Press Release

28th February 2017

Denstone College Prep School continues to achieve high standards

An independent school in Marchington has attained a 100% pass rate in their entrance exams to senior school. Out of 32 Year Six pupils who sat the entrance exam into Denstone College, all 32 have been offered places, and 16 scholarships and exhibitions were awarded. The average score attained by the pupils was a very decent 71%, with one child, Henry White, being awarded 3 scholarships in art, music and academia. This was made even more impressive due to the fact that Henry has missed a great deal of school due to illness over the past year or so. Mr Derbyshire, Headmaster of Denstone College can seldom remember three scholarships being awarded to the same child, and for Henry to achieve these results when he was so ill is truly remarkable and shows a great ambition through adversity. Headmaster, Jerry Gear, said, “They have all worked extremely hard and thoroughly deserve their success.”

The list of awards for 2017 are as follows:-

All-Round Exhibition                      5                                              Music Scholarship             2
Academic Scholarships                   3                                              Art Scholarship                  1
Academic Exhibition                       3                                              Art Exhibition                     1
Music Exhibition                              1

The exam entrance procedure can be rigorous for pupils, consisting of English, Maths and Science papers and an interview with a senior member of staff at Denstone College.

In addition, where applicable, pupils can be assessed on their music, art, drama or sporting abilities and, if successful, will receive scholarships or exhibitions for tuition.

Mr Gear goes on to say, “We work so closely with Denstone College, and indeed any other schools that we send children to, that we know they are ready for the challenge of the entrance process, but it is still a very demanding experience for such young children and I am really proud of their achievements.”

Denstone College Prep School is an independent prep school in Staffordshire which, together with our nursery, caters for day children between the ages of 2 and 11. We are part of the Woodard Group of Schools, the largest group of independent Church of England schools in England and Wales.  We are committed to offering the highest standards of academic education coupled with a supportive and nurturing environment where every individual is encouraged and valued.


For more information please contact Emma Warrilow 07789 926831 or Jerry Gear at 01889 562083.