Widening Access - Schools and Colleges Liaison - University of Derby

Widening Access Team

Widening Access Team

The Widening Access Team sits within the university's Equality and Social Mobility Unit. The team works closely with schools, colleges and sixth forms within Derby City and Derbyshire to provide outreach activity designed to improve attainment, and raise aspirations and awareness of higher education, and alternative progression opportunities. We aim to support all young people that we engage with to meet their full potential and make well informed decisions regarding their futures.

The Widening Access Team works in conjunction with the Schools and Colleges Liaison Team to provide outreach activity. To check your eligibility for events and activities provided by the Widening Access Team, please view the list of our partner schools below.


The schools eligible to participate in Widening Access events and activities are listed here. All schools are eligible to participate in events and activities co-ordinated by the Schools and Colleges Liaison Team.

If you would like to find out more about our work, please contact your Widening Access Officer directly, or email wateam@derby.ac.uk 

Allestree Woodlands School Buxton Community School Chellaston Academy
City of Derby Academy Da Vinci Academy David Nieper Academy
Derby Manufacturing University Technical College Derby Moor Community Sports College Frederick Gent School
Granville Sports College Heanor Gate Science College Heritage High School
Kirk Hallam Community Academy Landau Forte College Derby Lees Brook Community School
Littleover Community School Merrill Academy Murray Park School
Netherthorpe School Noel-Baker Academy Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy
Royal School for the Deaf Derby Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy
Shirebrook Academy Springwell Community College Swanwick Hall School
The Bemrose School The Bolsover School The Pingle Academy
The William Allitt School West Park School Wilsthorpe Community School

Contact us

E: wateam@derby.ac.uk

T: 01332 591924