About Davinci

  • Check out our new promotional video below or click here to view it on YouTube.

  • Da Vinci Community School is an 11-16 mixed gender Co-operative Trust School with around 650 students. We opened in September 2004 and moved into new state of the art buildings in 2006. We have outstanding facilities that are very hard to match.  Since 2004 our exam results have improved dramatically making us one of the most improved schools in the country. 

    Our ethos and strategic development plans are based on 3 core values:

    Everyone a Learner; Everyone a Leader; Everyone Valued.  

    Click here to read the rest of the letter.
  • Contact details for the School are as follows:

    Da Vinci Community School
    St Andrew's View
    DE21 4ET

    Telephone: 01332 831515
    Click here to view the rest of the contact information.

Click here to view our New School menu from Caterlink starting in January 2015 

Click here to view the latest Letter Home for January 2015.

Click here to see the timetable for sessions at school over Easter.

As part of the launch of the Business in the Community ‘Business Class Scheme’, which enables local businesses to give something back to the community, our Junior Leadership Team showed businessmen from a host of local companies around da Vinci and met with them to talk about our values, activities and achievements. Shown below are Josh Adams and Kirsty Hanmore in action as they showed representatives from Derby firms around the school; Click Here to view the gallery.



Latest News

  • As part of our annual ‘World Book Day’ event, English students were given the task of finding short story to re-tell to the class. Georgia Southall, Year 7, took up the challenge and added her own touch of reality and brought in ‘Beanz’, her own Hermann's tortoise, much to the delight of her fellow students.

    “It really added to her story telling, and the students were totally captivated,” said Mrs Flaherty, Georgia’s English teacher.

    Click here to read the story and see more pictures of 'Beanz' and friends.

    During the recent Alternative Timetable Day, 50 Year 9 students worked tirelessly to develop wind turbine designs to produce the greatest amount of electricity possible.

    Click here to find out how students got on during The Wind Turbine Challenge.

    The reward celebration event was a great success and the students were presented with their certificates and awards by the school governors. The students were recognised for their great achievements so far this academic year for maintaining 100% attendance, excellent punctuality and no behaviour incidents. The governors commented on how positive this was and how this will impact positively on other students. Overall this was a fantastic opportunity for the students to be involved in and we are now encouraging others to follow this positive path in order to reward more students for their positive attitude towards school.

    Click here to view a slideshow of images from the event.

    Gemma – “I felt very happy when I got my award and I like everything about it. I enjoyed meeting the governors.”

    Angel – “It made me feel very proud to be included in the event with the governors and I really enjoyed it.”

    Amy – “I felt very proud when I received my certificate and I was very proud to be a da Vinci student.”

    Tegan – “It was really good to get an award for doing well in school.”

  • Click here to read our final report from Ofsted. Also click here to read our accompanying cover letter.

    Business on the Move, visited daVinci to share their educational business logistics board game with students. Click here to find out how they got on.

    A group of 23 year 9 students was taken to visit the Rolls Royce training centre, in Sinfin, Derby. The visit was aimed at raising the profile of engineering and explaining the different routes into careers in Rolls Royce.

    Students attended presentations given by a number of engineers from different areas of the company. They learnt how jet engines worked and went on a tour of the research and development centres of the education centre. After lunch in the centre the students then designed and made their own model jet airplanes, which they used to compete against each other.

    The students enjoyed the visit and many voiced an interest in engineering as a career. Rolls Royce have offered da Vinci Community School many such opportunities and we look forward to visiting the company again and taking part in future activities.

    Click here to view the Rolls Royce Gallery.

Upcoming Events


Events For March 2015

2nd – 13th March Y10 Work Experience

3rd March Trust Board Meeting

10th March Apprentice Workshop

10th March Award Afternoon

11th March Solace of the Road Y8 & 9 Theatre Trip

11th March Co-op Trust Forum

13th March Red Nose Day

16th March Easter Disco

17th March Full Governors’ Meeting

17th March Tenner Fayre

18th March Y5 Easter Maths Challenge

20th March INSET Day – school closed to students

25th March Alternative Curriculum Day

27th March Break for Easter

Events For April 2015

13th April Return To School

23rd April Y8 Parents Evening - Cover Letter|Appointment sheet

28th April Full Governors Meeting

30th April UKMT Maths Challenge Y7/8