Denefield School

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Denefield School
Denefield School logo.jpg
Established 1976
Type Non-selective academy[1]
Headteacher Glyn Whiteford (current)
Specialism Technology College
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, with approximately 1,200 students attending during the 2005-2006 school year. 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. In January 2012, Denefield became an academy school.


The original school building, although only meant to be temporary, is still standing today. However much of the school is currently being rebuilt and refurbished to bring it up to modern standards, with brand new facilities for the Science, Technology and Expressive Arts curriculum areas, and new sixth form facilities under construction. Of the 2012 term, the building for the sixth form has been completed. The school overlooks beautiful open country side and from selected classes in the Piaget building (Science) you can see the village, of Purley on Thames.

The school has a field which it usually uses for physical education. (Mostly rugby, hockey and cross country) the end of the field resides just before purley-on-thames, the sign shows that there is a fence and then you enter Purley. The field is sometimes used for science experiments (year 7 usually).

The school uses the house system: Houses are Sulham, Langley, Norcot and Kentwood. The houses correspond to villages/districts around the school.

The buses: 15, 16 and 991 (28a in the morning) leave from inside the school grounds and the TG1 bus is available opposite the school on Long Lane.


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