About Us

At David Nieper Academy, we aim to raise the aspirations of every student – whether that’s to be a city lawyer, top brain surgeon, IT guru, famous actor, successful business owner or something else entirely. Through the combination of a good education and the life skills for future employability, we help and encourage our students to reach their full potential.

We are the first Derbyshire school to be backed by a local employer and are part of the Christopher Nieper Education Trust. Our local sponsor, David Nieper Limited and our other employer partners – Owen Taylor & Sons Ltd, Bowmer & Kirkland, Denby Pottery and Places for People – support us by voluntarily donating time and resources to enrich our students’ time with us. Unrivalled links with local employers help our students understand how their learning relates to life beyond the classroom and could lead to sponsorships through further education, apprenticeships, and jobs.


Become a student at David Nieper Academy

All children aged 11-18 are welcome to apply to be a student at David Nieper Academy.

Whilst we are all-inclusive and non-selective, we expect that all students aim high, work hard and celebrate their achievements.


Our facilities provide a high-quality learning environment

Our purpose-built building, which opened mid-February 2017,  gives students superb facilities that inspire, nurture and support academic achievement. There are dedicated areas for each of our faculties: Maths, English, Humanities, Technology, Science and PE and Performing Arts – to help students gain the most from their studies in a high-quality learning environment.

The Main Hall is used for Academy assemblies and events including plays, concerts and other productions using our professional performance stage area, complete with industry-standard sound and lighting box. We believe that a rounded education includes co-curricular activities; students can enjoy drama and dance in dedicated curriculum time. Students can also benefit from our recently upgraded sports courts and pitches, joining in with activities including athletics, football, hockey, cricket and netball.



If, as a parent/carer of a student attending David Nieper Academy, you require a paper copy of the information on this website, we shall provide this free of charge.  Please make your request either at reception or via info@davidnieper.academy.