After recently being recognised by the SSAT as being in the top 20% of schools nationally for student progress, Mr Townsend proudly accepted the prestigious award at the Educational Outcomes Awards celebration evening in Cambridge on the 5th June.
A recent in-depth analysis of official Department for Education data on all state-funded schools in England by SSAT, the national schools’ membership organisation for improvement and collaboration, identified Denbigh High School’s success.
Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said: “Denbigh High School should be congratulated for their exceptional achievement. They have proved themselves to be leading the field in improving GCSE outcomes for their students. There is so much good practice that this school could share, and I hope many schools will join us at the celebration ceremony for the chance to network and share strategies with award-winning schools.
“These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team at Denbigh High School, and show what can be achieved when skilled teachers have high expectations and ambition for every young person. I am proud that this school is a member of the SSAT network.”
Denbigh’s Executive Principal, Dame Yasmin Bevan, said: “We are delighted that we have, again, received the SSAT Educational Outcomes Award. We have always passionately believed that it is our responsibility to maximise the achievement of students, regardless of their starting points and this award is excellent recognition of this.”