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 David 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.

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

David Nieper Academy has been purpose-built and we moved into the new facilities in February 2017. 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 this 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.