‘Heartening accolade’ for Denbigh High

Denbigh High School pupils
Denbigh High School pupils

Denbigh High School are celebrating after yet another natonal accolade.

They’ve qualified in the top 10 in the country for progress made by pupils between their Key Stage 2 results at primary school and their GCSE results at age 16.

The school have been invited to receive their award at a regional celebration ceremony next month hosted by the Schools, Students and Teachers Network (SSAT) at Holland Park School in London.

It was SSAT who identified Denbigh’s success after an annual in-depth analysis of official Department of Education data on all state-funded school in England.

SSAT chief chief executive Sue Williamson 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 they will join us at the celebration evening for the chance to network and share strategies with award-winning schools.”

She added: “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 acheived when skilled teachers have high expectations and ambition for every young person.

“I am proud that this school is a member of SSAT.”

Denbigh acting principal Colin Townsend said: “I am extremely pleased to have recently received notification from the Minister of State for Schools that as a result of our collective and determined hard work as a school community, Denbigh has been recognised as the 41st highest performing secondary school in England.

“Given that there are in excess of 3,200 in the country, this is indeed a heartening accolade to have earned.”

> The school was recently licensed for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh award scheme and was also successful in a BAME (Black Asian Ethnice Minority) competition for its innovative shopping app design.