Danesfield School was last inspected by Ofsted in June 2017, when the school received an Outstanding judgment. The main findings of the report were:
"The exceptionally dedicated Headteacher leads the school with an absolute determination that all pupils can achieve highly and be happy in a nurturing environment".
"The highly engaging curriculum is a strength of the school. Pupils learn very well across a range of subjects, but particularly in reading. They develop skills which are equipping them very well for life and work in modern Britain".
"Pupils achieve exceptionally well in reading, writing and mathematics. They make good or better rates of progress to achieve the standards expected for their age. Many pupils exceed expected standards to attain highly"