“Our vision is nothing less than realising the full potential of every single student at Murray Park.” “At Murray Park we will enrich the lives of our students through a focus on learning and a diverse curriculum delivered by inspirational staff. We aim to be an outstanding school, fulfilling the aspirations of the local community.”

Welcome to the Murray Park School Website

Thank you for taking the time to look at our website. I hope that you are able to find all the information you need. You will have already noticed our vision set out on this front page – “Our vision is nothing less than realising the full potential of every single student at Murray Park.”

At Murray Park we believe that there are many factors which contribute to a successful and happy secondary school experience. We believe every child is entitled to high quality teaching and learning, with a curriculum tailored to meet their individual needs. We also aim to provide a range of interesting, memorable enrichment activities. We strive for excellence in pastoral care in order to meet students' needs beyond the formal curriculum – in other words, we are proud to look after our students well so that they feel safe and able to learn. 

Our vision is captured in our five values:

Respect – We respect all members of our community and value their differing strengths and talents. We respect everybody’s right to grow and learn with confidence.

Enjoyment – Our staff work with creativity, passion and energy to ensure that students enjoy learning and discover their talents.

Achievement – We believe everyone should strive to maximise their abilities and achieve their full potential.

Co-operation – We value cooperation both within the school community and beyond.

High Expectations – We expect everyone to attain high standards in work and conduct, so that they are fully prepared for a positive future beyond school.

What does this mean in practice? We would be pleased to welcome any parent who is considering us to come, visit and see for yourselves. Our students are our best ambassadors and you will be warmly welcomed. Please contact us to make an appointment if you would like to see us in action. Our contact information can also be used if you have any unanswered questions after reading this website.

I am proud to be sharing the pages that follow which try to capture life at Murray Park.


Miss Rebecca Somes

Acting Headteacher

Learner of the Week

Harvey, 7A

Harvey has had a really good week. He received praise points from Mr Bee for outstanding work in Maths and a sticker from Mrs Roberts. He has tried to encourage one of his peers to make the right choice and has shown significant and noticeable improvement in his own attitude, effort and behaviour.

Mr Hutchings, his History teacher has said: "Harvey was brilliant for me in history today. He engaged with the work and put in maximum effort. He was a model student".

Keep up the good work, Harvey.


Upcoming Events



Tuesday 14th November Year 11 Parents' Evening
Wednesday 15th November INSET Day
Friday 17th November Year 10 World Skills Show
Monday 4th December Y9 University of Nottingham talk
Wednesday 6th December Y11 Aspiring Minds
Thursday 7th December Y11 Trip to York
Tuesday 12th December Year 10 Parents' Evening
Wednesday 13th December Rewards trips - All years
Friday 15th December 20 Students - Peter Pan theatre trip
Friday 15th December Christmas Concert
Tuesday 19th December Break up for Christmas Holiday
Wednesday 3rd January Students return to school
Monday 8th January Year 9 QUAD cinema trip
Tuesday 16th January Year 9 Parents' and Options Evening
Monday 22nd January Year 9 Industry Day
Tuesday 30th January Year 9 Learn to Earn
Tuesday 30th January Year 8 HPV Vaccinations
Wednesday 31st January Year 9 HPV Vaccinations
Thursday 2nd February Year 10 & Year 11 Intermediate Maths Challenge
Monday 5th - Friday 9th February Year 11 Mocks
Monday 12th February 40 Year 11 Students - Employability Workshops
Thursday 15th February Students break up for Half Term
Friday 16th February INSET Day
Monday 26th February Students return to school
Tuesday 6th March Year 8 Parents' Evening
Monday 12th March Year 9 Your Choice Event
Tuesday 13th March Year 11 Mock Results Evening
Monday 19th March INSET Day
Friday 23rd March Students break up for Easter
Monday 9th April Students return to school

 School Closing/Openings highlighted in bold.