Derby, United Kingdom
About Chellaston Academy
Chellaston Academy opened in 1977 as a small comprehensive school for 300 students and has rapidly grown in size. Currently, we have more than 1700 students studying at the Academy, over 315 of whom are taught in the thriving sixth form.
Governors have managed this rapid expansion through the addition of new buildings and facilities to ensure an excellent learning environment is maintained for our students. New buildings include a Sports Hall, four ICT rooms, a Maths block, a Music and Drama block and an Independent Learning Centre. Our Science extension opened in September 2011. Further developments have included new changing rooms, two further ICT facilities, a Dance/Drama Studio extension to the Music and Drama block and a remodelled Study Centre and MFL suite of rooms. Throughout the process we have worked successfully to sustain the friendly ‘small school’ atmosphere noted by visitors and Ofsted inspectors alike.
We have a recently opened a new block which houses Mathematics and Humanities. It also has a refectory which adds to the number of spaces where our students can eat. During the summer term of 2017 we relocated a number of subjects areas to enhance their facilities and helped reduce congestion with students moving about the site.
We are particularly proud of our Sixth Form which attracts students from across the city. A hard earned reputation for excellence is based on high standards in teaching and learning and a support structure which offers students the very best chance of achieving their target grades. Many of our students proceed to universities across the UK to pursue courses in a wide range of professional, academic and vocational subjects.
The sixth form is the destination of choice for the vast majority of our students. However, even students who do not enter the sixth form leave the Academy confident in their ambitions