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Exam results day 20th August 2015

School will be open on Thursday 20th August for students to collect their exam results. The library will be open from 9:30-10:30am for year 11 leavers.

Staff will be on hand to celebrate success, advise and support students on the day with regard to college places if required.

If your child is unable to collect their results in person, they may be collected on their behalf.  The person collecting must have a signed note from the student agreeing for them to collect the results on their behalf and provide photo identification to prove that they are the person who has been authorised to collect the results.


Posted on July 23rd, 2015

News for Varndean Families

Our termly newsletter, the Varndean Eye, has just been published – please take a look
For those starting in Year 7 in September, on Thursday September 3rd, as on the taster day, we will meet pupils on the hard courts from 8.30 ready for an 8.45 start.  The day will finish at 3.05.
Please check the school website in September for any additional info.

We appreciate your support in ensuring that they are all in correct uniform and they have a set of writing equipment including pen, … [more]

Posted on July 20th, 2015

End of Term Arrangements and Achievement Assemblies

On Friday we will be celebrating all that our students have achieved this academic year in four school achievement assemblies.

Parents are welcome to attend their child’s Celebration of Achievement Assembly. If you would like to attend please email school@varndean.co.uk with your child’s name and form group and the number attending.

Please note that your child will be required to wear their full school uniform on this day as we demonstrate pride in our schools and our communities.


Posted on July 16th, 2015

Having a Yarn

Knitting 3

Over the last 2 days our students have gone from knitting novices to knitting dojos. They have worked on creating their stuffed knitted rabbit, embellished it with features, scarves, bows and flowers. They have learnt the importance of resilience by the bucket load. We now have a ‘warren’ of knitted rabbits. Not only have they knitted for themselves, but have taught several members of staff too – even Mr Deighan! Today saw the arrival of 3 beautiful wooden spinning wheels.


Posted on July 14th, 2015

Ceramic Beauties!

Ceramics 2

A feast for your eyes in store here with the results of yesterday’s ceramics enrichment activity!


Posted on July 16th, 2015

Enrichment Residential Travel Arrangements


Excitement is building about Enrichment week starting on Monday 13th July, both for those going away and those staying closer to home.

For the residential trips please keep an eye on the travel arrangements document which details timings – any key information will be updated on here so please keep checking.

We hope your child enjoys their activity whatever they may be doing.


Posted on July 10th, 2015

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