Denbigh School News
Please CLICK HERE to view a copy of the presentation that was made at our Sixth Form Open Evening - the presenters were Andy Squires (Headteacher), Jerome Waters (Head of Sixth Form) and two Year 13 students
If you have any questions then please email the Head of Sixth Form – WatersJ@denbigh.net
Denbigh School students had lessons today (Friday 13 November) from two teachers from Shanghai during a visit to the School, as part of a unique working relationship that has been established between the two countries.
Actress Opens New Performing Arts Facilities at Denbigh School
At today's grand opening of Denbigh School's specially commissioned 'New Building', Film and TV actress Ann Marie Davies with husband MK Dons Manager Karl Robinson, Milton Keynes' Mayor Councillor Keith McLean and MK Dons Defender Joe Walsh were treated to creative performances from Dance, Drama, Music and Art students.
The School was filled with visitors on Thursday 22nd October when prospective students embarked on an array of activities that provided a real taste of life at Denbigh. It was the School's Open Evening which gave Year 6 students the opportunity to explore the facilities on offer to them. A high volume of people walked through the doors of the School with over 700 attendees enjoying the presentations delivered by Headteacher Mr Squires. The atmosphere throughout Denbigh was vibrant and it was clear to see that the amenities in the new building had especially impressed the guests. Denbigh students and staff were on hand throughout the evening to answer questions. The ethos of the School along with its outstanding teaching and learning was showcased exceptionally well and we look forward to welcoming students back to the School when they start in Year 7 next September.
Hallo Deutschland! The Denbigh KS3 German Exchange 2016 is open to all KS3 students.. This is an exciting opportunity for an educational and cultural exchange with students from our partner school in Schwerte, near Dortmund. Trips include the brand new national football museum in Dortmund, the Lindt chocolate museum and the world famous cathedral in Köln. You will welcome a German partner in to your home (21st – 27th Jan) and experience staying with their family in Germany (2nd – 9th March). Collect a letter from MFL office or see Mrs Giles for more details
The recruitment of trainee teachers was given a boost today as The Tommy Flowers SCITT (School Based Initial Teacher Training), was officially launched at Bletchley Park. br> To mark the event, the first cohort of 24 trainees to start this exciting school-based practical programme, were joined by MK's Mayor, Councillor Keith Mclean and Kenneth Flowers, son of Tommy Flowers, who contributed invaluably to codebreaking in the Second World War.Read the Full Press Release here
On Wednesday 23rd February, Denbigh School was pleased host a lecture on the uses of Nanotechnology in Modern Medicine. The lecture was delivered by four members of the international ARGENT project (Advanced Radiotherapy, Generated by Exploiting Nanoprocesses and Technologies). In attendance were Yr.12 and Yr.13 A Level scientists, who were treated to an explanation of the science behind nanotechnologies as well as an update on how this pioneering technology may be used to treat types of cancers and diabetes in the future. The lecture concluded with a question and answer session where Denbigh students put the lecturers through their paces with some insightful and thought provoking questions.
To read more about the FP7 ITN ARGENT Project please click here
Year 10 students took time out from their summer holidays to tackle a project set by the Science Faculty called 'Exploring Space'. Students were given the freedom to present their work in any form so long as it met the criteria for grading. Enya Deysel and Tia-Leanne Margan worked together to produce a cake masterpiece. Their moon cake creation was covered in flags that contained amazing facts about space including the Solar System and the Universe as a whole. The cake included a 'core' that contained a poster with further information.
Thursday 15th September, 2015 in the Meeting Hall
Please CLICK HERE to find out the start time for your child and to fill out a reply slip
The dates and times for collecting GCE and GCSE examination results are as follows:
GCE results: Thursday 13th August
9.00‐10.00am Year 13
10.00‐11.00am Year 12/others
GCSE results: Thursday 20th August
9.30‐10.30am Year 11
10.30‐11.30am Year 10
There are three alternatives for students who are unable to collect their results in person:
1. Results can be posted home if the student brings a large, stamped addressed envelope to the Exams Office before the end of term.
2. Results can be given to another person if that person has a signed note from the student saying that it is acceptable for us to do so.
3. Students may collect their results from the Exams Office after the start of the new term in September.
Carrie King, international author of the Joni-Pip series of books visited Denbigh School on Wednesday 22 July to sign copies of her book for a line of excited students, all interested to read about the main character's journey through time.
Living locally in Shenley Church End, successful author Carrie, chatted with students about how she became an author and where her inspiration for writing comes from. She also met with up again with Year 8 Denbigh student and budding writer Joshua Nicholson, who has written a piece in the book on the characters catchphrases and analysed the fun use of the author's language throughout 'The Life in the Wood – with Joni-Pip'.
Delighted that the widely acclaimed author could attend the book signing, Headteacher Andy Squires said:
"I am so pleased Carrie agreed to meet with students and discuss what being an author entails. Denbigh School is committed to promoting high standards of literacy and we encourage all of our students in their love of learning. Carrie is the perfect example of the perseverance and hard work it takes to become an author. Her passion for literature and creative arts are very apparent."
Carrie generously left some signed copies of her books in the School library for all of Denbigh students to enjoy.
This summer holiday, a significant number of children will be picking up their tablets and consoles to embark on a six week marathon of online gaming. According to a survey of 2,000 parents with children aged 5 – 18, nine in ten (91%) parents say their kids play games online. While the majority of parents say they limit the amount of time their children spend online gaming, a third (34%) admit that their child plays at least once a day.
Students in Modern Foreign Languages chose and then cooked the following Italian recipes: bruschetta, crostini, tiramisu. The Phote can be found on the school portal using the link below.
The Enigma Maths Hub hosted a conference over 2 days called 'Welcome to your A-Level Maths'. This was held at Denbigh School where Year 11 students from across the local area began preparation for A-Level Maths ahead of their Year 12 studies. The students participated in various Maths sessions and they challenged themselves with a competition to test their knowledge gained throughout the conference. Guest speakers from The Open University and FMSP (Further Mathematics Support Programme) spoke to the students about A-Level Maths and the opportunities open to them for later career choices.