Recent inspection results have been first-class. College numbers have increased to 743, and this has happened alongside excellent academic results, flourishing CCF and D of E, and of course excellent performances in music, drama and sport.
Principles and values are actively promoted which facilitate the personal development of pupils as responsible, tolerant, law-abiding citizens.
The 2022 ISI report, published in June 2022, acknowledges the hard work of staff and pupils at Denstone. Focused compliance and educational provision were the subjects of the inspection, and the full findings can be found in the full, unabridged Inspection Report in this section. For the Focused Compliance element, the College was judged against a number of standards, including safeguarding children, measures taken against bullying, communication with parents and other aspects of leadership and management.
These standards included national minimum boarding standards. In all respects the College was adjudged to meet the standards. It is not possible to exceed standards and as such, this is the best outcome the College could have achieved. For Educational Provision, the areas inspected fall into two categories; the quality of pupils’ academic and other achievements, and the quality of pupils’ personal development. Both areas were found to be “Excellent,” the highest descriptor available to inspectors.
In the prep school, National Curriculum tests in the year 2019 confirm that teaching enables pupils to make good progressISI report, 2022
The school meets the standards in the schedule to the Education (ISS) Regulations 2014, the National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools 2015 and relevant requirements of the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, and associated requirements, and no further action is required as a result of this inspection.ISI report, 2022
The school’s GCSE and A-Level results in the years 2018 to 2021 confirm that teaching enables pupils to make good progressISI report, 2022
Principles and values are actively promoted which facilitate the personal development of pupils as responsible, tolerant, law-abiding citizensISI report, 2022
Boarders’ views are actively encouraged, and their opinions and concerns are appropriately considered.ISI report, 2022