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It's official - we are one of the top 100 schools in the country

23 February 2015
The Minister of State for Schools, the Right Honourable David Laws MP, has written to our Acting Principal, Mr Colin Townsend, to congratulate us on becoming one of the top 100 non-selective state funded schools in England based on the Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4 value added measure.
In his letter he congratulated all of the pupils, staff and governors for their hard work and gave personal thanks to Mr Townsend and the school’s leadership team.
This accolade is one of many which the school has received within the last 12 months which includes
  • being recognised by SSAT as one of the top two schools nationally for achieving the highest Key Stage 4 value-added scores for student achievement in GCSE examinations
  • receiving the SSAT Educational Outcomes Award
  • receiving the Association for Physical Education Quality Mark Award
  • receiving the Youth Sport Trust ‘Gold Partner School’ award for our commitment to PE and school sport.
On receiving the award Denbigh’s Acting Principal, Mr Colin Townsend, said:
“We are gratified to have received recognition for excellent 2014 value added performance from the Minister of State for Schools. We have always passionately believed that it is our responsibility to maximise the achievement of all students, regardless of their starting points.
“There are in excess of 3200 state funded secondary schools in England; so to be highlighted as within the top 100 non-selective schools nationally is a testament to the daily hard work undertaken here at Denbigh High and our determination to secure the best outcomes for all of our young people.”