Welcome to the Murray Park School Website

Proposal to Convert to Academy Status and Join a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT)

Letter to Parents 23/11/18

Murray Stakeholder Information

Feedback Form

Uniform Survey - Parents

Uniform Survey - Students

Check out some examples for the uniform survey

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. Our teachers are fully committed to offering a top-class education that keeps abreast of national and international trends.

We are at an exciting point in the development of Murray Park: Good with Ofsted; some of the best progress data in Derby; rapid closing of 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 strapline 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 Statistics, Engineering and Design, Hair and Beauty and Construction to name just a few. Our students can also take advantage of the 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 plans for 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 Week

Nico, 10A

Nico has worked independently to meet the challenge of understanding Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, sharing his understanding and insight with his peers, and producing detailed and developed notes and analysis in preparation for his English Literature GCSE. I'm really proud of his application, resilience and focus this half term.


Upcoming Events



Friday 14th December  Year 7 Disco - 6:30 - 8:30pm
Wednesday 19th December Christmas Concert
Friday 21st December  Break up for Christmas
Monday 7th January Return to School
Friday 11th January Year 9 Quad Cinema Trip
Tuesday 15th January Year 10 Parents Evening
Thursday 17th January Year 9 Liverpool Trip
Thursday 7th - Friday 8th February Musical Theatre London Trip
Tuesday 12th February  Year 9 Parents/Options Evening
Friday 15th Feburary Break up for Half Term
Monday 25th February Return to School
Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th March Year 11 Field Trip to York
Wednesday 13th March The Big Bang Fair 
Friday 15th March Year 10 Resilience Training
Tuesday 19th March Year 8 Parents Evening
Sunday 31st March - Tuesday 2nd April Berlin Trip Years 9 - 11
Wednesday 3rd April We will rock you Production
Monday 8th - Friday 12th April Work Experience Week
Friday 12th April Break up for Easter
Saturday 13th - Tuesday 16th April Mount Vesuvius Trip
Monday 29th April Return to School
Monday 6th May Bank Holiday
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
Tuesday 4th June Year 7 Parents Evening
Thursday 27th June Year 11 Prom
Wednesday 3rd July City sports
Monday 8th July Toyota Industrial Cadets
Monday 15th - Friday 19th July Community Sports Week
Friday 19th July Sports Day
Tuesday 23rd July Students break up for Summer 



School Closing/Openings highlighted in bold.