Welcome to Denstone College, a coeducational boarding and day school set in beautiful grounds in rural Staffordshire. Here your children are encouraged to embrace possibility, both inside and outside the classroom.

At Denstone College, we believe that school should be a transformational, inspirational, life-changing experience where children grow into young adults ready to contribute to the world. It is my aim that children love being at school here; that they embrace the opportunity to find and pursue their passions, reaching their potential so that they leave well-equipped to take their place in society.

I see Denstone as a beacon of excellence across the Midlands. As such the College “shines the light”, providing inspiration, discovery and understanding. It “enables the journey” by teaching the children to become ever more independent, resilient and confident. It “serves the community” not least by creating rounded and grounded, caring members of society but also in its further development of partnership schemes. And it acts as a “reference point” whereby Denstonians current and old can reflect on the values that have been instilled here such as honesty, endeavour and kindness. The College was founded in 1868 by Nathaniel Woodard, as an independent school with the aim of providing education based on “sound principle and sound knowledge, firmly grounded in the Christian faith”. This aim still holds good today and there is no doubt that our stunning Chapel is central to it, resting at the heart of our community.

With a dedicated, talented and inspiring staff, fantastic facilities and as impressive a rural setting as you could find, we balance the pursuit of academic excellence with a broad co-curricular programme. There are all manner of opportunities within and beyond the classroom in order for the pupils to find what it is that inspires them. At Denstone College, the pupils are known, nurtured and challenged to realise their potential. ISI have recently confirmed something of which we are very proud: that the standard of academic achievement and of pupils’ personal development are both considered to be “Excellent”. Our pupils flourish within a vigorous but encouraging environment. 

Thank you for taking the time to explore our website which will give you much useful information about the ethos and educational experience at Denstone College and the vibrant, friendly and energetic atmosphere which characterises our community. I would encourage those who wish to know more to visit us and experience Denstone College itself. Together with the staff and pupils, I look forward to welcoming you to our community, a fully co-educational boarding and day school set in beautiful grounds in rural Staffordshire, and answering any questions that you may have about your children's education.

Miles Norris Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC)