Staffordshire, United Kingdom
About Denstone College
Denstone College was founded in the nineteenth century by Nathaniel Woodard and is a member of the Headmasters’ Conference. The College currently has 610 pupils aged 11 - 18 of whom approximately one third are boarders. The average size of the sixth form is 160 and there are 70 members of academic staff in the College.
The College’s preparatory school, Smallwood Manor, is sited seven miles to the south, and comprises some 180 pupils.
The College offers a wide range of extra curricular activities and has an outstanding record in games and offers coaching in rugby, cricket, hockey, soccer, athletics, netball, swimming, cross country, tennis and golf. There is a state of the art Sports Hall, an indoor six lane swimming pool, a professional-standard nine hole golf course, two Astroturf all weather pitches and an athletics track, as well as various tennis and squash courts, and other indoor sporting facilities. Recent additions include the Adamson’s Sports Complex, a £2 million pound facility comprising changing rooms, social areas and new netball and tennis pitches.
Music and drama are thriving at the College, and there is a long tradition of excellence in these areas. There are many choral and musical occasions every term across all ages and levels, and these are held across the campus, including our beautiful Chapel and 200 seat theatre. The Roper Music School was opened in 2010, which contains state of the art practice rooms, a recording studio and teaching facilities. The College has its own CCF and is one of the most successful members of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme in the Midlands. Further enhancement of our academic facilities continues to be a priority with a new classroom block to house English, Philiosophy & Ethics and Religious Studies being completed in 2012. More recently our magnificent new library was completed in September 2013 and a ful refurbishment of our science laborotories took place in 2014. All members of staff are expected to contribute to the wide variety of activities that are on offer, as is usually the case within a boarding school environment. Members of staff are also expected to attend Chapel Services and where possible, to be involved in our extensive sports programme.
The College has its own salary scale, and the children of staff are entitled to a generous remission on fees at the College.