We aim to create a school learning environment where pupils feel secure, valued and are encouraged to talk in the knowledge that they will be listened to.  We have a number of staff who have roles dedicated to ensuring that children are safe and those who are able to support in a range of different ways.  We also work in partnership with the NHS, CYPS, and other agencies to support our young people where those needs cannot be met by the school.  


Within Duke’s Secondary School & Sixth Form we have two Designated Safeguarding Leads, and two Deputy Designated Leads.  Any concerns should be reported to either Mrs Gadsby or Mr Line in the first instance, or if unavailable, to Mrs Young, Miss Graham or Mrs Towers – Sixth Form.  Parents/Carers can reach these staff via the switchboard on 01670 816 111. 

Keeping children safe in education is our priority at Duke’s School.  The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Duke’s School is Mrs Gadsby for Years 7 to 11, and Mr Line for students in sixth form.

They can be contacted:


01670 816 111



NCEA Trust:

For information about safeguarding across schools in the NCEAT, please click here.