Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 5HN
Coeducational Boarding & Day
|Headmaster||Mr David Derbyshire|
|Co-ed Age Range||11-18|
|Number of pupils||618|
|Number of boys||368|
|Number of girls||250|
|Number of boarders||197|
|Number of sixth formers||202|
|Day fees per annum||£12,693 - £15,342|
|Weekly Boarding fees per annum||£18,387 - £20,679|
|Boarding fees per annum||£18,387 - £26,712|
|Average Class Size||Less than 20|
|Associations||Woodard, HMC, BSA|
Achievement, confidence and happiness are central to the College philosophy, with pupils always encouraged to aim high and reach their full potential.
We offer a rounded education, where proper emphasis is placed on academic achievement, but where a wide range of other opportunities ensures that every individual finds and develops his or her own talents. Denstonians emerge with a degree of self-esteem and confidence that is only possible after years of opportunity and challenge, both academic and extracurricular. The College site of over 100 acres is located in magnificent countryside, yet is well served by road, rail and air. We welcome parents and their children to visit us and experience a taste of the Denstone education.
At the heart of our approach to educating young people is the 'three-school structure'. Unusual in traditional independent schools, this is a structure that allows our three different age groups to live, work and socialise in their own unique areas. It is based on the fact that 18-year-olds and the under-13s have very different needs. The traditional house system runs happily alongside this structure, and all its best features remain. House loyalty and spirit are as strong as ever in competitions, sport, music and drama.
In recent years the College has benefited from a £10m development programme, with a new Music School and additional classrooms opened in September 2010. Further extensive classroom facilities and the Adamson's sports complex were completed and opened in June 2012. Then in September 2013 the doors opened to a beautiful library which is at the heart of teaching and learning at Denstone.
In addition a brand new classroom block, housing Maths and Modern Foreign Languages has just been completed and will be in use by September 2017.
The day and boarding accommodation undergoes regular improvement and redecoration, and impressive language and IT teaching facilities have been developed, along with general classroom refurbishments to a high standard.
A large sports hall allows for a wide range of minority and unusual sports. Other recent improvements include a second Astroturf, and all weather cricket facilities.
Pupils are given every support and opportunity to realise their full academic potential, with progress being monitored closely through a highly developed system of tutors, reports and grade sheets. We provide a purposeful environment with skilled teachers, where high standards are expected and pupil/teacher ratios are very favourable.
A Denstone education gives students more choices and greater opportunities to expand their horizons. Frequent trips are a feature of our calendar, and a programme of more than 40 activities and an excellent record in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme also help to ensure that Denstonians are always busy. Our sporting history is outstanding with College teams county champions and national finalists many times over. We have a modern sports hall, swimming pool, two all-weather AstroTurfs, fives courts and an English Golf Union (EGU)-affiliated golf course.
"Being a Denstonian gives you more chances in life… there's no limit to what you can do." Sixth-former