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School Mural Opening

Posted 5th October 2022

School Mural Opening

On Tuesday 4th October, we officially ‘opened’ the School Mural which was a product of an exciting partnership between the school and Derby University through S.H.E.D. 

The School Mural is aptly located at the very centre of our school and dynamically portrays the very culture and identity of who we are, and our aims of Learning, Caring and Succeeding. It has resulted from numerous workshops, discussions and questionnaires seeking to capture your perceptions of the school and the image being developed.

It certainly is an incredible mural and we would like to thank Dr Rhiannon Jones and S.H.E.D., lead artist Adoniah Haslam, and other support artists, who have tirelessly given of their time.

To find out further information, please use the link below which will take you to the brochure and information regarding the development of the School Mural.

LCS Mural Opening

LCS Student Council and staff, S.H.E.D. representatives, University of Derby representatives, Adoniah Haslam (Lead Artist) and family…

Update from Mr. Wilding - 30th September 2022

Posted 30th September 2022

Update from Mr. Wilding - 30th September 2022

Mr Wilding has issued an update to parents and carers regarding a Parent Governor vacancy, Open Day, the LCS School Mural opening, CAMHS open day and Safeguarding issues.

To all parents and carers, 

Good afternoon, from LCS. 

There are a few items I would like to draw your attention to in my update this week. 

Parent Governor vacancy 

Details were sent to all parents/carers earlier this week, regarding the current vacancy for a Parent Governor to join our school Governing Body. Further details are available on our website, at: 

Open Day

A reminder that our school Open Day will be held on Thursday 13th October. We have contacted our partner Primary Schools to inform parents/carers of the limited availability of school tours during the morning, which will be for parents/carers of potential Year 7 students for September 2023 only. 

The general Open Evening presentations for all visitors will begin at 5-30pm and finish at 7pm. 

As previously requested, we would politely ask visitors to walk to school, if possible, for our Open Evening, due to the very limited car parking available on site. 

Advanced notice, also, that our Sixth Form Open Evening will be held on 20th October, from 5pm to 7pm. Students and parents/carers interested in applying for places in our Sixth Form for September 2023 are invited to attend and applications will formally open after this event. Applications close on Friday 2nd December. 

Further details will follow about this event. 

School Mural official opening

On Tuesday 4th October there will be a formal opening of our new school Mural, including representatives from S.H.E.D and Derby University, as well as LCS staff and students.

There will be coverage in local press and we will update our website and social media with photographs of the event. 

I would like to thank Derby University and S.H.E.D for their work on this project and for helping to bring our vision for the mural to life. 

CAHMS Open Day

Derbyshire CAMHS are holding an Open Day on Monday 10th October, from 12-30pm to 6:30 pm, to coincide with World Mental Health Day.  This has been arranged by young people and parents/carers who use the CAMHS service, or are employed by CAMHS. This event is open to everyone and is an opportunity to find out more about CAMHS and to share your thoughts and ideas about how to develop the service.

The event will be held atTemple House, Mill Street, DE23 6SA. 

Safeguarding Updates

We are becoming increasingly concerned about a worrying rise in self-harm videos being viewed and shared on TikTok. This is a national as well as a local concern and we have recently been told by some of our own students that they have seen these videos. 

Young people are filming themselves self-harming and encouraging other young people to do the same. These videos encourage young people to be inventive, share methods and ‘egg each other on’ to greater acts of self-harm e.g. how deep can you cut/ how much skin can you cut...? 

I appreciate it is distressing to read this but, as a school, we need to make you aware this is happening and it is a real possibility your child may be viewing this content on-line. 

Please speak to your child, monitor and go through their apps at least weekly and, if you can, download filters and blocks on all their internet-linked devices. If you have a concern about this, please contact school, Police, or use the reporting tool on the app to get the post(s) taken down. We also want to remind you that most apps, including TikTok have an age rating of 13, which is designed to protect the emotional and physical safety of your child and to ensure they do not see intrusive, harmful material. 

If you are worried about self-harm, please speak to us, your GP or, alternatively, you can also speak to the School Health Service, by text, on 07507 327754 

Other help for parents and young people can be found by visiting: 

General safeguarding information can be found on our school website at: 

Thank you for taking the time to read this information. 

Your continued support of the school is much appreciated. 

Keep safe. 

J Wilding
Headteacher

Parent Governor Vacancy

Posted 22nd September 2022

Parent Governor Vacancy

The LCS Governing Body has a vacancy for a parent governor.

For more information please see the School > Governors page.

Update from Mr. Wilding - 22nd September 2022

Posted 22nd September 2022

Update from Mr. Wilding - 22nd September 2022

Mr Wilding has issued an update to parents and carers regarding Open Day/Evening, Youth Mental Health Day and Extra-curricular activities.

To all parents and carers, 

Good morning, from LCS.

I have a couple of brief, but important items for you in my latest update.

LCS Open Day and Open Evening

We are planning to hold our Open Day and Open Evening this year as an on-site event, for the first time since October 2019. The date of our Open Day and Open Evening will be Thursday October 13th and school will be open to parents/carers, students and members of our wider school community from 5-30pm to 7-00pm. We are planning various events and activities to showcase the amazing work of all our students and I hope as many of you as possible will be able to join us.

Please be aware that parking on site is extremely limited, so I would ask and encourage as many visitors to walk to school for this event, if at all possible.

There will be two presentations for parents/carers of potential Year 7 students for September 2023 in the Main Hall, at 5pm and at 7pm; parents/carers of current LCS students do not need to attend these presentations.

Due to necessary restrictions on numbers, tours during the school day will be for potential new parents/carers of students for September 2023 admission only and we will not be able to offer this option to current parents/carers.

School will be open to everyone in the evening, at the times shown, above.

Youth Mental Health Day

Today is Youth Mental Health Day which, this year, is focusing on the importance of building and maintaining meaningful connections and relationships.
For further information on this event and to access useful resources, please use the link, below:

Clubs and Activities

The list of school clubs and activities, including extra-curricular events, has been further updated. The full details of all school activities can be found on our website at the link below:

Thank you for your continued support of our school, our staff and all our young people.

Keep safe.

J Wilding
Headteacher

Musical Instrument Tuition at LCS

Posted 8th September 2022

Musical Instrument Tuition at LCS

Parents and Carers can now apply online for a place for their child on the Instrumental Tuition programme at LCS.

We have a thriving music department within the Creative Arts Faculty at LCS. A key part of this is the Instrumental Tuition Programme.

This takes place outside of curriculum time with specialist teachers accredited by the Derbyshire Music Partnership or Baby People. LCS takes the safeguarding of students very seriously and only works with external agencies and individuals who can provide evidence of a full, enhanced DBS check and regular safeguarding training.

We have lessons available on Keyboard/piano, guitars (electric, acoustic and bass), singing, drum kit, brass (trumpet, trombone, euphonium, French horn), Strings (violin, viola, cello), and Woodwind (flute, clarinet, saxophone).

The lessons cost approximately £10 per 20 minute lesson, per week. These are invoiced termly directly by the instrumental teacher, but there are subsidies for Pupil Premium/Free School Meals and Special Needs to reduce the cost. There maybe the possibility on some instruments (not piano/keyboard) of a shared lesson.

If you wish for your child to be placed on the list for lessons, please fill in the form located at Parents & Carers > School Trips and Activities > Music - Instrumental Lessons

GCSE Results

Posted 25th August 2022

GCSE Results

We are delighted with the GCSE results our Year 11 students have achieved this year.

The achievement of our students is a reflection of their outstanding commitment and resilience, as well as the support they have received from school staff, parents and carers over what has been an extremely challenging last two years.

  • 292 Year 11 students sat GCSE exams this year
  • The pass rate was 100%.
  • 57% of students achieved grade 4 or above in the range of subjects which make up the Ebacc.
  • 62% of students achieved grades 9-5 in English and Maths.
  • 40% of students achieved 3 or more grades at 7-9.
  • 34% of all grades were grade 7 or above.
  • 52% of all grades were grade 6 or above.

We hope students can go on to secure their first-choice post-16 placement and we wish them well in their future careers.

Student Receives GCSE Results Students Receive GCSE Results

A-Level Results

Posted 19th August 2022

A-Level Results

We are delighted with the results achieved by our Year 13 students this year. Results achieved this year are particularly impressive, given the exceptional circumstances and challenges students have faced over the last two years.

174 students completed A Level exams in Year 13 this year.

  • 34% of results achieved by LCS students were grades A*-A.
  • 62% were grades B or above.
  • Over 50% of students achieved at least one A*/A grade.
  • Over 80% of students achieved at least one A*-B grade.
  • 43% of students achieved 3 or more grades A*-B.
  • 11 students achieved straight A*s (3 or 4 A*s).
  • 4 students achieved 4 A* grades.

The vast majority of students have gained the results needed for their first choice Higher Education option and staff have been working with students this morning who needed support in securing placements.

I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to all our students, staff, parents and carers for their collective efforts over the last two years. Year 13 students completing their A Level studies this year did not sit GCSE exams, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which makes their achievements even more impressive. 

We wish all our students the best of luck in their future lives and careers.

J. Wilding
Headteacher

About LCS

Mr Wilding - LCS Acting Headteacher

Welcome to Littleover Community School.

I am lucky enough to have worked at the school since September 2000 and, in January 2020, was asked by Governors to take on the role of Acting Headteacher.  Having now been confirmed as permanent Headteacher in March 2021, I will continue to do everything I can to make LCS the best school it can possibly be, whilst maintaining the safety and wellbeing of all our young people.

We are a large comprehensive secondary school, located to the south west of the City of Derby, close to the main transport routes of the A38 and A50. We pride ourselves on the excellent teaching we provide for all our students, as well as the care and support all students receive to help them achieve their best.

We are committed to a broad and balanced curriculum and our students have achieved outstanding results at both GCSE and A Level for many years now. We also believe in providing all our students with wider opportunities for learning and developing through their work in the classroom, as well as access to extra-curricular opportunities in sport and performing arts.

I hope you find our website informative and easy to use.  We are always happy to receive ideas of how we can improve our service to parents, carers, students and our community. 

If you have any ideas or questions about anything on our website, or more widely about the school, please do not hesitate to contact us.  If you would like a paper copy of our school brochure or paper copies of any of the information contained on our website, these are also available, free of charge.

Littleover Community School.
Learning, Caring, Succeeding.

Mr J. Wilding
Headteacher

School Aims

Learning

  • Deliver an excellent quality of teaching which fosters an ethos of lifelong learning.
  • Provide a relevant and accessible curriculum which meets the needs of our diverse community.

Caring

  • Develop a caring and supportive environment where everyone feels safe and valued.
  • Cultivate a comprehensive ethos that encourages inclusion.

Succeeding

  • Deliver academic excellence to achieve the highest standards.
  • Celebrate achievement in all its forms within and beyond the curriculum.

Upcoming LCS Events RSS FeedUpcoming Events

  • Mon 10th Oct - Fri 14th Oct 2022
    Work Experience week for Year 11
  • Mon 10th Oct 2022
    Year 11 Army Enterprise Activity in Main Hall
  • Tue 11th Oct 2022
    Year 10 City Netball Tournament at LCS 3:30pm
  • Wed 12th Oct 2022
    Under 16 County Netball at Repton 2pm
  • Thu 13th Oct 2022
    Open Day 9:00-11:00 am
  • Thu 13th Oct 2022
    Open Evening 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Talk in Hall 7:00 - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 14th Oct 2022
    Year 12 Geology National Stone Centre Fieldtrip
  • Tue 18th Oct 2022
    Year 11 Careers Guidance Interviews
  • Tue 18th Oct 2022
    Year 9 City Netball at LCS 3:30pm
  • Tue 18th Oct 2022
    Vamos Theatre Workshop All Years
  • Wed 19th Oct 2022
    Year 11 English Theatre Trip departs at lunch
  • Thu 20th Oct 2022
    Sixth Form Open Evening 5:45 - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 20th Oct 2022
    Non-Uniform Day for PSA
  • Fri 21st Oct 2022
    INSET DAY
  • Mon 24th Oct - Fri 28th Oct 2022
    HALF TERM
  • Tue 1st Nov 2022
    Year 11 Careers Guidance Interviews
  • Thu 3rd Nov 2022
    Year 11 Parents' Evening 4:15 - 6:45 pm School Cloud
  • Tue 8th Nov 2022
    Year 11 Careers Guidance Interviews
  • Wed 9th Nov 2022
    Cross County Champs at Moorways 1:00 pm
  • Wed 9th Nov 2022
    Under 14 County Netball at Repton 1:00 pm

The 20 most imminent events are shown above. For a full list please see the School Calendar.