Denbigh High School


Name Denbigh High School
Website http://www.denbighhigh.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 10 October 2007
Address Alexandra Avenue, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 1HE
Phone Number 01582736611
Type Academy
Age Range 11-16
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1123 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.4
Academy Sponsor Chiltern Learning Trust
Local Authority Luton
Percentage Free School Meals 17.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 91.5%

Description of the school

Denbigh High is a larger than average school situated close to the centre of Luton. Levels of social deprivation are high in the area and the proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is much higher than average. The percentage of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is higher than that found nationally, although the proportion with statements of special educational needs is low. The great majority of pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds and a very large proportion of these speak English as an additional language. There is a high degree of pupil mobility and the school takes many pupils who are refugees or asylum seekers. Since 2005, the school has had specialist sports status with information, communication and technology (ICT) as a second subject. The headteacher was present during the inspection, although she is currently on secondment and the school is being led by an acting headteacher. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate