Denbigh High School, Luton

Denbigh High School, Luton
Denbigh High School
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Motto High achievement for all is our shared responsibility.
Religion Mixed
Executive Principal Dame Yasmin Bevan
Associate Principal Daniel Connor
Specialism Sports College
Location Alexandra Avenue
Local authority Luton
DfE URN 109683
Ofsted Reports
Students 1120
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16

Coordinates: 51°53′29″N 0°25′31″W / 51.89136°N 0.42530°W / 51.89136; -0.42530

Denbigh High School is an academy in Luton, England. The school has approximately 1120 students between the ages of 11 and 16 and the school became an academy in 2010.

Denbigh’s partner school, Challney High School for Boys and Community College (also within Luton) became a National Teaching School in July 2011 and Denbigh is their strategic partner. As their partner and a lead member of the Challenge Partnership Denbigh High School plays a significant role in the training and professional development of teachers, support staff and headteachers from across the UK.

Denbigh is also an NCSL Leadership Development School and through this work it helps to develop future leaders. In 2005 the school was designated a specialist sports college and with this development came a major upgrade to many of the school’s facilities including a new sports hall, dance studio and artificial turf football pitch. Denbigh has a wide range of sporting facilities which are also open to the local community in the evening and at weekends.


  • Inclusion Quality Mark
  • ICT Mark
  • The Financial Management Standard in Schools
  • International School Award
  • Sportsmark Award
  • Investor in People
  • Healthy Schools Award
  • Inclusion Quality Mark
  • Sports Partnership Mark
  • Secondary School of the Year Award (The Times Educational Supplement School Awards)
  • IQM Inclusion Quality Mark
  • The Financial Management Standard in Schools
  • Eco-Schools Silver Award
  • NACE Challenge Award
  • International Schools Award


The majority of the students are Muslim of Pakistani or Bangladeshi origin. This was brought to national attention in 2005 as the result of a law suit over excluding a student, Shabina Begum, who refused to wear the school uniform, instead opting for an Islamic dress. The House of Lords eventually ruled in the schools favour.


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