Denstone College and The Prep at Denstone College

Denstone College offers a rounded education, where proper emphasis is placed on academic achievement and high standards are the top priority. A wide range of other opportunities, however, ensures that every individual finds and develops their talents. Denstonians emerge with a degree of self esteem and confidence possible only as a result of so much opportunity and challenge.

ST14 5HN

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ISC associations: HMC, IAPS, The Society of Heads, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Church of England

Day/boarding type: Day, Weekly/Flexible Boarding and Full Boarding

Gender profile: Coeducational

Size: 776

Denstone College and The Prep at Denstone College fees:

Boarding fees per term:
£4,996 to £11,343

Day fees per term:
£4,196 to £6,039

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
860 / 6003

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 4 to 18 (337)

Boarding: 4 to 18 (114)

Sixth Form: (119)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 4 to 18 (250)

Boarding: 4 to 18 (75)

Sixth Form: (82)

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We offer scholarships in to the First and Third Form (years 7 and 9). These may be Academic Scholarships or Non Academic Scholarships in Art, DT, Drama, Music and Sport.

For First Form entry, young people will sit Denstone’s own entrance examinations. For Third Form entry, pupils may join us through Common Entrance or through our own entrance examinations.

Applicants will need to achieve a reasonable standard in Common Entrance when applying for a non academic award.

Following Common Entrance in June, the academic results will be reviewed by the Headmaster for awarding academic scholarship. Non Academic Scholarships will take place at Denstone College during January, with awards made subject to satisfactory performance in CE.

Young people will need to be over 10 and under 12 on 1 September for First Form entry, and over 12 and under 14 for Third Form entry. Scholarships carry a maximum of 20% fee remission and Exhibitions a maximum of 10%.

A small number of bursaries are available each year to pupils whose parents could not otherwise afford the fees. They can be any value; in exceptional circumstances, up to the full amount of the fee.  The demand for bursaries is often oversubscribed, in which case performance in the Entrance Examinations and Assessments will be a key factor in prioritising support.
For your son or daughter to be considered for a bursary, it will be necessary for you to complete a Financial Circumstances Form which is submitted, in confidence, to the Bursar to enable her to make a recommendation to the Headmaster.  This Form should be fully completed before the entrance examinations are taken. 

Bursaries are effectively funded by full fee paying parents and support is therefore based on an in-depth financial assessment taking into account all financial circumstances including capital assets and investments, and not just income and expenditure. Please be aware that second properties and high value capital assets are likely to be a bar to success in achieving a bursary, as are frequent holidays or expensive cars. A home visit may be undertaken and any bursary awarded will be reviewed annually and may change according to circumstances.    


Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Design scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Science/Technology scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Clergy discounts
  • H M Forces discounts
  • Sibling discounts
  • Lump sum payment discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies