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Denstone College

Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, United Kingdom ST14 5HN

Age Range & Fees

Age Range11 to 18
Annual Day Fees£13596 to £16434
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees£19698 to £22151
Annual Full Boarding Fees£19698 to £30867

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
244Day182
45Full Board29
51Weekly32
340Total243

Number of Staff

Full-time: 52
Part-time: 17

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Grades A* - C or 9 – 5

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education

Mr Miles Norris


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 £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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    What we offer

    • Business studies
    • Design technology
    • Drama/Theatre
    • Economics
    • Government/Politics
    • ICT
    • Philosophy/Ethics
    • Psychology
    • Chinese
    • English as foreign/2nd language
    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
    • Athletics
    • Badminton
    • Cricket
    • Cross-country
    • Fencing
    • Fitness training
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Hockey
    • Martial arts
    • Netball
    • Rounders
    • Rugby
    • Squash
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Adventure training
    • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
    • Chess
    • Dance
    • Drama productions
    • Duke of Edinburgh Award
    • Horse riding and management
    • Language club
    • Public speaking/Debating
    • Shooting
    • Band/Orchestra
    • Brass
    • Choir
    • Corps of drums
    • Guitar
    • Jazz
    • Keyboard
    • Organ
    • Percussion
    • Singing
    • Strings
    • Woodwind
    • Experience of expatriates' children
    • Experience of gifted children
    • Experience of international students
    • Experience of services' children
    • Particular diets
    • Rail/Airport services
    • School bus service
    • Dyslexia

    Method of Entry

    • Common Entrance
    • Entry test or exam
    • GCSE results
    • Interview
    • References
    • Scholarship or bursary exam
    • Registration
    • Scholarship exam

    Scholarships & Bursaries

    • Other bursaries
    • Clergy/Ministers
    • Drama
    • Academic
    • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
    • Choral
    • Art
    • Junior school entry
    • CDT
    • Siblings
    • Music
    • Senior school entry
    • All-rounder
    • Other scholarships
    • Teaching
    • 6th Form
    • Sport

    Accreditations and Affliations:

    • BSA
    • HMC
    • Woodard Schools

    Religious Affliations:

    • Church of England


    Teaching Languages:

    • English
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