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Making the Grade - Year 10

Information on the first Making the Grade evening for Year 10 students has just been sent out to parents. The session is intended to get parents and children working together so please encourage your child to attend with you. The evening will provide an opportunity to visit 5 workshops covering skills to support your child in… [more]

Posted on October 24th, 2014

Interested in doing Bronze D of E?

If your Year 9 child is interested in joining the Duke of Edinburgh scheme this year for the Bronze Award we are holding an information evening for parents and students on Monday 10th November. At Varndean we offer Duke of Edinburgh (D of E) Bronze to students in Year 9. To gain the award students… [more]

Posted on October 24th, 2014

What is Student Review Day?

Friday 14th November On student review day we focus upon each individual student’s learning. Parents and students have the opportunity to meet with their child’s form tutor to review or agree individual targets for the rest of the year. This is also an opportunity to discuss any general queries that parents or students may have… [more]

Posted on October 24th, 2014

New rewards system launched

Varndean School is excited to announce the launch of our brand new achievement system. Beginning after half term, students will now be in charge of their own achievement points and will see direct rewards for their hard work, positive attitude and community spirit. They will be able to gain achievement points within the 3 C’s structure… [more]

Posted on October 23rd, 2014

Year 7 football

Varndean were missing a few key players against Kings School and lacked a bit of confidence in the first half. They conceded 4 goals in the first 10 minutes. By half time the score was 6-0 to Kings School. In the second half Varndean showed huge improvements and enjoyed much more possession in their opponents… [more]

Posted on October 23rd, 2014

Varndean Links Quiz

Its coming up to that highly anticipated time of year again – the annual Varndean Links Parents’ Group quiz! This year the date for your diary is Thursday 20th November. The quiz is held in the main school hall from 7.30 to 10.30pm. There’ll be a bar…there’ll be prizes…and back by popular demand we have… [more]

Posted on October 23rd, 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