The 2012 performance tables have been released by the Department for Education and we are extremely pleased to announce that Denbigh High School has been ranked as the second highest school in the country for our 'Value Added' score.
A Value Added score is the progress made by pupils between the primary school tests at Key Stage 2 and their GCSE outcomes based on the best eight results including English and mathematics.
The score is an extremely important measure of a school’s success because it enables you to see how effective the school is at raising the achievement levels of its pupils whilst they are at the school - essentially it is a measure of pupil progress.
Denbigh's Headteacher and Executive Principal, Dame Yasmin Bevan, said:
"Achieving second place for our Value Added score was an excellent indication of our commitment to maximising achievements for all. We are delighted that the persistence and dedication of staff and students is recognised through this broad measure which takes into account starting points in relation to outcomes."
Staff and students were in a jubilant mood having heard the news and Denbigh's Associate Principal, Daniel Connor, had this to say:
“We put a great amount of effort into helping every individual achieve the best they can. We are thrilled that this measure shows how successful we are being in doing just that. It is a great testament to the hard work of the students, the support of their families and the professionalism of the school staff.”