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Happy Holidays!

Our students have been busy celebrating success at the end of term with seasonal challenges and achievement assemblies. The new rewards scheme introduced earlier this term is in full swing now with students receiving certificates and celebrating the huge number of achievement points earned. Many points have been converted, at the request of the students, into donations… [more]

Posted on December 19th, 2014

Want to do DofE Silver?

Applications are open for Year 10 students wishing to take on the challenge of the DofE Silver award. The Silver award is open to all Year 10 students,  including those who have not completed the bronze award. The deadline for any student wishing to sign up is Friday January 9th. Please complete the application form and… [more]

Posted on December 19th, 2014

Last day of term

School will be closing at 12:45pm on Friday 19th December for the start of the Christmas holiday. School will shut for students at 12:45. Lunch will be available before they leave, with a normal break-time service at 10:45am. This is also a non uniform day for those happy to donate £1. All proceeds will go to… [more]

Posted on December 18th, 2014

Year 10 Textiles Work Exhibited

Staff members and students were recently treated to an exhibition of Year 10 textiles work. The students were given a brief to design stimulating sections for a baby play mat. They went to town using a wide range of techniques and materials. Drawing on knowledge learnt in skills workshops earlier in the term, the students then… [more]

Posted on December 18th, 2014

Year 7 Parent Consultation Evening

On Thursday 15th January we are holding the Year 7 Parent and Carer Consultation Evening. Letters have been sent home with full details and a copy is available to view on the letters home page.

Posted on December 18th, 2014

Varndean Bake Off

Russell School students recently planned and realized a bake off for their peers. The competition was followed by a cake sale of all the entries, with all proceeds going to their chosen charity HEAL. Open to all students across the four schools, the entries were judged by an expert team of technology teachers and senior… [more]

Posted on December 17th, 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