Denbigh Alliance Schools join Microsoft’s International Learning Community


We at the Denbigh Alliance Trust are celebrating with two of our schools, Denbigh School and Watling Academy, who have joined Microsoft’s International Network of Showcase Schools.

Microsoft’s Showcase Network recognises schools in over 100 countries who are creative and innovative in how they use technology to inspire and empower their students and ultimately improve student outcomes.

Denbigh School has been recognised as a Microsoft Showcase School since 2018 and has had its status renewed for the 2021 – 22 academic year, one of only 53 schools in the UK to have this prestigious status. Watling Academy, just two years after it opened, has already secured Incubator Status within the Network, and will now be working towards achieving full status.

Being part of the Showcase Network allows staff in the Trust’s schools to apply to be recognised as Microsoft Innovative Educators (MIEs) by demonstrating how they apply their skills and knowledge of technology to their teaching. We are very proud that currently within the Trust we have a number of staff who have successfully obtained this status.

The Trust greatly values our schools’ Microsoft Showcase Status as it recognises the drive and passion within our organisation to create the most flexible, technologically advanced learning environments for our students. This has been so important during the pandemic and will be just as vital as we support schools across Milton Keynes in our recovery from the impact of COVID-19.