Denefield School

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Denefield School
Denefield School logo.jpg
Established 1976
Type Non-selective academy[1]
Headteacher Glyn Whiteford (current)
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 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 boasts state of the art facilities for Science, Technology, Art and Music. The school overlooks open country side to the North and the parish of Tilehurst to the south. The new Piaget building is situated next to the village of Purley on Thames. The school has large grounds which are used for sporting activities. There is a new house system at the School which has helped build, according to ofsted, a harmonious community at the school, the school was graded 'good' in its last inspection.


The current headteacher is Mr Glyn Whiteford who was appointed in 2008. He has confirmed that he will be leaving the school at the end of this academic year on August 31st 2015 and it has been announced that Miss Lucy Dawe, the current Deputy Head teacher, will take his place.


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