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  • Help Us Grow

    Published 26/04/19
    Help Us Grow Fundraising Campaign  
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  • What an achievement!

    Published 23/05/19

    Well done girls!

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  • Year 13 Leavers

    Published 17/05/19

    We celebrated Leavers’ Day with our wonderful year 13 cohort this morning. 

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  • Happy Birthday Denmark Road

    Published 01/05/19

    On 1st May the whole school joined together to celebrate living here at Denmark Road for 110 years and to welcome the beginning of a new year in the life of our school.

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  • Five generations of Denmark Road

    Published 23/04/19

    It's not often that five generations of women in the same family can say they've all sat at the desks of the same school.

    So there's celebrations to be had when four of those women can all stand by the front gates together.

    Sophie Monk, aged 10, is the latest member of the family to walk through the gates of Denmark Road High School in Gloucester.

    Sophie's grandmother Sally, from Gloucester, remembers her days at the school in the 1990s fondly but says that "the rules were far more relaxed back then."

    Sally told Gloucestershire Live: "We got away with a lot.

    "Somehow I managed to stay out of trouble but we certainly bent the rules."

    When asked what she was like as a schoolgirl, Sally says that she was "unconventional, perhaps."

    She says: "We would break into the costume department of the school and dress up in all kinds of various dresses and wigs.

    "There weren't half as many health and safety laws back then as there are now."

    Sally says that she's happy that her granddaughter is soon to be sharing the experience at the school and is "very excited".

    "Obviously her being the fifth generation attending the school has given her a sense of belonging.

    "It's a great school and we were so happy when she got in."

    Denmark Road High School in Gloucester has been around over a century, established in 1909 and currently employs 85 staff and has over 850 students.

    On Wednesday, April 10 Sally, along with her mother Audrey, daughter Lucy and granddaughter Sophie gathered at the school on Denmark Road to celebrate five generations of women attending the school.

    Despite the passage of time, Audrey, who attended the school during the Second World War, felt herself in familiar surroundings and found the visit "very evocative."

    She remembered clearly the official planting of the May tree which has been retained as the school emblem to this day.

    On entering the Hall Audrey said “I can just imagine myself standing here in my school uniform…I would have been so surprised if anyone had said that one day I’d be standing here with my daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter.”

    Audrey said that part-time attendance became necessary during the war in order to accommodate the evacuee population.

    The school field was used for air-raid shelters as well as for growing produce.

    The luminous paint that marked the treads on the staircases for girls taking part in night-time fire watching was still visible when Lucy attended over half a century later.

    Sally commented that many features in and around the original building have remained unaltered.

    Her grandmother, Elsie, who attended the school before it moved to Denmark Road, was the only one not in attendance.

    Some rooms have been partitioned but the general feel of the marble-lined corridors and wood-block flooring is unchanged as is the natural light particularly in the art room.

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  • Mr Michael Haynes

    Published 08/03/19

    It is with much sadness that I share the news that our former colleague Mr Michael Haynes, died peacefully during half-term.  Mr Haynes had been suffering from MND and had spent the last couple of months in Leckhampton Hospice. 

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  • A wonderful experience!

    Published 06/03/19

    Key stage 3 at DRHS were extremely privileged to be the first school visited by Captain Louis Rudd on his return from Antarctica. He is the first British person to trek across Antarctica unaided and he told them all about his experience in our assembly today

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  • Music For Youth Birmingham Regional Festival 2019

    Published 27/02/19

    Good luck to the Denmark Road Choir who are performing tomorrow at the Music for Youth regional festival in Birmingham.  We look forward to hearing how they get on.

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  • Well done girls!

    Published 11/02/19
    Proud to finally be allowed to announce that Year 8 have qualified for the final of the #GirlsComp19 run by @NCSC. It is a phenomenal achievement with 850 schools taking part. Well done girls!  
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  • Denmark Road High School will be open today

    Published 01/02/19

    Denmark Road High School will be open today.

     

    We understand conditions in other areas students and staff travel from may be different, so please take care and only travel if you feel it is safe to do so.

     

    Students and staff may wear appropriate footwear today and an extra layer in the form of a coat, jumper or hoodie is advised!

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  • Year 8 Geography

    Published 23/01/19

    8H have had a very interesting Geography lesson today!

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