Values and Ethos

Kind. Resilient. Respectful. 

We are passionate about our school community and want every child and family to feel happy and welcome at Denton. We strive to support every pupil to achieve their full potential; we want our school and pupils to achieve high standards and make excellent progress, providing care, challenge and opportunity for all of our pupils. We want to ensure a positive school environment and reflective learning culture for every member of our school community. We pride ourselves on our caring environment and the close interaction between pupils of different year groups; we operate a very popular and successful buddy system, for example. Our school motto is: Kind, Resilient, Respectful. We believe these three qualities help our children achieve these goals. 

We are a popular school, attracting pupils from not only the village of Denton, but Newhaven, Peacehaven and Seaford as well; we enjoy a strong sense of community. We are part of a teaching and learning alliance (Havens Schools' Alliance) that includes local primary schools and Seahaven Academy, our local secondary school. We share resources, skills and expertise; we are committed to improving the life chances for the children and young people of Newhaven. In addition, we meet regularly for sports tournaments, music festivals and curriculum enrichment. We are also part of a larger, area-group of schools in order to maximise our opportunities for school improvement called the Ashdown Educational Improvement Partnership.