Welcome to The Kingsmead School

Southgate Education Centre

Brighton Road, Alvaston, Derby. DE24 8TE
Telephone 01332 477161

Contact Staff

  • Julian Lemon - Assistant Head
  • Lucy Gascoigne – Pastoral Lead
  • Rachel Zilate – Pastoral Lead
  • David Francis- Head of Maths
  • Danny Page- Head of Options 

What We Do


Southgate offers a range of provision, including small group settings, individual work with students who find it more difficult to cope in a group as well as pupils working on a personalised programme incorporating academic and vocational qualifications.

At Southgate we provide the core education for students in years 9-11. Students then usually take further subjects in the options centre and vocational subjects offsite. We create individual timetables to enable our students to reach their full potential. The majority of our students are taught their core subjects in small groups, however some of our students learn best on their own and we endeavour to provide opportunities for them to do this. 

The Options Centre

Based at our Southgate site the Options Centre provides a range of accredited courses offered to students from all of the sites. There is a D&T workshop, a gym, access to a Kitchen, Art Room and Childcare classroom. All of these subjects are taught to GCSE and equivalent levels for Key Stage 4 students across Kingsmead School.