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Netherthorpe School

Netherthorpe school is a popular, oversubscribed, 1100 secondary school offering high quality education to our 11-18 student community.

The school consistently attracts student numbers above our PAN of 170 from a geographically dispersed catchment area.

The school location deprivation indicator is in quintile 5 (most deprived) of all schools and the pupil base is in quintile 4 (more deprived) of all schools in terms of deprivation.

Netherthorpe School is above national average for all areas of SEND compared with Secondary School data nationally. This year, the Trust and school have worked in partnership to build an Integrated Inclusion Resource Centre to support students across the Trust community. This opened in May 2023.

Netherthorpe School has an incredible amount of history and tradition, and can trace its origins back to 1572. It is a truly special place. Combining modern facilities with listed buildings, this offers a unique learning environment for students of all ages to flourish.  We aim for every student and staff member to ‘Learn, Enjoy, Succeed’ and I am pleased to say that this is the case.

About our school experience


At Netherthorpe we aim to offer a broad range of experience in a range of teaching and classroom based roles. We offer the opportunity to observe colleagues in your chosen subject specialism, and also across other subjects so that you can see a broad range of teaching styles. You can also gain experience of teaching and supporting SEND students through our inclusion provision.

Within the school you will be placed within a department, and assigned a 'buddy' who will be on hand to ask any questions that you may have about teaching and ensure that you are made to feel welcome whilst you are with us.

We also offer twilight trust training sessions which you can attend to look at core teaching skills that you will need, and have the opportunity to ask experienced colleagues any further questions that you may have.

We are a disability confident employer and where possible we can offer placements and school experience to applicants with additional physical or neurodivergent needs. We can also offer flexible school experience placements which can fit around any current employment or caring needs.

Start and finish times
8.15 to 3.30 - Flexible

Where we can we offer flexible placements to accommodate childcare and caring responsibilities.

Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos

Teacher training

We work with the South Yorkshire Teaching School Hub and Sheffield Teacher Training Alliance

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: Passport and/or driving licence
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

We offer school experience placements across the academic year. These can be short periods of experience i.e. a few days, longer 2-3 week placements and also placements of one or two days a week across several months. Placements are negotiated with the relevant departmental teams and school experience applicant needs, with the aim of getting the best placement experience for both.

School experience placement capacity may be limited during the exam period (between April and late June).

School experience type
In school


Ralph Road, Staveley, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 3PU
Map showing Netherthorpe School

Yes - on site parking provided

We have an easy to access car park on site near to the entrance of the school.

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. At Netherthorpe our new building is predominately on one level and has lift access to the upper floor of our new building. This allows wheelchair access to most areas for staff and students. We also have provision for staff and students with visual impairment. Our car park has dedicated disabled parking bays with easy access to the main school. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Disability confident logo
Ralph Road, Staveley, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 3PU
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Disability access

Disability Confident

  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Business studies
  • Chemistry
  • Communication and media studies
  • Computing
  • Design and technology
  • Drama
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • Health and social care
  • History
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious education
  • Spanish