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Languages club gets cultural

Varndean students have been enthusiastically involved in the Languages Club, Thursday lunchtimes in D6. Sessions have been led by students, with some help from teachers, and have given us all an insight into a range of different languages and cultures. Students have been able to get a taste of Greek food and dancing, Turkish food,… [more]

Posted on November 21st, 2014

Cambridge Visit

Fifteen students are paying a visit to Trinity College, Cambridge, tomorrow where they will meet with ex-Varndean student Jack Lewis. They will be talking with him about university life and getting a real feel for life after school. Ms. Browning, taking them there, expects this to be an inspiring visit, and we look forward to… [more]

Posted on November 21st, 2014

Inter-school latest: photography finalists

In today’s heat there was another stunning set of photos for Angelou and Ellis students to vote on as their entries for the final tomorrow. Representing Angelou are Jonah, Isaac and Elizabeth, and representing Ellis are Joe, Jay and Catherina. Thank you to all students who have entered this competition, the voting was very close!… [more]

Posted on November 20th, 2014

Year 11 PPE results

On Monday 24th November our Year 11s will receive their pre-public exam results – we look forward to sharing in their early success. Throughout the exam period and since then our Year 11 students have worked diligently, building upon these early results.

Posted on November 20th, 2014

Autumn Photography Competition Heats

Today we held the heats for Turing and Russell Schools. There was a fine turnout of students eager to register their votes for which photos should go through to the grand final on Friday. For Turing School Emily and Oscar (with two photos) were selected and for Russell School Ellis, Ellie and Finn were chosen…. [more]

Posted on November 19th, 2014

Future Politicians?

Three Russell students took part in the YouthSpeak event last night at the Towers Convent School – Izzy, Rudaba and Ellie. They did themselves proud and were a credit to Varndean. The adjudicators’ comments were extremely positive: the quality of the speech “bodes well for the future”. In particular, Izzy’s handling of the question merited… [more]

Posted on November 19th, 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