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Pupils, “showcased their work on BBC World News, have hosted international Education Ministers to share their approach to online T&L and are a UNESCO award for enabling disadvantaged students to use technology successfully and innovatively”.
SSAT Peer Review December 2020

School Overview:



School name

 Denbigh High   School

Number of pupils in school 


Proportion (%) of pupil premium eligible pupils


Academic year/years that our current pupil premium strategy plan covers
(3 year plans are recommended)


Date this statement was published

 September   2023

Date on which it will be reviewed

 September   2024

Statement authorised by

 Donna Neely-   Hayes

Pupil premium lead

 Hannah Harwood

Governor / Trustee lead

 Matt Ford


Our core aim is to raise the attainment and progress of students eligible for pupil premium funding so that their performance compares favourably with Non-Pupil Premium peers nationally. We will address inequalities in the education of students from low-income families and raise the attainment of these students. Outstanding teaching and learning is paramount to the progress of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. This remains a consistent and relentless focus. In addition to this, targeted intervention and support strategies are deployed.

We aim to:

  • Improve levels of attainment and progress;
  • Close attainment gaps relative to national averages;
  • Enhance reading, writing, mathematics and communication skills;
  • Engage and develop learning through a comprehensive extra-curricular provision that disadvantaged students might otherwise miss;
  • Raise aspirations for all, including for disadvantaged students, those with SEND and those with higher learning potential;
  • Develop digitally literate students who are able to make full use of the educational opportunities presented by modern technology;
  • Nurture students to be competitive, curious, happy, global citizens – prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century;
  • Work in strong and transparent partnership with parents, carers and families;
  • Raise aspirations for all, including for disadvantaged students, those with SEND and those with higher learning potential;
  • Improve more sustained attendance and by doing so, contribute to students’  achievement;
  • Teaching and Learning is embedded to ensure learning is at the centre of what we do.
  • Through effective teaching, our aim is to support the progress of all students but particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

National Recognition:

In 2017 Denbigh High School was the East of England regional winner and the national runner-up at the National Pupil Premium Awards.


To see our application, which gives full details of our rationale and approach to Pupil Premium spending, please click here.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-2023

2023-2024 Pupil Premium Strategy Statement