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Primary High Notes 8th Nov

My Primary Assembly this week focused on the lovely, quirky Edward Monkton story “The Pig of Happiness”. It’s very easy when the weather is wet and miserable, and with the short dark days, to see the bad in everything. The message from the story is instead to be an extraordinary person who sees the best in everyone and everything. Happiness will then start leaking out! Do read it - it’s guaranteed to brighten your day.

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Senior High Notes 8th Nov

I have very much enjoyed hearing all about the half term trips to India and Iceland. The students all thoroughly benefited from their experiences and have been keen to share stories and photos. Many thanks to the members of staff who organised and accompanied these amazing and very successful trips.

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Senior High Notes 18th Oct

It was wonderful to have a full hall last Friday evening for the performance of the Lower School play, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I was blown away by the outstanding performances, incredible make-up and costume and the overall direction of the play. I want to say a huge thank you to our Drama Prefects, Lucy C and Shantia who directed the play. It is important to recognise their hard work and commitment in ensuring this production was a huge success.

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Primary High Notes 18th Oct

It was lovely seeing so many of you at Monday’s Harry Potter event. What an incredible evening! Thank you to Jim Kay for an entertaining and interesting talk about his illustrations of the Harry Potter books. A special thank you to Mrs Bussey for organising this wonderful event.

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Senior High Notes 11th Oct 2019

The Hall was full on Wednesday evening at our Sixth Form Open Evening when Year 11 students (both from Derby High and elsewhere) had the opportunity to talk to our dedicated subject staff to find out more about the A Level courses we offer. There was also much interest in the many enrichment and leadership opportunities available. It was a pleasure to meet so many girls and boys from local schools who are looking to join Derby High Sixth Form in September.

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Primary High Notes 11 Oct 2019

What a busy week we have had! Yesterday Primary took part in the Young Minds, Hello Yellow day to recognise the importance of supporting our mental health. It was wonderful to see the variety of yellow outfits and accessories all the children and staff wore.

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Derby High School has welcomed boys to its Senior School for the first time in its 127-year history.

Boys already attended the school’s Primary Department and from this month (September 2019) they were able to join in Year 7 and the Sixth Form. The boys in the Sixth Form are acting as mentors for the boys in Year 7.

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Derby High School is celebrating its best ever set of GCSE results today

An unprecedented 50% of entries achieved grades 8 and 9 (previously graded A*), with 72% of all entries awarded grades 7-9 (A and A*).

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