We have the highest aspirations for our students in terms of their academic achievement, behaviour and conduct. We want to help our students to develop as individuals and to this end we encourage them to take advantage of the huge range of extra-curricular activities on offer. We want them to develop their talents in terms of sport, arts, STEM and student leadership. These activities will help them develop as individuals and equip them with the values and attributes necessary to become sucessful and fulfilled citizens for the 21st century.
One of only 30 elite players Molly, who trains with the MK Dons in a central role, will be coached for three days with other U14 players from across England.
“This is an amazing opportunity for such a gifted footballer.” Denbigh’s Headteacher Andy Squires said. “Molly is an integral part of the School team and I’m sure this experience will help to shape her game for years to come. The School is proud that Molly is the second student in this age group from Denbigh School in as many months to be chosen to attend the England Training Camp. We wish her the best of luck.”
When students returned to school this week they were greeted with a brighter, quieter and more comfortable environment to study, dine and socialise. The new glazed roof, which covers a large double storey multi-use area known as ‘The Street’, is the access point from which all parts of the school are reached.
The modernised roof will now deliver improved thermal performance, heat retention and has new integral smoke vents, as part of an upgrade to the fire alarm system. The installation of photovoltaic panels will, not only provide green energy for the school, but also an income from unused energy that will be fed back into the grid.
Headteacher Andy Squires took the decision to replace the roof in order to address its material failings and to deal with environmental issues, such as heavy condensation, multiple points of water entry and noise amplification caused whenever it rained. High temperatures in summer and wasted energy from lights that needed to be switched on during the day, due to poor transmission of light, were also concerns. Mr Squires said:
“The old roof, which was deemed ‘fragile’ meant that access for repairs and maintenance, was not possible without significant cost and so was in desperate need of replacing. Instead of a 6mm polycarbonate roof, the School now has one that is 25mm and is a clear UV protected structure, which comes with a 20 year guarantee.
“The benefits will mean that Denbigh will see a dramatic improvement to the School’s utility bills, as heat loss has been reduced by 70%. The comfort of the students and staff will be much improved by the control of temperature and from the leaks and noise nuisance from heavy rainfall, that was affecting not only ‘The Street’, but also the adjoining classrooms.
“Access to undertake the works was a significant aspect of the project. To put it into perspective - if all of the scaffold poles were laid out in a line they would have stretched over four miles long.”
Denbigh School secured funding of over £500,000 to carry out the works through the Department of Education’s ‘Condition of Improvement Grant’.
The Bauder Euroglaze roofing system was specified by consultants, Trend & Thomas Surveyors Ltd., as part of the design and tender process. They also provided project management and contract administration during the construction phase.
Tenders for the works were invited from four specialist and approved installers of the system with CWG Roofing Ltd. the successful contractor.
Information and statistics from Ofsted and the Department of Education, amongst other organisations, are analysed by School Guide, who then award each school in the UK with a rating of 1-5 stars. Parents can then review and compare against other schools in the area.
Thrilled that Denbigh and its feeder schools have all been rated as ‘Five Star’, Headteacher Andy Squires said:
“These ratings are fantastic news for Denbigh and our family of schools. Denbigh has well-established links with its local primary schools and, not only do these star ratings acknowledge the hard work of each of the schools, but it also reassures the local community on the standard of education on offer. The relationship between our schools is especially important at this time of year to ensure the smooth transition of students transferring from primary to secondary school.” Denbigh’s feeder schools added:
Loughton Headteacher, Andy George:
“We are very proud of our five star rating and are pleased that our successful partnership with Denbigh and other local schools has been recognised.”
Two Mile Ash Headteacher, Sarah Bennett:
“At Two Mile Ash we are constantly striving to do our very best for our children and parents. We are so proud that this energy and determination concerning our staff has been recognised and our children continue to flourish in our care.”
Caroline Haslett Headteacher, Paul Quinton:
“The opportunity to work collaboratively and strategically to share high quality expertise has contributed greatly to increased staff motivation and a rise in academic standards throughout the school.”
Andy Squires, Head Teacher, said “I am very proud of the results. We have a very dedicated set of staff, students and parents who have worked tirelessly in order to help students secure their best results. I am particularly pleased that our students have achieved all the necessary grades, in droves, ready to start their Sixth Form studies at Denbigh, in what promises to be a bumper year”.
Head Teacher, Andy Squires, said “I am very proud of what our students have achieved in their Year 13 examinations. This is a result of their hard work and determination over the last two years. Students, staff and parents, rightly, have high aspirations; in an increasingly competitive environment, I am delighted that our students have secured top university places, apprenticeships and employment opportunities within their chosen fields. This year we have three students leaving to study at Oxford, for Maths, Chemistry and History. Whilst we also have students taking up places at Durham for Medicine and the LSE for Economics.”
We wish all our students well in their further studies.
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Full details and information sheets for each activity can be found on the school portal.
Activity Day Information
Students taking part in Field Events need to be in the gym 10:30am
Students taking part in Track Events need to be in the gym at 1:20pm
All students involved must bring White PE kit
Lists of participants are on the boards in the street and in the PE corridor
Over 150 students have been encouraged to get involved in the DofE Awards at Bronze, Silver and Gold level since Denbigh School became a Directly Licensed Centre. They have benefited from learning vital skills for life and work, such as confidence, commitment, resilience and team work.
Members of the Royal Family; HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex, congratulated those that were in attendance at the presentation for their participation and support of the millions of young people in the UK and across the globe who, since its foundation in 1956, have achieved DofE Awards.
British Perfumer, Jo Malone, presented Headteacher Andy Squires with a plaque to commemorate Denbigh's commitment to DofE, whilst praising the School and the other DofE centres for their resilience, creativity and passion.
Delighted with the award, Mr Squires said:
"It is an honour for the school that we have been recognised in this way and in such beautiful surroundings as the Buckingham Palace Gardens. The students that take part in the DofE awards are encouraged to independently choose activities and challenges that help them develop as individuals and teach them valuable skills for the future."
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Set up in 2001 to fill a recognised football development gap, the Academy offers students aged 16-18 years old the opportunity to combine studies with their football development.
In the last 15 years over 180 students have completed the full time two year course attaining BTEC and FA coaching qualifications. Physical Education Teacher Malcom Lay, who runs the Academy said:
"The Football Academy has a proven track record of producing some outstanding candidates who have gone on to have fantastic careers in the sporting world or have continued in the same field in further education.
"The challenging and flexible course offers male and female Sixth Formers the chance to study an academic and vocational qualification. This is all part of the Football Academy's appeal".
Headteacher Andy Squires added:
"With their passion for football and sport, the Academy's students develop their skills and gain qualifications that set them on a successful path into rewarding professions. Some of them have gone on to coach in America and South Africa, with others extending their studies at university on sports related degree courses.
"It is a testament to the hard work of teaching staff that the Academy has reached this 15 year milestone and that the course is full year on year."
Anyone interested in finding out more about the Denbigh Football Academy can contact Malcolm Lay at Denbigh School on 01908 505030.
Working in small groups with local elderly residents, the students not only explained how to use their devices, but also showed them how to get the most out of their technology.
Impressed with what the residents had been taught, club organiser Dave Hall said:
"The Over 60's group all said they had learned from the experience and not only about IT. It was great to turn things on their head and have the youngsters teaching the 'oldies'."
Assistant Headteacher Simon Goodall, who helped specially select the students to run the sessions, added:
"The drop-in proved to be a great success, not only with members of the over 60's group, who will now be able to make better use of their devices, but with our talented Year 9 students who have a great deal of technical knowhow and skills to offer the local community."
The School will host another Community IT drop-in session on 25 May, where the students will offer further support for the group.
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Several trollies were filled full to bursting with donated food and toiletry items, with the School also donating £973 collected from staff and from students who wore non-school uniform for the day.
Impressed by the mountains of food items and generous cash contributions, Headteacher Andy Squires said:
"Denbigh students, their parents and the staff never fail to impress me with their kind donations for the School's charities. We consider ourselves a community school and helping local people and charities is part of the school's ethos and is an important lesson to teach our young people."
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As part of the Lord Speaker's Peers in Schools outreach programme, Baroness Young of Old Scone met Denbigh School students to talk about the role that politics plays in society and to inspire them to vote once they reach 18. The Baroness's presentation, which supports the student's Citizenship studies, focused on the parliamentary process and life at Westminster.
The Baroness expressed her belief that people as young as 16 should be able to vote and recently argued for this in parliament in time for the EU referendum. Although defeated, she said that she will keep trying, as she grew up in a time when apartheid was very much in the news and, at 16, she had strong political views.
In appreciation of the Baroness taking time away from her demanding political role to talk to Denbigh students, Headteacher Andy Squires added:
"The visit to Denbigh by the Baroness gave our students a fantastic opportunity to interact with a working member of the House of Lords, who knows the parliamentary system inside out. Westminster life can sometimes seem far removed from young people's daily lives, but the presentation by the Baroness, not only gave an insight into how important their vote is in terms of citizenship, but how it impacts and determines the work of politicians."
Chosen for their tireless work on the School's Student Council, they attended the celebration alongside Her Majesty The Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. This year's service celebrated the 2016 Commonwealth theme 'An Inclusive Commonwealth.' The aim of the Service was to celebrate the unity, diversity and linkages of the modern Commonwealth and foster greater understanding of the Commonwealth's achievements and role.
Speakers included former United Nations Secretary-General Mr Kofi Annan and leaders from a number of major faiths. The audience also enjoyed a performance by singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding.
Entitled 'Fear is the Lock on Freedom's Door', the dance took the audience through a rollercoaster of emotions and visibly moved some to tears, as the students performed the gritty story of an abused girl who eventually breaks the chains of her painful experience.
Participating schools were asked to choose a theme of their choice, which Denbigh tackled head on by deciding on the subject of child sexual abuse, as sudents felt that until victims speak out, nothing will change.
The panel of judges awarded Denbigh School 9 out of 11 'Excellence Awards' including performance skills, choreography and excellence in soundtrack.
Following the successful evening, Denbigh School Headteacher Andy Squires said:
"Winning this exciting dance challenge is a fantastic achievement for the School and I applaud the students for their dedication, their many hours of rehearsals and for their maturity and sensitivity to the subject matter."
The 58 strong cast of dancers and behind the scenes stagehands competed against four other schools to win the regional award and will now go on to the Southern final at Portsmouth's Guildhall in June.
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