Method of Entry:
Scholarship or bursary exam, References, Interview, Scholarship exam, GCSE results, Entry test or exam, Registration, Common Entrance
Scholarships & Bursaries:
Choral, CDT, Junior school entry, Art, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, Academic, Drama, Other bursaries, Senior school entry, Clergy/Ministers, All-rounder, Other scholarships, Teaching, 6th Form, Sport, Music, Siblings
Denstone College, close to the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border, combines the traditional elements of a public school education with a modern outlook. Small classes and personal tutors allow for extensive academic and pastoral attention, enabling staff to focus on the development of individual potential in each child. Our innovative boarding system means that pupils board in 'schools', rather than houses. The needs of eighteen year olds are very different from those of eleven year olds, and so our 11 to 14 year olds board in the Junior School, the 15 -16 year olds can be found in the Middle School, and our Sixth Form live and socialise in the Senior School. The traditional house system runs happily alongside, and house spirit and loyalty is very strong in music, drama and sport.
The College's sporting and musical record is the envy of many, and this, alongside a full programme of activities including dance, Combined Cadet Force, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, golf, watersports, cookery, and a growing number of minority sports, has no doubt contributed to the College being at its fullest for many years. At the time of writing, the College has 595 pupils.
In recent years the College has benefited from a Â£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 opened in June 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.
Achievement, confidence and happiness in pupils are central to the College philosophy - we provide a rounded education with many opportunities for every child.
Open Days are held during the Summer and Michaelmas Terms, with individual visits arranged on request throughout the year. For further details, or simply to visit the College, contact the Admissions Team on 01889 591415.
Denstone College is a member of the Woodard Corporation.
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