|Acting headteacher||A C Senior|
|Chair of Governors||Rev William Butt|
|Ages||11 to 18|
|Current House(s)||Sitwell, Frecheville, DeRodes|
The school was founded in 1572
A quote from an 1857 directory:
Netherthorpe School.—Francis Rodes, by will, 29th of Elizabeth, left a yearly rent charge of £20 per annum, to be taken forth of his manor of Elmton; £8 thereof to the Grammar school, at Staveley Netherthorpe, £8 for two scholarships in St. John’s, Cambridge, and £4 for the relief of soldiers who should be sent to the wars out of Staveley, Barlborough, and Elmton. Robert Sitwell, by will, 41st Elizabeth, gave a messuage in Killamarsh, on trust, to pay £6 yearly to the schoolmaster. Lord James Cavendish, 1742, left a rent charge of £6, issuing out of closes at Hollingwood, for the maintenance of the schoolmaster. In addition to these, the Rev. Francis Gisborne gave £10, to be invested in stock. The income of the various benefactions amounts to £29 per annum. All the sons of parishioners are considered as entitled to classical instruction; but the master makes his own charge for other branches.
It became known as Netherthorpe Grammar School. From the 1980s until 1999, it was a grant-maintained school, and is now a foundation school (very much the same thing). It is to be redeveloped under the Building Schools for the Future scheme.
The school has two school anthems- these are Forty Years On and Gaudeamus igitur and both are sung in certain assemblies and at special school occasions. The school strongly believes in traditions and roots; the uniform today is based on the uniforms of the first pupils and there is an active Senior Debating Society that has run for over ninety years. The meetings of the society are held in the original listed part of the school, built in 1572 and affectionately known as 'the old school' by pupils. Netherthorpe School are the current holders of the Derbyshire Debating Trophy.
The schools pupils are divided into three houses after the founders, theses houses are Sitwell, Frecheville and DeRodes. Throughout the year, pupils compete in inter-house competitions to win the coveted Rose Bowl.
 Academic performance
 At Netherthorpe Grammar School
- Nick Ainger (1961-8) - Labour MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
- Prof. Simon Francis (1961- ) Professor of Corporate Governance, Judge Business School
- Alan Hardwick (1960-7) - former YTV news presenter
- Sir Charles Sykes (1905-82) Chairman, Firth Brown Ltd, 1962–67
- ^ Netherthorpe web site accessed 22 October 2007
- ^ Netherthorpe web site
- ^ Whites 1857 Directory of Derbyshire
- ^ ‘AINGER, Nicholas Richard, (Nick)’, Who's Who 2008, A & C Black, 2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 24 Aug 2008
- ^ ‘DEAKIN, Prof. Simon Francis’, Who's Who 2008, A & C Black, 2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 24 Aug 2008
- ^ SYKES, Sir Charles’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2007; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 24 Aug 2008