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School News

Some of Brighton's finest talent to perform

Next week sees the return of our annual Upper School Concert (Years 9-11) on Thursday 1st May, 7pm. Featuring some farewell performances from Year 11 (hankies at the ready!) and an exciting roster of choirs & bands, as well as Gamelan and Samba performances. Our usual eclectic mix will feature throughout the evening, this time stretching from… [more]

Posted on April 24th, 2014

Students in Dance for Life this weekend

A group of Varndean students are set to take part in the Dance for Life performance this Saturday, 26th April at Blatchington Mill School. The British Red Cross event will take place at the Windmill theatre – Blatchington Mill School, Brighton.  This is an annual event that schools and dance groups across the country take… [more]

Posted on April 24th, 2014

Basketball & Benchball - Inter-school competition latest

This week sees the return of a sports-themed inter-school competition, with basketball and benchball being the chosen fields. After day 1 Ellis are the winners for Year 7 in the benchball – the basketball Year 7 has been postponed until Monday 28th April. Well done Ellis School!

Posted on April 23rd, 2014

Varndean Students in the Brighton Mini Mile

Well done to the following students that took part in the Brighton Mini Mile at Preston Park on the 5th April: Izzy Langhamer, Mariah Ash, Michaela Mackay, Sky Towle, Erin Holbrook, Georgia Simpson, Thomas Eames, Nellie Feldmann, Nina Lambert, Chloe Watson, Jake Hart-Kirby, Josh Bottrell, Joseph Thorne, Katie Raynes, Emily Rudd, Fleur George Henney, Alice… [more]

Posted on April 22nd, 2014

New chess club

Fancy learning chess or want to show off your skills? Come and join the new chess club – Wednesday lunchtimes in D22.

Posted on April 22nd, 2014

Sporting round-up

Y7 League 2 Cup Final: Varndean 2-4 Patcham High Unfortunately Varndean went down 4-2 in the final despite a brave effort from all the players. Varndean were the better side for large periods of the game but conceded 2 goals in quick succession in the first half from set pieces – a feature of the… [more]

Posted on April 4th, 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