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Start of term arrangements and Open Evening

Dear Varndean Families We have had a great year, thank you for your continued support. I wish you a beautiful and peaceful summer in the knowledge that in September we will again gear up for another industrious, focussed and joyous year. With all kind regards William Deighan The arrangements for the start of the Autumn… [more]

Posted on July 18th, 2014

Latest newsletter

The latest issue of the Varndean Eye, our very own newsletter, has just been released with a special message from Headteacher Mr Deighan. Take a look at your child’s school-specific newsletter now: Angelou, Russell, Turing and Ellis.

Posted on July 18th, 2014

Varndean School is a centre of excellence!

We are thrilled to announce we have recently achieved the NACE Challenge Award (National Association for Able Children in Education), making the school a centre of excellence for Gifted and Talented Students. Varndean School is the only secondary school in Brighton & Hove to have achieved this award and one of only 1% of schools… [more]

Posted on July 18th, 2014

Making the Grade latest

Please see the Years 10 & 11 Information, Advice and Guidance page for details on our Making the Grade evenings and supporting documentation. The latest material is the English homework for the summer and the associated reading list.

Posted on July 18th, 2014

Enrichment 2014

The past four days have seen students involved in a varied range of activities, from Japanese to Mixed Martial Arts. They have developed resilience and mixed with students they have never worked with before. the buzz on Friday as students shared their experiences was amazing. Enjoy sharing with us through some photos below.

Posted on July 18th, 2014

Good news - Sports Day 2014 rescheduled

Following the postponement of Varndean sports’ day we are pleased to announce it has been rescheduled at the Withdean Stadium for Friday 19th September. Please take the opportunity during the summer holidays to keep fit and healthy ready to compete in your events.

Posted on July 18th, 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