Headteacher's Message


Welcome to the Davenant Foundation School website. At Davenant, we value the long history of the school which stretches back to the work of our founder, Ralph Davenant, in the East End of London during the 17th Century. This still provides an inspiration for us and sits alongside our absolute commitment to provide the best for our community in the 21st Century.

Being a Christian ecumenical school for 11-18 year old students, we have a very special ethos in which to pursue our goal of excellence for every student. Our achievements are recorded both in our examination results and in the recognition we receive for our wide range of other activities.
We aim to “nurture mind, body and spirit”, something that every student is encouraged to understand from their first week in the school.

Davenant became an academy on 1st April 2011 and maintains an excellent reputation for its teacher training programmes, staff induction and the emphasis given to staff development at all levels. One of the school’s Six Commitments is “to foster the full development of each member of our community”.
Whether you are a parent, a student, a prospective employee or curious web browser, we hope you will enjoy using this site. If you would like to find out more, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Adam Thorne