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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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Come and visit us in Design and Technology at our open evening! Check out the amazing work in Product Design and taste test with the Food and Nutrition course! https://t.co/39x6fQX8Bl
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Welcome to the first edition of our new fortnightly newsletter. We hope to give you a brief insight into current & future events taking place and give you a snapshot of academy life on a more regular basis. https://t.co/z4u9adhtK0
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You can find our current vacancies for teaching and support staff on our website at: https://t.co/hj6lUwFqFF Come and apply to join our amazing team of staff... https://t.co/CWZvafdLj1
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Venez découvrir le français! Ici, on parle, on apprend et on s’amuse. 🇫🇷 https://t.co/TEL4t8WV9i
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Thanks to Mrs Hobson and all the staff and students who supported our So far we have raised £120 👏👏👏 🍰 https://t.co/l5YR74Nvyu
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We are super excited to welcome Year 11s to campus! https://t.co/ef1CoTtDQG
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Today we started our Year 11 assemblies for 2023 entry! Year 11 it was a pleasure! https://t.co/8PbhUdE3GD
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Amazing to host THE actual on Sunday Trent Campus! A brilliant workshop & afternoon for the students of The Stacey Jones Dance Academy & their families! ⭐️🤩 https://t.co/4iVvsNW1L0
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We are exceptionally proud of our Sixth Form! Our dedicated campus is filled with outstanding facilities, awesome staff and fabulous students! Come along on the 11th October and see for yourselves what we have to offer - we are confident you wont be disappointed! https://t.co/1hihwSZCwE
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Amazing evening
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Our pleasure - thank you for coming https://t.co/3PX7XIhl0N
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More highlights from our Open Evening - thank you to everyone that came and all of our staff & students that helped out https://t.co/CWClX5tmTd
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Open Evening in Science https://t.co/QKpz1S6BzF
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Open Evening from a different perspective … https://t.co/PSEtsY3kzA
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Our Open Evening is in full swing - lovely to see so many excited students and parents - a massive ‘thank you’ to our amazing students for showcasing what they do https://t.co/aQVbHM7zzA
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What a wonderful atmosphere- so many smiles - staff & students so proud of their academy & rightfully so - well done everyone! 🎓💚🎓 https://t.co/lilZCpLFZ9
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Our Year 6 Open Evening is fast approaching on Tuesday 20th September from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. You are invited to come and meet our staff and students on Dove campus and see first hand what contributed to our best ever GCSE and A Level results this year. https://t.co/auhkCJqRX9
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It’s with heavy hearts that we hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. On behalf of The de Ferrers Trust we thank you Ma'am for your devotion & dedication to service. We join the nation in sending the Royal Family our deepest sympathies & condolences at this sad time https://t.co/PmUYGfQNZB
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Welcome back to all our students! https://t.co/Ex39lbxBnt
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Looking forward and excited to seeing our amazing students and welcoming our new Year 7 https://t.co/Ka3NO5sW0L
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