Headteacher’s Message

Denbigh High School is a unique, popular, friendly school where every individual can and does succeed. We are proud of our school, which aims to be a centre of excellence where high expectations lead to the highest standards of achievement and learning. Denbigh High School aims to make a difference in the lives of young people in our care. We encourage aspiration and achievement of all kinds.

The school’s motto is ‘Believe – Exceed’ and adhering to this core belief, we aim to provide a first class education for our children in a secure, calm, enjoyable and stimulating atmosphere, where all are challenged to respond positively, to go the extra mile and to achieve their true potential. We work in partnership with parents to help pupils become self motivated, confident, independent learners who are prepared for all aspects of life. We have a positive learning atmosphere created by our code of conduct, the commitment to it from staff and pupils and the close collaboration with parents.

Teaching and learning are rightly at the heart of our activities. There is a focus not simply on what to learn but how to learn. Learners evaluate their own progress and enjoyment of learning. They also learn how to improve and to move onwards and upwards. In the Sixth form we combine with two other institutions in the Dyffryn Clwyd Dinbych Partnership. This enables us to offer post 16 pupils an extensive range of courses and opportunities.

The school has a well-developed Welsh dimension. We see ourselves as an English medium school which is Welsh friendly, with all students completing their core GCSE in Cymraeg. We are proud to celebrate our identity as a modern, forward-looking school in Wales.

We offer care and stability but also excitement and innovation. We have real ambitions for our young people. We are committed to ensuring that our pupils are valued and to providing them with the skills, knowledge, understanding and qualifications which will enable them to carve out a future for themselves, to lead lives of fulfilment and purpose, and to play an active part as good citizens in their communities.

We also offer a wide range of extra curricula activities such as music, drama, art, sport and 5×60 clubs, which makes it a very exciting time to be at Denbigh High School.

As a school, we encourage you to come and talk to us, to meet our wonderful young people and dedicated staff and to see our good work in action.

I look forward to welcoming you as part of our school community.