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    Denbigh receives national recognition in the Pupil Premium School of the Year awards

    30 June 2017

    Denbigh High School has become the National Runner Up and East of England Champion in the Department for Education’s Pupil Premium School of the Year awards.

    On Thursday 29th June, Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion, Christopher Carter, was joined by Denbigh’s SENDCo, Anna Walczynska, and Year 10 pupils Samirah Ahmed and Oman Khan at the Department for Education Pupil Premium Awards ceremony at the Houses of Parliament.

    Pupil Premium seeks to support pupils in all schools whose circumstances present potential disadvantages to their educational success or progress. At the ceremony, Denbigh High was recognised as the national runner-up for secondary Pupil Premium School of the Year, and the regional East of England Champion School.

    We are delighted by the award. A great education is central to young people’s life chances, choices and opportunities. Many of our youngsters encounter challenging personal circumstances. A bedrock of Denbigh's success is recognising and supporting that individuals overcome any individual barriers to achievement whilst resolutely never lowering the bar or expecting a lesser standard.

    Earlier in the year, Denbigh High was saluted by the Department for Education for having GCSE outcomes in 2016 that placed the school in the top 5% of secondary schools in England for pupils’ progress from KS2 to KS4. This subsequently led to receipt of a 2016 Pupil Outcomes Award from the SSAT – the Schools, Students and Teachers Network.