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 September 2015 

Click here to read the feedback letter from the HMI Monitoring Visit, click here to read the covering letter.

Click here to read the latest information on school dress code, click here to read the covering letter.

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.

  • Here is a brand new gallery for the Art Exhibition Class of 2015!

    These are just two examples from many of the wonderful pieces of work done by students, and presented as an art exhibition.

    Click here to view the full Art Exhibition Gallery.

Upcoming Events

Events For July 2015

1st July City Sports

Y2 Music Festival

da Vinci's Got Talent

6th July Y6 Induction Evening

7th/8th July Y6 Induction Days

9th July Form Tutor Parents Evening - Letter home | Appointment Sheet

Y3 PE Challenge

13th July Rewards Evening

14th July Y5 Taster Day

Full Governors Meeting

21st July Alternative Curriculum Day

23rd July End of Term