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Achievement and Standards

In our last full inspection, Ofsted judged Denbigh to be outstanding and we continue to self-evaluate as an outstanding school. Denbigh is on a journey of maintaining excellence and transforming to world class.  

We are immensely proud of the recognition and awards we receive that demonstrate the high expectations and standards held at Denbigh.

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PLEASE NOTE: The 2020-2021 Results are not published in the Performance Measures.



PLEASE NOTE: The 2019-2020 Results are not published in the Performance Measures.


 Pupils make exceptional progress by the end of Key Stage 4.  Quality Assurance Review | September 2017

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Top Key Features of Denbigh High School

Highly effective systems and processes to support teaching, learning and leadership. 

‘“There is a detailed and extensive programme of new staff and NQT induction, and a coaching/mentoring programme has more recently been established. There is a tailored approach to CPD, including, for example, a programme for colleagues aspiring to middle or senior leadership positions, which has led to progression opportunities for many staff.”
SSAT Transforming Practice Review 2019 

A curriculum which successfully promotes achievement, inclusion and use of Technology for Learning. 

“Learning in the classroom is enhanced by, not dominated by excellent use of technology and chromebooks.” 

Opening Doors to Excellence 2019 

‘Technology for Learning is embedded across all areas of the school. Both students and teachers have received national and international recognition for their innovative use of technology to support learning.’ 

Quality Assurance Review 2018 

A very committed staff and a constant drive for improvement from leadership at all levels. 

“The depth of engagement by staff in evidence informed practice, demonstrated though high quality teaching and learning journals was particularly impressive”. 

SSAT Transforming Practice Review 2019 

Outstanding teaching and subject knowledge. 

“The Science and History departments have been awarded the subject mark from the PTI demonstrating enhanced subject knowledge. “Congratulations to you and your colleagues and thank you for sharing your inspiring creativity and innovation with colleagues across the country.”
Quality Assurance Review 2017 

Excellent attitudes to learning and school. 

‘There are excellent relationships between staff and pupils. Pupils have very positive attitudes to learning.’ 

Quality Assurance Review 2017 

Strong school values and consistently high expectations and standards. 

‘Students continue to make exceptional progress at Denbigh High School.’ 

Quality Assurance Review 2018 

High achievement for almost all groups, especially those in receipt of pupil premium. 

‘Pupils make exceptional progress by the end of Key Stage 4. Disadvantaged pupils also make exceptionally good progress.’ 

Quality Assurance Review 2017 

National Recognition and Awards 


Pupil Premium Awards 2017 | Secondary School Runner Up
Recognising the outstanding work the school does for children whose circumstances make them disadvantaged.


International School Award 2018-2021
Recognised for outstanding development of the international curriculum dimension in the curriculum.


Computing at School 2018-2019
Lead School within the network of teaching excellence in computer science.


SSAT Framework for Exceptional Education 
In recognition of our transforming practice in; Climate for Learning, Professional Learning,
Leadership Through Moral Purpose, Principled Curriculum Design,Effective Leaning
Behaviours, Wellbeing and Variety of Teaching Approaches to support teaching and learning.


SSAT Leading Edge status 2019-2020 
Leading edge is a national network for high-performing schools within a commitment to raising achievement through collaboration and innovation. 


SSAT Educational Outcomes Award 2019 
In recognition of being in KS4 Progress Band 1 of schools nationally. 


360 Degree Safe
The 360 Degree Safe accreditation is given to schools who can demonstrate that they
have moved from a basic level provision for online safety to practice that is aspirational
and innovative.



The PTI Subject Leadership Mark, 2019 Science and 2020 History 
Awarded for increasing challenge within the Science and History curriculum, for enthusing students with activities beyond the curriculum, for developing the staff’s own specialist subject knowledge and developing subject-based links outside the school.


Association for Physical Education Award Quality Mark - at the highest possible level of Distinction. This award illustrates that Denbigh has demonstrated outstanding commitment to improvement in Physical Education and Sport, and this is a real reflection of the hard work and dedication that the PE team puts in to providing the best sporting opportunities and learning experiences for our students. 


School Games Platinum Mark Award | 2019-2020 
The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. 


School Games Award | Autumn 2019/Spring 2020 
Recognised for our support, commitment and engagement with the School Games programme during the Autumn and Spring Terms. 


School Games Virtual Award | Summer 2020 
Recognised by School Games for our support, commitment and engagement of virtual programmes during the Summer Term. 

Wellbeing Award for Schools

Recognised by Optimus Education for ensuring that mental health and wellbeing sit at the
heart of school life.


Recognised by UNESCO as a worldwide Best Practice Case Study in the use of mobile technology to support engagement and raise attainment. 


EdTech 50 School 
Recognised as one of the top fifty schools in the country for effective use of technology. 


EdTech Demonstrator School 2020 
Denbigh was delighted to be announced by the Department for Education as one of their new EdTech Demonstrator schools. One of just 38 such schools across the country, Denbigh has received funding to support those schools who have introduced the use of Google Apps For Education during lockdown and now need advice and guidance to develop their own technology for learning strategies. 


Apps For Good 
For the past six years, students from Denbigh have taken part in the national Apps For Good competition, encouraging young people to become passionate about technology.