A short welcome from Headteacher, Mrs Boyce

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy website.

At Saint Benedict we pride ourselves in being a happy school where our young people are at the heart of all that we do. As a Catholic school, we use the life of Christ as our inspiration and our values of love, acceptance and forgiveness can be seen in every aspect of our work.

We pride ourselves on the excellent quality of teaching at Saint Benedict and our former students have achieved many notable successes down the years, from world renowned scientists, to international athletes and more recently a Hollywood film star. What matters most to us is that our young people leave us, not only having achieved the best set of qualifications possible, but with a passion for making the most of the gifts they have been given, the confidence to make a successful future for themselves and a strong sense of their responsibilities in society.

The Admissions Authority for Our School

Overview of the Diocese of Nottingham

St Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy is under the Trusteeship of the Diocese of Nottingham and belong to the Nottingham Diocesan family of schools. They are founded by and are part of the Catholic Church and seek at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ. Religious Education and worship are in accordance with the teachings and doctrines of the Catholic Church. This does not affect the right of parents or carers who are not of the faith of these schools to apply for and to be considered for places. We ask all parents or carers applying for a place to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community.

In-Year Admissions 2023-2024

In Year Admissions (2023-2024)

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. An application should be made to Derby City Council.

Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details.

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.

You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact

Please see our In Year Admissions Statement for full details.

In-Year Admissions 2023-2024

Admissions 2023-2024

SRSCMAT Admissions Policy 2023-2024

SRSCMAT Supplementary Information Form 2023-2024

If you wish to apply on faith grounds, please complete the Supplementary Information Form and either email this to with a copy of the evidence of faith or post to school – see Contact Us for the school address

Admissions for Year 7 in 2024-2025

Admissions for future years

Secure your child's place at Saint Benedict CVA

We are a DCI rated GOOD school.

Admissions Policy for 2024-2025

Applications for Year 7, to start in September 2024, is now closed.

Please see our In Year Admissions section if you would like to apply for a place for your child in any other year group.

If you would like to know more about our school, please get in touch

Tel: 01332 557032