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Update from Mr Wilding - Monday 25th September 2023

Posted 25th September 2023

Update from Mr Wilding - Monday 25th September 2023

Mr Wilding has sent an update to parents and carers regarding the upcoming LCS Open Day, Open Evening, and free school meals.

To all parents/carers

We are already well into the routine of term again and students have made an excellent start to the new school year.

I have two brief items to draw your attention to in my update today.

School Open Day and Open Evening

Our annual Open Evening will be held on Thursday 12th October.

There will be a programme of classroom displays and activities from 5-00pm to 7-00pm, as well as opportunities for you to talk to staff and students about the school. All parents/carers are welcome to visit us during the evening and I hope as many of you as possible will be able to attend. If you are intending to visit us on Open Evening, please be aware that we are extremely short of on-site parking, so if you can walk to school it would be much appreciated.

Tours during the school day will be on offer to potential parents/carers for September 2024 admission, only, and not for current parents/carers. These tours must be booked in advance.

There will be two presentations on the evening, at 5pm and 7pm, in the Main Hall, but again these are for those parents/carers looking for September 2024 admission.

Free School Meals

If your child is eligible for 'free school meals' and you register them for this, the school will receive extra funding called 'Pupil Premium'. We use this extra money to improve the educational provision and resources at the school. The attached letter (link below) ahs further instruction on how to apply for free School Meals, if you do not already do this and believe your child may be eligible. The additional link, below, is to the Local Authority FSM Application Form.

Thank you for your continued support.

Keep safe.

J. Wilding

Job Vacancy: Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Posted 22nd September 2023

Job Vacancy: Higher Level Teaching Assistant

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Higher Level Teaching Assistant.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Job Vacancy: Teaching Assistant

Posted 18th September 2023

Job Vacancy: Teaching Assistant

LCS has 3 vacancies for the position of: Teaching Assistant.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

LCS named as NCLE Languages Hub School

Posted 14th September 2023

LCS named as NCLE Languages Hub School

We are pleased to share with our school community that Littleover Community School has been selected as one of just fifteen Phase 1 lead schools for the NCLE Language Hubs initiative. We will be helping to support high quality language education in England by working with identified partner schools.

What exactly is the National Consortium for Language Education?

Recognising the value of good language education both to students and to the country, the NCLE is creating a national network of up to 25 lead hub schools across England. Each lead hub school will deliver training to up to seven partner schools to improve standards of language teaching and learning across the country.

The key aims for the NCLE are to:

  1. encourage high quality language teaching in schools
  2. increase languages uptake at GCSE
  3. support levelling up opportunities for disadvantaged students
  4. address the performance of boys
  5. better recognise and support the rich diversity of languages in addition to English spoken by one in every five of our students.

The NCLE is funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and delivered by IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society (UCL IOE) in partnership with the British Council and the Goethe-Institut.

You can find out more about this project on the NCLE website

How does it work?

The first group of hub schools has been selected and Littleover Community School is one of them. Having been recognised by the NCLE for the quality of our language teaching, we will be training a small number of partner schools to share best practice, discuss ideas and support quality language learning activities. We're working on our plans now and will send regular updates as the project develops.

Why is the government encouraging language education in schools?

Languages are crucial for work and life in our globally competitive economy. We believe that languages and intercultural awareness can help to foster universal understanding and contribute to building a peaceful and harmonious world future.

The Department for Education recognises that, as a country, we need more and better language skills and that these add value and widen opportunities for individuals, communities and society.

What are the benefits for students of the NCLE programme?

The ability to speak other languages is an incredibly useful asset for students, both professionally and personally. Research shows that there are clear educational, personal, cultural, social and career benefits in being able to communicate confidently in another language.

There is a particular emphasis in the NCLE on delivery high quality language learning to students from disadvantaged areas to support improvements in social mobility.

What is the Goethe-Institut Gimagine project?

The government is especially keen to promote the learning of German, because the numbers studying this important language have fallen in recent years. That's why the Gothe-Institut is a key partner.

Their GIMAGINE project promotes and supports the learning of German as a foreign language in the UK. The project centres around students, teachers and schools. Apart from offering initiatives for professional advancement to German teachers, the project can fund learning German through scholarships and provides schools with classroom materials and teaching resources.

You can find out more on the Gimagine website

We are extremely excited about developing this project at LCS and the benefits it will bring to our students and those in our partner schools.

Anyone requesting further information on this project should contact Mrs C Spalding (Deputy Headteacher).

LCS Sports and Fitness Centre - Now Open

Posted 11th September 2023

LCS Sports and Fitness Centre - Now Open

The LCS Fitness Centre is now open to the public, with a gym and various sports and dance facilities available for bookings.

LCS Gym Flyer

Please see the Sports and Arts Facilities page for more details.

Job Vacancy: Teacher of Mathematics

Posted 7th September 2023

Job Vacancy: Teacher of Mathematics

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Teacher of Mathematics

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Job Vacancy: Finance/Administration Officer

Posted 7th September 2023

Job Vacancy: Finance/Administration Officer

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Finance/Administration Officer.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Job Vacancy: Wellbeing Coach

Posted 7th September 2023

Job Vacancy: Wellbeing Coach

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Wellbeing Coach

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

GCSE Results

Posted 24th August 2023

GCSE Results

We are very pleased with the results our Year 11 students have achieved at GCSE level this year.

OFQUAL guidance is that it is 'most meaningful to compare this year's results with those of 2019' and, on this basis, our students have done exceptionally well and their resilience and determination to succeed has been rewarded with excellent grades. The vast majority of students will have achieved the results needed for their first choice Post-16 option.

  • 80% of students have achieved Grade 4 or above in English and Maths.
  • 55% of students achieved Grade 4 or above in the suite of subjects making up the Ebacc.
  • Over 50% of all grades were Grade 6 or above.

We would like to congratulate all students and thank all parents and carers for your support over the last 5 years.

Students can collect results in the Main Hall from 9am on Thursday 24th August and students offered places to LCS Sixth Form should complete the electronic enrolment form by the end of the day, if they wish to accept this offer.

Thank you.

J. Wilding

A-Level Results

Posted 17th August 2023

A-Level Results

It has been another excellent year for A Level results at Littleover Community School. Despite having their education severely disrupted by the pandemic, students have produced a set of results that is in line with some of the school's best ever year groups.

  • Over 80% of students achieved at least 1 A*-B grade
  • Nearly 30% of all grades were A*s or As
  • Nearly 90% of all grades fell in the A*-C category
  • 27 students achieved 3 or more A*-A grades
  • 73 students achieved 3 or more A*-B grades.

Most importantly of all, with virtually all subjects recording a 100% pass rate and the average grade across all entries being a B, students will be in a strong position as they move forward toward their chosen post 18 option, whether it be university, apprenticeship or employment.

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

J. Wilding

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

School Aims


  • 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.


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


  • 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

  • Sat 23rd Sep - Fri 29th Sep 2023
    Year 13 Arran Geology Trip Arran (departs)  
  • Tue 26th Sep - Thu 28th Sep 2023
    Year 7 CATS
  • Wed 27th Sep 2023
    Governors’ Meeting 6.45pm  
  • Wed 27th Sep 2023
    Maths Olympiad for Girls  
  • Sun 1st Oct 2023
    Bronze DofE Final Expedition  
  • Mon 2nd Oct - Fri 6th Oct 2023
    Year 11 Work Experience Week
  • Tue 3rd Oct 2023
    Senior Maths Challenge  
  • Wed 4th Oct 2023
    Under 19 County Netball Tournament at Repton
  • Thu 5th Oct 2023
    Year 13 Geography Trip to Birmingham  
  • Thu 5th Oct 2023
    Under 16 City Netball Tournament at LCS (Year 11)
  • Wed 11th Oct 2023
    Under 16 County Netball tournament at Repton
  • Thu 12th Oct 2023
    Open Day 9-11am 
  • Thu 12th Oct 2023
    Open Evening 5-7pm 
  • Thu 12th Oct 2023
    City Netball Tournament Under 16 at LCS (Year 9)
  • Wed 18th Oct - Fri 20th Oct 2023
    University Admissions Exams 
  • Wed 18th Oct - Fri 20th Oct 2023
    City Netball Tournament Under 16 (Year 10) at LCS
  • Fri 20th Oct 2023
    Year 12 Geology F/W Black Rocks 
  • Wed 25th Oct 2023
    INSET Day
  • Thu 26th Oct 2023
    Sixth Form Open Evening (5.45 – 7.30pm)
  • Mon 30th Oct - Fri 3rd Nov 2023
    Half Term

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