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  • Debenham High School
    Gracechurch Street
    Debenham
    Stowmarket
    Suffolk
    IP14 6BL
  • Head: Miss Julia Upton
  • T 01728 860213
  • F 01728 860998
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.debenhamhigh.co.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Suffolk
  • Pupils: 679
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 22nd January 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Pupils’ work, some of it highly detailed and informative, is displayed throughout the building and, ‘it gives us something to read while we are waiting to be let into the classroom’. The claim of ‘sport for all’ really does hold good as girls play cricket and football, ’rugby too, if they want,’ as well as rounders and netball. Sport appears to be encouraged but not forced on pupils: ’You don’t have to be mad on it,’ said one parent (approvingly). With such a good grounding at GCSE, pupils go on to do very well at A levels in sixth forms elsewhere...

 

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Converted to an academy 2011.

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Headteacher

Since 2012 Miss Julia Upton BA PGCE. Read maths and computer science at Durham followed by postgraduate training at Cambridge. Previously head of maths, assistant head of sixth form and deputy head of King Edward VI Bury St Edmunds. Before that was head of maths at Denes school, Lowestoft and began her career at Stowmarket school. ‘There was no plan to remain in Suffolk, it just worked out that way.’ In her early 40s, she is a confident leader with a brisk, very friendly manner, and though extremely proud of pupils’ academic achievements (Debenham recently come in the top 100 state schools at GCSE) she is just as proud of the school’s happy and pastoral ethos, rooted in its Christian foundation. Believes the relatively small size of the school contributes to a sense of...

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