Aims & Ethos

Denbigh School provides an exceptional educational experience for 1750 11 to 19 students on the West Flank of Milton Keynes. We are recognised by Ofsted as a good school and are a member of the Denbigh Alliance Multi Academy Trust. Our core principles are those of ‘Education, Care and Opportunity’. We have the highest expectations of our students in terms of their conduct, work ethic and academic achievement and want to help them grow into successful and fulfilled citizens.
We have a track record of delivering academic success in subjects which offer students a real currency to progress into higher education or employment. As a School we consistently outperform the Milton Keynes and national averages in terms of the results our students achieve. This academic success is built on the supportive, well-disciplined and dynamic learning environment we provide, which enables our students to focus on their studies.

Our students benefit from exceptional accommodation in the School, built under a Government funded scheme to increase the capacity of the very best schools, to allow them to accommodate more students from the local area.

We play a leading role in the development of education nationally, regionally and locally. We were one of the first schools in the country to be awarded the prestigious Teaching School status and as such we provide teacher training, research and development and school to school support across Milton Keynes. We also run the Enigma Maths Hub under a government initiative to improve the teaching of Mathematics and student outcomes across the country. Our Hub is one of only 37 nationally with partners over an area of approximately 800 square miles, encompassing 600 schools.

Our Tommy Flowers’ SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) allows us, with our partners, to train the teachers of tomorrow here in Milton Keynes. The SCITT is rated as Outstanding by Ofsted and our graduates are teaching across Milton Keynes and beyond. We have also recently been appointed as one of only 30 NCCE Computing Hub schools across the country under a Government initiative to provide professional development for Computing Teachers across the country and encourage more students to take Computing at GCSE and A Level. Involvement in these national programmes brings with it the recognition that we are one of the best schools in the country for teaching and learning and that innovation and improvement are at our core.

We are committed to ensuring that British values are fostered and underpin our practice both in the classroom and beyond. Consequently, students explore spirituality and whilst doing so develop their knowledge and tolerance of other beliefs. We help to nurture a clear understanding of right from wrong and highlight the consequences of unlawful actions according to British law, whilst clarifying its differences to religious law. Moral and ethical dilemmas are frequently discussed and students are encouraged to construct reasoned arguments.

Our students are provided with an array of opportunities to reap the rewards of our richly diverse community - they are taught to celebrate difference, resolve conflict and develop understanding of other cultures. Whilst students grow and flourish as individuals they also contribute to the world beyond the confines of Denbigh; in doing so they recognise that British citizenship involves making creative and positive contributions to society. We recognise that it is part of our role to challenge extremist views and safeguard our students against radicalisation and we feel that educating students is a powerful weapon against this.
We are committed to having a healthy school environment for both students and staff. Our catering company, Cucina, continue to provide a wonderful canteen service for our students offering both choice and excellence in terms of the provision offered. We have been awarded the Silver Award under the National Eco Schools Programme and were one of the first secondary schools in the country to be awarded with the Health and Wellbeing Award.

As the way we educate our young people as a nation continues to develop and change at a rapid pace, we embrace the opportunity to challenge ourselves and to move forward as a School, while always remaining true to our aim, which is to offer our students the very best chance of success.


















Denbigh School, Burchard Crescent, Shenley Church End, Milton Keynes, MK5 6EX
Tel: (01908) 505030

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