Message from the Headteacher

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

Offering the highest quality of education, our students are able to access a very broad and diverse curriculum and a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities, from a professional standard school show to the Duke of Edinburgh gold award, there is something for everyone. We believe it is essential that young people have access to outstanding careers advice and guidance and as such they are able to experience regular contact with professionals from Derby’s thriving commercial industries.

I am proud to be the Headteacher of this great school and of the strong sense of values which make us who we are. We are ambitious to always strive to improve for the sake of our children and know that we are on a journey. We very much hope that you can be part of that journey with us.

Thank you for taking the time to find out more about us and we look forward to welcoming you to our community.

Kevin Gritton

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