Enriching the Lives of our students

At Derby Moor we believe that if students are to be successful in their transition to Employment and Further Education they need to be equipped with a range of skills that go beyond academic study.

We offer a wide range of experiences and challenges that enrich our curriculum including Crest Awards, Citizenship, BBC News Report as well as opportunities to be Prefects, Head Boy and Girl, Anti bullying Ambassadors, Peer Mentors, Reading Buddies, School Reporters, part of the Student voice team and taking part in Duke of Edinburgh.

We work closely with the local community and local businesses and have regular events in school to prepare our students for the world of work such as interview Evening, Making Opportunities events and Careers week.


Students in Yr 11 can apply to be Prefects.  We have 11 Prefects per House Group. The successful candidates can then apply for Head Boy / Girl or Deputy Head Boy/ Girl positions.

Head Boy and Head Girl

All Prefects have the opportunity to apply for the position of Head Boy and Head Girl.  This position brings with it additional responsibilities such as  talking at parents evening ; meeting visitors; handing out awards on Awards Evening.

Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh Award programme is the world’s leading achievement award for young people, which provides a real adventure from beginning to end. The award is aimed at pupils aged 14 -24 and allows pupils of all abilities and backgrounds to achieve an award, which is highly recognised by Universities and future employers. Here at Derby Moor Academy we provide the opportunity for pupils to complete all three levels. Pupils start with Bronze, and hopefully progress through to complete their Silver and then the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, whilst pupils complete their A Levels at our own Sixth Form.

To find out more about our Duke of Edinburgh programme, click here

Transition Mentors

Derby Moor has a team of Transition Mentors who help primary school children with the transition from Primary to Secondary school. These are year 8 and 9 pupils who have to apply for the position. Every year around 100 applications for 32 places on the team. The interview process is rigorous and every applicant has to attend an interview and prepare a presentation. This is then followed by a formal training programme.

Each Transition mentor is then attached to a group of year 6 children that they can support during the 3 day transition process.

To read more about our Transition Mentors, please click here

 Reading Buddies

Every student in the school has the opportunity to be a Reading Buddy. Once a week a Year Nine pupil will meet with a Year 7 pupil to do some shared reading – the Year 7 pupils benefit from the support and the Year Nine pupils get experience of mentoring a lower school pupil.

Anti-bullying Ambassadors

At Derby Moor we have an ongoing commitment to improving the school environment for our students. Derby Moor aims to empower students to understand, recognise, and say no to bullying, violence and harassment by giving them the tools to transform their lives and the lives of their peers.

To support the school in doing this, Derby Moor has over 80 Anti-bullying ambassadors who are there to promote the anti-bullying message and support those that may be subject to any kind of bullying.

To read more about our Anti Bullying Ambassadors, please click here

Student Voice

We welcome feedback from our student cohort and endeavour to improve as a school by collaborating with them. Students within any year group can volunteer to be part of one of our Student voice groups, who meet once every term to discuss various items such as mentoring, volunteering. Fundraising, school improvements etc

To read more about student voice and see what they are currently discussing  click here