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Featuring news & events, celebrating the success of our students, plus iPad support.
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Essential information

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School data and information

Includes all our school policies including admissions, safeguarding, and latest OFSTED report.
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The 6th Form

Dedicated to Years 12 & 13

A separate zone for all our 6th form students who are with us now or who are considering joining us!
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Headteachers Message

Welcome to West Derby School, a boys’ school which welcomes girls into the Sixth Form. We are popular and oversubscribed with a very special and warm ethos. We offer a full range of academic and enrichment opportunities to all and we are very proud of the boys’ achievements. All students are entered for an extensive range of examinations. We want our students to be happy and successful, to be good citizens and to enjoy their years with us. Our ethos is founded upon the principles of right and wrong, and dignity and respect for all. All members of our community should be committed to these values and live up to them. I am proud to be the headteacher of West Derby School. Boys come to us from over 40 primary schools throughout the city because parents know their son will not only be happy and safe here, but will also achieve his very best.  Margaret Rannard Headteacher

Safeguarding Statement

West Derby School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people; we expect all pupils, staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. Mrs S Lorder is Lead Designated Safeguarding Officer and Mrs M Rannard & Mrs J Hennessey are Deputy Lead Designated Safeguarding Officers. The other named school Safeguarding Officers are Mrs B Weightman and Mr C Cavanagh (School Governor). A copy of the school safeguarding policy can be downloaded HERE, or we can provide a printed copy on request to the school office.