Denby Grange School is a small specialist provision which caters for pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs who need a smaller, more structured educational placement in order to develop their true potential. The school, in liaison with Keys Child Care provides both day and residential placements for pupils aged 11-18 yrs and is registered with the Department for Education. Denby Grange is set in a pleasant, rural location which enables a quiet and nurturing environment to be created. The school is built on a single storey basis and has several large classrooms including purpose built areas for Art, Design and Food Technology.
Class sizes are small and are structured to facilitate the implementation of Individual Education and Behaviour Plans. The plans ensure each student works through a differentiated curriculum appropriate to their ability and Key Stage.
The school introduces the students to a wide range of knowledge, skills and experiences - linguistic, literary, mathematical, scientific, technological, moral, physical, aesthetic, creative and social. The school has clear, positive expectations for behaviour and well-established and successful positive reinforcement strategies that are reviewed regularly. Every child has individual targets relating to both academic and behavioural achievements that are reviewed regularly to ensure positive progress is being made.
Denby Grange School fundamentally operates within two main principles:
1. All children, without exception, are to be valued as unique and productive members of society.
2. All children can succeed and should be encouraged to ever-greater appropriate challenges in all areas of experience.
The school has an effective framework for assessing pupils’ progress and this is used well to ensure that lessons are appropriately planned and that the support of other adults helps pupils acquire knowledge and skills.
Ofsted March 2016
To support pupils in acquiring the knowledge, skills and understanding relevant to adult life and employment/further education.
‘A positive, supportive, learning environment encouraging growth and achievement’