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.
Varndean’s Open House, showcasing the wonderful work of our student artists, is happening today. We will have musical entertainment from the Samba Band, Gospel Choir and Gamelan musicians. Tasty refreshments can be purchased from Varndean Links. Come along and join in the fun between 11:30 and 16:00. If you do visit Varndean today we would… [more]
Tomorrow, Saturday 18th May, Varndean School’s Open House exhibition is open to all from 11.30am. With fantastic exhibits from our Year 11 students, musical entertainment from our very own samba band, gospel choir and gamelan and refreshments and cakes do come along and join us.
On May 17th IDAHOBIT the staff at Varndean school stood together to send a message to all that homophobic, transphobic and biophobic behaviour is wrong. This was coupled with a discussion in tutor time about the the message and reasons behind IDAHOBIT.
On Thursday 6th June we will be running a session for all parents and carers on the subject of emotional and mental health in young people. The session will run from 6.30pm – 8pm at Varndean School. Please see our information leaflet for further details.
Please see the letters home section for a copy of the letter from Mr. Hughes, along with a revision provision timetable for Year 11 students from 21st May.
Its now only 2 days until Varndean School’s Open House exhibition, part of the Fiveways Trail. With fantastic exhibits from our Year 11 students, musical entertainment from our very own samba band, gospel choir and gamelan and refreshments and cakes this is a day you really can’t afford to miss!