The National Holocaust Centre Visit – Year 9

Year 9  students from Denton Community Collge visited the National Holocaust Centre this week. Students learnt about the origins of the Holocaust and evaluated how the Jewish people became a target for destruction.

The visit gave students the opportunity to reflect on what it was like to be a Jew living in Germany at the time of around World War 2 and gave a powerful lesson on antisemitism to those that went on the trip.

This interesting and educational trip provided important context for the students, it helped the students to remember the past whilst highlighting how they should protect the future. It proved a rewarding experience for all involved.


Red Nose Day 2015

On Friday 15 March, DCC came together with the rest of the country to do things big and small, that will add up to something massive.

Students attended with Red items of clothing in an attempt to raise funds for the charity event.

Since its launch in 1988, Red Nose Day has become something of a British institution. It’s the day, every two years, when people across the land can get together and raise money at home, school and work.

There’s a fantastic night of TV on the BBC, with comedy and entertainment to inspire the nation to give generously.

Comic Relief spends the money raised by Red Nose Day to help people living tough lives across the UK and internationally.


Platinum award students

DCC is pleased to announce new recipients of the Platinum award. The new recipients include our first male and our first Year 7.

Well done everyone, thank you for continuing to set the standards for the rest of the school to reach.



DCC Dance students “Move it” in London

Members of the DCC boys and girls dance company have returned from a jam-packed weekend in London. Students developed their understanding of the performing arts industry and had the opportunity to experience first-hand what it takes to be a professional dancer in the industry.

During their time in London, the students visited one of the world’s biggest dance conventions ‘Move It’ where students got the opportunity to talk to the leading performing arts colleges, take workshops with professional dance companies and watch a variety of performances.

Students also took a workshop at Danceworks studio on Bond Street as well as watching the West End production of Matilda. They even managed to fit in a bit of site seeing.

The students were impeccable and a real credit to the school throughout the trip.


DCC celebrate World Book Day!

This year, to celebrate ‘World Book Day’, the staff at Denton Community College have dressed up as their favourite literary characters.

As well as this students will be celebrating the day by being tasked with a ‘World Book Day treasure hunt’, designed to encourage conversations about beloved books between staff and students and, of course, book tokens are on offer!

During the build-up to World Book Day, students in Years 7, 8 and 9 have entered two national writing competitions: The Young Writers ‘Mission Contamination’ 100-word saga competition and the BBC 500 word short story challenge.

Staff at Denton Community College are committed to encouraging reading for pleasure with all students, the school library is currently under development and is being re-stocked in stages throughout the year in order to facilitate this. The benefits of reading for young people are vast, both academically and personally and the hope is that more students will be picking up a book because they want to, not because they are being asked to!

Food4life Gold award for DCC

The college was awarded the Gold standard status and was visited by a Nutrition Advisor to discuss the award criteria.

The Food4Life schools award is a chance for schools to celebrate and be recognised for good practice around healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle. It is given to schools that show a whole school approach to the provision and promotion of healthy food.

The Tameside School’s Food4Life Award is co-ordinated and managed by the Children’s Nutrition Team at the Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust.


Barcelona Trip – February 2019

Students have returned from an engaging and rewarding trip to Barcelona. 40 students from Year 9 and 10 headed to the Catalan Capital and the surrounding areas and had a fantastic educational experience that enriched their understanding of Geography. The group were wonderful throughout, and the trip broadened their understanding of many key topics in the course.

During their time in Catalunya, the group visited the serene Montserrat mountains, explored the beaches of the Delta del Ebro, investigated the coastline of Salou, and engaged in sightseeing across central Barcelona.

Thanks to Miss Donnachie, Miss Dixon and Mr Day for all of their efforts to make the trip a success.



The school follows the Local Authority policy for admissions for 11-16 students. For further information on Secondary admissions in Tameside, please visit the Tameside Council website, where you will find links to useful information, including the appeals process.

Each year the school arranges an Open Evening for prospective students and their parents/carers.

Once we know which students are due to attend there are a series of events and meetings from May onwards to ease the transfer from primary school. These include: a New Intake evening for parents/carers and a taster day at the school when students will sample a range of lessons with the tutor group to which they will belong in September. In addition key staff visit the main primary schools to discuss transfer information with appropriate teachers.


Snow guidance

You MUST inform school if your child is absent due to severe conditions making the journey unsafe.

On occasions, school will need to close and a message will go out via the following lines of communication:

    • Our School Website []
    • Twitter account 

Please check these sites for up to date information, such as opening times, important messages etc.

  • Text Message – A text message will go out to parents as soon as possible. If on the rare occasion school closes at a time within the school day, parents/carers will be informed by text message, therefore it is important to keep your contact details up to date.
  • Local Radio – Information is given out on: Key 103, Tameside Radio

If conditions worsen in the school day and parents feel it is absolutely necessary to collect children, the school should be contacted prior to collection. Please avoid collecting children before the end of the day unless you feel their safety is at risk.

Most importantly WARM clothing/footwear– Please ensure your son/daughter is appropriately clothed for cold / wet / windy weather and that shoes/boots have good grip for icy conditions for their journey to and from school. Once in school they must wear full school uniform.