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Denbigh shortlisted for the Secondary School of the Year Award

1 May 2009

Denbigh High School has been shortlisted for the prestigious Secondary School of the Year' award in the Times Educational Supplement's Schools Awards 2009.

These are the first ever TES Schools Awards and the guiding principals of the awards are that schools work as communities, dependent upon the close and integrated functioning of all staff.

The awards recognise that everyone contributes collectively to the overall success of a school from the senior management team to the catering staff and aim to recognise, celebrate and reward the team effort and outstanding contribution that these teams make to primary and secondary education.

The awards are open to the 25,000 maintained primary, secondary and special schools; and the 3,000-plus independent primary and secondary schools across England and Wales who are responsible for the education and wellbeing of almost 9 million children and young people.

There are 16 separate awards categories that reflect the many different roles of a school.

These are;

  1. Primary School of the Year
  2. Secondary School of the Year
  3. Outstanding Special Needs Initiative of the Year
  4. Community Involvement Award
  5. Outstanding Leadership Team Award
  6. Outstanding Literacy Initiative
  7. Outstanding Numeracy Initiative
  8. Outstanding Sporting Initiative
  9. Sustainable School of the Year
  10. Best e-Learning Initiative
  11. Personalised Learning Initiative of the Year
  12. Best School Dinners Award
  13. Outstanding Staff Training/Development Initiative
  14. Outstanding New or Refurbished Primary School
  15. Outstanding New or Refurbished Secondary School
  16. Outstanding Recruitment Advertisements Campaign

Denbigh is one of only six schools to be shortlisted within the 'Secondary School of the Year' category and we are also the only school from Herts, Beds or Bucks to be shortlisted within this category.

The winners will be announced Oscar style' at an awards ceremony, which will take place over lunch on Thursday 9th June at the Park Lane Hilton in London with Rory Bremner presenting.