Denefield School

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Denefield School
Denefield School logo.jpg
Established 1976
Type Non-selective academy[1]
Headteacher Glyn Whiteford (current)
Deputy Headteacher Lucy Dawe (Head from Sept 2015)
Chair Mrs Lorraine Doyle
Location Long Lane
RG31 6XY
Local authority West Berkshire
DfE URN 110100 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1242 total
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–18
Website Denefield School

Denefield School is a secondary school located in Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire, England. Originally called Long Lane Comprehensive school after its location, Its name was later changed to avoid confusion with a primary school of the same name. The school was founded in 1976 and opened with 180 students in Year 7. The Sixth form took its first students in 1981. Since then Denefield has continued to grow and currently has 1,000 students on roll. The school became a grant-maintained school in 1992, and was awarded a specialism as a Technology College in 1994. In 1999, Denefield became a foundation school and in January 2012, Denefield became an academy school.


The original school building was erected in 1976 as temporary accommodation, however, the old building still stands and much of the school has been rebuilt and refurbished. The school has state of the art facilities for Science, Technology, Art and Music and has large grounds which are used for sporting activities. The school was graded 'good' in its last Ofsted inspection in June 2014.


The current headteacher is Mr Glyn Whiteford who was appointed in 2008. He has confirmed that, after taking the school into and out of special measures on a number of occasions, he will be leaving the school at the end of this academic year on August 31st 2015. Miss Lucy Dawe, the current Deputy Head teacher, will be his successor.


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Coordinates: 51°28′18″N 1°3′22″W / 51.47167°N 1.05611°W / 51.47167; -1.05611