Subscribe to our free fortnightly newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news in independent education

Denstone College unveils new Maths and Languages block

A group of pupils, staff and governors watched as Headmaster David Derbyshire cut the ribbon and opened the building

Posted by Hannah Vickers | June 22, 2017 | Facilities & buildings

Named for the Headmaster, Denstone College's new Derbyshire building is a two-storey, 12 classroom building with smart boards and the latest in classroom technology and furniture; an energy-efficient, natural ventilation system, low-emission boilers and intelligent technology-controlled lighting, blinds and zoned heating. Pupils are now enjoying the state-of-the-art flexible seating and desking and benefitting from the very latest in teaching technology.

This is the latest in a series of developments, including the Adamson’s Sports Complex, the Threlfall Library and Tookey’s, the home of English and Philosophy & Ethics. The College continues to invest in new and improved facilities, including a 16-bed extension to girls’ boarding accommodation and a rolling programme of investment into other boarding areas. Boarding numbers at the College continue to rise gradually.

Mr Derbyshire recently announced his intention to retire in September 2018 after 20 years at the helm, and the College Council has appointed Miles Norris to take over the reins on his departure.

As my final year approaches, I am excited about the future of Denstone under new leadership. Pupils and staff deserve nothing but the best facilities available - David Derbyshire, Headmaster at Denstone College

David said: “It is a real honour to have this building named after me and I would like to thank the College governors for doing so. As my final year approaches, I am excited about the future of Denstone under new leadership. Pupils and staff deserve nothing but the best facilities available.”

Subscribe to our free fortnightly newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news in independent education

Related stories

St Edmund's School Canterbury breaks recruitment records

Construction starts on new learning centre at Downe House

Hipperholme Grammar appoints new head and moves to one site

Wellingborough appoints new Headmaster

Dress to impress with Kukri Sports

New Head of Dragon appointed

Innovative prinicipal takes over UWC Atlantic College

Trio of top appointments for Withington Girls' School

New Registrar for St Albans

Boarding accommodation at King's School Canterbury unveiled

Market place - view all

Holroyd Howe

Holroyd Howe is one of the UK's leading contract caterers. We provi...

Red sky

We’re the UK’s leading independent solar installer, hel...

Promethean

Effective teaching is the key to successful, collaborative and pers...

Schools Broadband

Schools Broadband is one of the UK's largest specialist providers o...

Tech Data

As one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology,...

Led hut

LED lights for home & business. SAVE money with energy efficie...