Outstanding! Read our Outstanding OFSTED report!

As you are aware on 17th and 18th January the school was visited by Ofsted.

Their purpose is to inspect and regulate schools to achieve excellence in the

care of children and young people in education.


The inspectors awarded Debden Park High School a grade of ‘Outstanding’.


This is an excellent achievement and a testament to the hard work, commitment

and effort of all associated with Debden Park High School.


The lead inspector stated that leaders at Debden Park High School have

successfully established a school where high aspirations and excellence are

the norm, and where pupils and staff enjoy coming to work. A culture of high

aspirations and high expectation pervades the school’s work. Outstanding

teaching and the exceptional promotion of pupils’ personal development ensure

that current pupils make substantial and sustained progress across a wide

range of subjects including English and Maths. This is reflected in the new

Progress 8 score showing that pupils from Year 7 to the end of Year 11 made

progress that is well above the national average in 2016.


The new sixth form is rapidly becoming popular and successful.


Throughout the school, pupils are very familiar with being challenged to do even

better. Challenge is a word used naturally and frequently by pupils.

Debden Park High School is a very popular school where pupils of all abilities

and backgrounds flourish.


We would personally like to thank the students and parents for their support in

helping Debden Park become the Outstanding school it is today and look

forward to their continued support in driving the school to raise standards even

higher across all levels.


You can view the new Ofsted report here:

Outstanding OFSTED Report


Yours sincerely

Christian Cavanagh                                                        Helen Gascoyne

Executive Headteacher                                                  Head of School