Welcome to the Murray Park School Website

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Message from our Headteacher

It is a great privilege to lead our fantastic school. My aim is always to give the best educational experience possible in an inspirational setting. We are fully committed to offering a top-class education which keeps abreast of national and international trends.

We are at an exciting point in the development of Murray Park: rapidly moving towards good with Ofsted; rapidly closing the gaps for Pupil Premium and SEN students; rapidly rising numbers and a 15 classroom new-build on the horizon- we have much to celebrate!

Our staff, students and governors have created a new strap-line for our wonderful school 'proud to be here', which I feel encompasses how we feel about working at Murray Park as we implement our mission of: 'supporting students in gaining a positive outlook, shaping their futures and reaching their full potential'. It also sits hand in hand with our new values: Perseverance, Respect, Independence, Dreams and Excellence.

We offer an exciting broad and balanced curriculum, which involves opening up EBACC to more of our students, as well as offering Ancient History, AS Government and Politics, Statistics, Engineering, Hair and Beauty and Construction to name just a few. Our students can take advantage of many opportunities on offer through our local Derby businesses.

Please do not hesitate to make contact if you would like to find out more about of our exciting work at Murray Park.

Mrs N. Caley

Expansion Project

Below is an artist’s impression of the new building that will contain Reception, 15 classrooms, and a number of offices which is being built at the front of the school.

You may have already noticed some works have been started, these works are ‘enabling works’ such as re-routing of mains services and the demolition of the old caretaker’s bungalow.

The contractors will start work on the new building at the end of June, with completion being August 2019, and ready for use September 2019 (Academic year 2019-2020).

During this period of time, access into school will be restricted with routes for cars and pedestrians being altered.  For students’ safety and consideration for nearby residents, can parents/carers please refrain from driving onto Earlswood Drive and onto school site. 

Learner of the Term

Habiba - 8R

Habiba consistently works hard and asks questions when she is not sure. She understands all the topics that has been taught, has made excellent progress since moving up sets is an independent learner.


Upcoming Events

Date Event
Tuesday 19th March Year 8 Parents Evening
Thursday 21st March Italy Trip Information Evening
Monday 25th March Author Visit for Years 7 & 8
Tuesday 26th & Friday 29th March Year 10 & 11 FORMAT Festival
Wednesday 27th March Author Visit for Years 7 & 8
Wednesday 27th March Final Berlin Information Evening
Thursday 28th March Your Choice Presentation - Year 9
Sunday 31st March - Tuesday 2nd April Berlin Trip 
Tuesday 2nd April & Wednesday 3rd April Year 10 CV Workshops
Sunday 7th - Sunday 14th April China Trip
Monday 8th - Friday 12th April Work Experience Week
Friday 12th April Break up for Easter
Sunday 14th - Wednesday 17th April Mount Vesuvius Trip
Monday 29th April Return to School
Wednesday 1st & Friday 3rd May Year 7 University of Derby Campus Visit
Monday 6th May Bank Holiday
Friday 10th May Year 10 Mock Interviews
Friday 10th May Musical Theatre Gala
Monday 13th May  GCSE Exams begin
Monday 20th May Beauty UK Trip
Friday 24th May  Break up for Half Term
Monday 3rd June Return to School
Thursday 27th June  The Big Bang Fair Year 8
Thursday 27th June  Year 11 Prom 
Wednesday 3rd July  City Sports 
Monday 8th - Friday 12th July  Year 10 Toyota Industrial Cadets 
Tuesday 9th July  Year 7 Parents Evening 
Monday 15th- Friday 19th July  Community Sports week 
Wednesday 17th July  Summer Concert 
Friday 19th July  Sports Day 
Monday 22nd July  Rewards Day 
Tuesday 23rd July Students Break Up For Summer



School Closing/Openings highlighted in bold.