Denstone College

At Denstone College, we believe that school should be a transformational, inspirational, life-changing experience where children grow into young adults ready to contribute to the world.

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    Denstone College

    The College combines its rich tradition and history with a forward thinking approach to education. We place proper emphasis on academic endeavour but a Denstone education is an all-round education, packed with opportunity and challenge, so enabling pupils to discover their true potential. Achievement, confidence and happiness are the foundations upon which our pupils build their success and they are at the heart of our aims for every child.

    Category: Senior, Sixth Form

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Day & Boarding

    Religious Affiliation: Church of England

    Roll: 355 Boys / 256 Girls

    Day pupils: 449

    Boarder Number: 144

    Age Range: 11-18 Years

    Founded: 1868

    Location Description

    The College is set in beautiful grounds in rural Staffordshire. Three major airports; Manchester, East Midlands and Birmingham are within one hour’s drive and the nearest mainline stations are Stafford, Derby, Stoke on Trent and a branch line at Uttoxeter.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mr Miles Norris

    Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

    Tel: 01889 590484



    There have been many additions to College facilities over recent years, with a complete refurbishment of boarding accommodation, and three new builds: the Adamson’s Sports Complex, the Roper Music School and Tookey’s, the new home for English, RS and Philosophy & Ethics. The most recent addition, whilst not a new build is a new library which occupies almost the entire South Wing of the main building. The Chapel is central to school life, both spiritually and as a meeting place for the whole school.

    Most recently we added a new classroom block to house Maths and Modern Foreign Languages. Pupils are now enjoying the state of the art flexible seating and desking and benefitting from the very latest in teaching technology.

    Outside the classroom pupils now have the benefit of two astroturfs, two pavilions, acres of pitches and plentiful tennis and netball courts, a refurbished swimming pool and our EGU affiliated golf course.

    Extra-curricular provision is well-resourced and every week over 40 activities are offered including a full programme of sports, music and drama. A good number of pupils achieve Gold, Silver and Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award each year and the Combined Cadet Force offers opportunity to develop personal qualities such as leadership, loyalty and team spirit.


    Academic, All Rounder, Art, Drama, Design Technology, Music, Sixth Form and Sport.

    Entrance Requirements

    Entry into Year 7: Entrance examinations in English and Maths, interview, current school report.

    Entry into Year 9: Common Entrance or entrance examinations in English and Maths, current school report.

    Entry into Sixth Form: minimum of 16 points at GCSE, minimum of grade B in their chosen AS / A Level subjects, current school report.

    Arrangements for international pupils to sit the entrance papers in their own country can be made.

    International pupils whose first language is not English will sit UKiset and CAT4 assessments.


    2020/2021. All per term.


    Years 7-9: £4532. Years 10 – 13: £5478.

    Weekly Boarding. Years 7-9: £6566. Years 10 – 13: £7384.

    Full Boarding. Year 7: £6566. Years 8 and 9: £8701. Years 10-13: £9539.

    Sibling discount available.

    For International pupil fees please contact the College


    HMC, ASCL, Society of Heads, BSA



    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    Virtual Open Morning: Saturday 22 May 2021 - Time: 10:00 am

    Virtual Open Day – Sat. 22nd May – Please REGISTER for this event.

    The Admissions Department is always on hand to help and guide you through the process – please do not hesitate to call us on 01889 591415, or email


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