of the East Midlands Chamber Schools, National Forest Teaching School Alliance and works closely with The University of Nottingham on Initial Teacher Training

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Good luck to our GCSE students for their first exam tomorrow. Now’s your chance to shine!
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🚶 🏫 WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK How are you getting school this week? Why not walk with your friends and use the crossings to keep you safe.
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Chemistry and Physics teachers wanted! Come and join the Science Faculty as part of our innovative and exciting 3 campus academy. We have several vacancies on our website: # https://t.co/Jyf9I8a5n6
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Amazing evening out with our year 7 and 8 netball students supporting at their super league game VS team Bath! 💜 https://t.co/DC9avzXTwV
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Please take a look at the exciting opportunities to join our support & teaching teams! 💚🎓💜👀 https://t.co/fnr6jlRfqe
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Morning campers ! 🏕 lovely morning for a bit of DofE https://t.co/pvTcW2VGwA
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It’s important as a student or parent to know what’s going on, what you will be learning and the structure of the term. That is why you can now keep up to date with our full curriculum via the website! 🖥 https://t.co/lACAbUW1is https://t.co/xqu6XM0MNS https://t.co/fMgqgdijfp
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Good morning everyone let’s make the most of this beautiful day! 💚🎓💜 https://t.co/bMtfcCs8DV
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⭐️The Year 11 Leavers prom is now live on wisepay for students to purchase tickets!⭐️ https://t.co/OjaSwIDtGc
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HAPPY STAR WARS DAY! May the fourth be with you! https://t.co/FPcXWLsI7v
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On Monday 16th May from 5:00pm - 6:00pm we’re hosting our first ever virtual event with luxury British car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover. link to register yourself for the online event: https://t.co/NZylGHzzMb https://t.co/H87D080mif
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Thanks to for delivering “Stealing Dreams” to Year 8 yesterday. https://t.co/NUGdYAukBo https://t.co/MgdLVXL1ZQ
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🌟💛 CHARITY MATCH There's still time to get your tickets for the all stars 🆚 Special Guest Ex Pro XI, raising money for & . We also have our family fun day taking place before the match 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 Ticket link 👇 https://t.co/xwvgPeOKlg https://t.co/xjnZYbx8p9
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👩 ⚽️ FEMALE FOOTBALL We have 2️⃣ female participation teams both training on Thursdays 7pm - 8pm. All abilities are welcome. Teams also have monthly matches though For more information please contact 👇 Steve.Guest.org https://t.co/Tm2ok2TIhf
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We are hiring! Teachers of Physics & RM please take a look! 🎓 https://t.co/fnr6jlRfqe
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We’re looking for an ICT Technican to join our amazing team and work at our innovative academy. You can develop experience working across our 3 campuses, at an Apple Regional training Centre and a 1:1 iPad environment https://t.co/AVYXkozd5p
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REMINDER: Students finish at normal time today (Friday 8th April) for Easter break and start back at normal time on Monday 25th April. Thank you. https://t.co/wiEvpkMpZv
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Superb day hosting Practical moderation. Well done to & and of course our students. A great day, each and every one of you were exemplary.
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