I am delighted to welcome you to our school. A place where your children will be happy, confident and able individuals who are ready to shape the world.
It is an impossible task to describe what makes us who we are in written word… When you visit our school you will understand my predicament. The family feeling is something you simply have to experience, words cannot portray who and what we actually are.
On behalf of our community I extend a warm welcome to you all, please contact us on 01452 543335 or e-mail us to arrange a visit.
We Discover, Realise, Honour and Shape every day.
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Our school is remarkable.
Please come and see it for yourself.
Miss Claire Giblin,
A-LEVEL RESULTS DAY Year 13 students today received exam results following the Teacher Awarded Grade (TAG) process that replaced examinations this summer. 'Students recognised for excellence in challenging and unpredictable year" Excellence at the very highest level was recognised with our top performing students, Elizabeth Candish, Evie Handley and Charlotte Patient - who opened their envelopes to see the complete set of four A* grades. After seven years at Denmark Road, Elizabeth goes onto Cambridge University this autumn to study Natural Sciences. Charlotte Patient also achieved four A*s. She will be studying Psychology at UCL this autumn in the hopes of a future career in research. Evie Hadley, who has her first fiction book published next month, is going to Kings to read PPE and Mandarin. The course includes a year in China and she hopes to have a career in international business law before "having a dabble in politics later in life". Sophia Decatris achieved 3 A*s in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. She is beginning her journey to becoming a vet at Cambridge university this autumn. Sisters, Lara and Zoe Veal, managed to avoid any family argument by both achieving sensational grades Lara achieved 2A* and an A and a B and Zoe achieved A*, A and a B. Eshaah Shakoor arrived in the UK two years ago from Pakistan to study at Denmark Road Sixth Form. Eshaah, also a member of the Student Senior Team received three A*s. Amy Griffin declined her university offer and is reapplying to Medicine next year after achieving A*, A*, A* in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. Luke Thomas, another member of the student Senior Team, received A* in Politics, A* in History and A in Spanish!. Luke now goes on to Warwick to read History and Politics. Charlie Davidson capped a fantastic career at Denmark Road Sixth Form with A* (Geography), A (Politics) and B (History). He begins his studies at the University of Birmingham this September. Luke Moore smashed his own expectations and will now go into UCAS adjustment to study Business Economics after his fantastic work ethic was rewarded with A, A, B in Economics, Geography and Politics. Isobel Davies, is going to Sheffield university to read Politics and International Relations. She is a future diplomat hoping to gain a place in the Civil Service fast-track. Isobel achieved A*, A*, A. Headteacher Miss Giblin's reflection on results and the exams process. "We are immensely proud of all the work and achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted year. Our teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure students are all able to progress onto their chosen pathway." Once again Denmark Road Sixth Form students have secured places on a broad range of university courses and higher level apprenticeships, with many places secured at Russell Group universities including Oxbridge and in Medicine. "They have been a fantastic year group. It has been great to see them for results day today. We can't wait to hear how they do as they embark on the next stage of their lives at university, apprenticeships or employment – best wishes to you all." Claire Giblin, reflecting on the Teacher Awarded Grade process, "We are rightly proud of our robust process in creating teacher awarded grades. My team has ensured a strong evidence base and placed integrity and professionalism at the core of our approach. The grades were quality assured at several stages by the exam boards against national standards. We are proud that our students have been able to overcome the significant disruption and achieve grades that are a true reflection of the hard work they have put in to their studies." "We are excited to open a new IT suite as part of our continued Sixth Form Centre improvements this September. This is in addition to the million-pound investment in new classrooms, Science Labs and IT suites being built over the course of this coming academic year."
Some wonderful photographs from our recent Duke of Edinburgh expeditions.
National Selection: U18 Rugby Amelia Clarke, in Year 12, has been selected as a player in the final line-up for the U18 England North Rugby Squad. In November 2020, Amelia was offered the chance to trial at an England Rugby camp. Since then she has been successful in both the fitness and skills assessment days and has attended multiple camps where the physical and mental demand is extremely high. Amelia has been training at Pennyhill Park, Surrey, once per fortnight, accompanied with an individually tailored weekday conditioning programme. She has regular Zoom calls about nutrition, player development and match analysis. The girls involved are provided with statistics on their effectiveness during each training session; Amelia has topped the forwards table recently! Last week, the squads for the internal games were announced, and Amelia was lucky enough to be selected as a starting lock for Team North. She will travel to Birmingham this upcoming weekend where she will attend the weekend camp and match day. Unlike the majority of girls in the England set-up, Amelia is only in her second year (out of 3) at the Under 18 level. This means that she has another season in which to, hopefully, play once again on the national, and international level. This is a fantastic achievement and we are incredibly proud of you; a huge well done!
Take a look at some wonderful artwork from our students.
Our community believes in each individual member and their ability to achieve. Our curriculum develops autonomy and resilience enabling students to enjoy learning and become confident, lifelong learners able to thrive now and in the future. Our timeless values encourage responsibility, generosity of heart and above all social conscience.
Denmark Road High School is at the heart of Gloucester City. The stunning setting of Gloucester Cathedral welcomes our students and parents for Honour's Evening. This event recognises the outstanding achievements our students have made in Academics, Sports, STEM and the Arts during the academic year. The Cathedral also hosts our Annual Charity Concert and our Christmas Carol Service.
We value our role in the community through the contributions our students make to local charities and causes. We are proud our students welcome residents of local nursing homes to a tea party at the school. Other students volunteer at food banks and homeless shelters while the students of local primary schools benefit from the support with their reading and languages during our regular student visits. We regularly highlight and support local charities through various fundraising events throughout the school year.
Our Sixth Form students certainly benefit from our close proximity to the city centre and Gloucester Quays with its multiple shopping and cafe options. Denmark Road High School is outward-looking, forward-thinking, community focussed and will always be at the Heart of the City.