Ofsted Inspections

In November 2023 we were inspected and judged 'good' in all areas.  You can read the report here, it will also be available on the Ofsted website very soon.


“Denby Dale is a nurturing school where leaders have high expectations of pupils.”

“Pupils have many opportunities and experiences to broaden their personal development...”

“Children are provided with many exciting activities to help their
development, both indoors and outside.”

“Children make a strong start in early years.”

“Pupils with SEND do well. Staff are aspirational for them.”

“Pupils are eager to learn.”

“...this includes spending time with the school’s reading dog, Baxter.”

“Pupils are happy, feel safe and enjoy learning. They are so proud when they earn any of the school’s badges of honour.”