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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.

Top Key Features of Denbigh High School

 

Highly effective systems and processes to support teaching, learning and leadership.
‘Feedback and marking seen was exemplary. There is a consistent approach to implementing school policy across and within subjects.’
Quality Assurance Review | September 2017

 

A very committed staff and a constant drive for improvement from leadership at all levels.
‘There is a pervasive learning culture within the school.’
Quality Assurance Review | September 2017

 

‘The curriculum is managed so that high expectations are promoted and different pathways meet individual needs.’
Quality Assurance Review | September 2017

 

Outstanding teaching and subject knowledge.
‘Teachers have strong subject knowledge.’
Quality Assurance Review | September 2017

 

‘There are excellent relationships between staff and pupils.
Pupils have very positive attitudes to learning.’
Quality Assurance Review | September 2017

 

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 | September 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.

 

National Citizen Service Champion School 2015-2016
Each year NCS award ‘Champion’ status to schools and colleges across England. The status is given to those institutions who have excelled in promoting the programme and recruiting young people to take part over the last academic year.

 

SSAT Framework for Exceptional Education 2018
In recognition of our transforming practice in; Effective Leaning Behaviours, Principled
Curriculum Design and Use of Assessment and Data to support teaching and learning.

SSAT Leading Edge status 2017-2018
Leading edge is a national network for high-performing schools within a commitment to
raising achievement through collaboration and innovation.

SSAT Educational Outcomes Award 2017
In recognition of being in the top 20% of schools nationally for student progress in the
2017 end of KS4 exams.

SSAT Framework for Exceptional Education 2019

In recognition of ‘transforming in Leadership through moral purpose’ practice. Receiving this accreditation means that we have met the highest standards of the SSAT Framework for Exceptional Education and our work in this area is amongst the most effective practice nationally.

 

SSAT Leading Edge status 2017-2018
Leading edge is a national network for high-performing schools within a commitment to raising achievement through collaboration and innovation.

 

SSAT Educational Outcomes Award 2017
In recognition of being in the top 10% of schools nationally for student progress in the 2017 end of KS4 exams.

 

Third Millennium Learning Award
The Third Millennium Learning Award celebrates schools’ achievements in creating
an environment and curriculum that stimulates better learning, making full use of the
opportunities presented by technology.

 

Challenge Partners
Six years of outstanding Quality Assurance Reviews with several areas accredited as
Areas of Excellence including: Student Leadership, SMSC, British Values, Personalisation
and Aspiration, Pupil Premium.


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.