|Type:||Day / Boarding / Co-ed|
|Head's Name:||David Derbyshire|
There are 577 pupils at Denstone College 374 are boys and 203 girls, 164 are in the 6th Form and roughly 25% of all pupils are boarders.
No one would dispute that the needs of eighteen year olds and eleven year olds are very different. That’s where the College’s innovative "three School system" really sets us apart from other schools.
Our pupils are organised by School, or age, rather than house, as far as boarding, prep and socialising are concerned. The Junior School houses our youngest pupils, who join us at the age of 11, and remain there until they are ready to enter the fourth form. Our GCSE students can be found in the Middle School, where a more serious, focused atmosphere supports them in their endeavours to produce some of their best work during these academically crucial years. Once in the Sixth Form, students progress to the Senior School where they are able to manage their time in readiness for AS and A2 examinations and where they begin to prepare for university and college life.
It is important to note though, that the House system runs comfortably alongside this structure, with all pupils belonging to one of our six Houses. Pupils compete for their House in a variety of competitions, and also take part in House social events.