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Shows to blow your socks off

To get you geared up for the winter season we have our Christmas Dance Show featuring the Coalition Dance Company – a troop of dancers from local secondary schools including Varndean School and colleges. Also performing will be dancers from local primary schools, as well as Masters students in Choreography from Chichester University. Christmas Dance Show:… [more]

Posted on November 26th, 2014

Year 11 visit to Cambridge University

On Saturday 22nd November 13 Year 11 students left Brighton for a taste of what might be. They travelled to Cambridge by train with Mr Taljaard and Ms Browning. Walking from the station to Trinity Hall, their first destination, they walked past huge wooden gateways into some of the colleges.  Just outside Trinity Hall they meet… [more]

Posted on November 27th, 2014

Year 11 Parents' Evening

We are looking forward to seeing Year 11 families at parents’ evening tomorrow, Thursday 27th November at 4.30pm. Please remember to make appointments to see all of your child’s teachers and to bring along their PPE results for discussion. Miss Nicholson

Posted on November 26th, 2014

Enrichment for Year 10

Enrichment options for Year 10 students are now available to view on the Enrichment page. Students have also been given the details.

Posted on November 26th, 2014

Enrichment options booklet

This has been sent to all parents and carers and will be the hot topic of discussion around school this week. The booklet is available on the Enrichment, Extra Curricular Activities and DofE page now.

Posted on November 24th, 2014

High Impact Day - what are the students up to?

Today our students have been working to a different timetable and discovering new facts, ideas and talents on a range of topics. Year 7 are working on their ‘Dream Bedroom’ in which they design, plan and create their ideal room. During the process students have learnt how to plan and stick to a budget, developing… [more]

Posted on November 25th, 2014

African proverb - 'It takes a village to raise a child' I offer you a very warm welcome to Varndean School and thank you for taking the time to find out more about us. Varndean School is a place where people matter. We believe that individuality is very much an internal quality that we foster and encourage through the widest variety of learning experiences. Our staff get to know the whole young person and their families, and we pride ourselves in tailoring the learning to suit the needs of the student. We aim to get the very best out of every student. Through planning engaging learning, assessment, support and intervention students know where they are in their learning and how to improve. Thinking about their futures, we encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning and well-being. This includes work-related learning and enterprise, as well as having the highest number of students who successfully complete the Duke of Edinburgh Award in the area. William Deighan Headteacher