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Year 9 Making the Grade meeting Thursday 2nd October

Thursday  2nd October 2014 18.45 – 20.30pm This event is intended to strengthen communication between parents, school and students, as we prepare them for the year ahead and look forward into Year 10. The evening will begin with an opening introduction from the Deputy Head for Curriculum regarding what to expect in Year 9 and… [more]

Posted on October 1st, 2014

Reminder of parent events this week

This week we have our Year 7 welcome evenings which are split into two groups of two schools and take place on Tuesday 30th September and Wednesday 1st October. For full details please read the invitation letters on the letters home page. Then on Thursday 2nd October we have our Year 9 Making the Grade… [more]

Posted on September 30th, 2014

Apollo Gary the Snail - Highly Commended!

Last term our then Year 7 students entered a national Space Food competition in which they had to create a space menu for UK Astronaut Tim Peake. We didn’t produce the winning entry however celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal was so impressed by the work from one of our teams, Apollo Gary the Snail, that they were classed… [more]

Posted on September 30th, 2014

Ruby's determination recognised with PiXL Award

Varndean staff members were delighted to learn that a student’s sheer determination and hard work has resulted in her receiving not only fantastic GCSE results but also a National PiXL Award. Despite having a visual impairment, Ruby’s focus and dedication helped her gain 4 A*, 2 A and 4B GCSE grades. The PiXL Club, Partners in Excellence, aims… [more]

Posted on September 29th, 2014

Read all about it!

At Varndean we wholeheartedly encourage a love of reading and our students have got off to a great start with increased borrowing levels this term already. As such have two great pieces of news to share with you. Firstly, we’re running another Scholastic Book Club to earn free books for our school. You can find… [more]

Posted on September 29th, 2014

Making the Grade Evening - Year 9

We would like to invite you and your child to a Year 9 evening in school. At Varndean we are aiming to provide some extra supportive steps to aid your child’s journey through Key Stage 4. Research shows us that a child reaches their full potential when both school and home have strong connections and… [more]

Posted on September 26th, 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