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Karishma wins Suzanne Denyer Award

Russell School welcomed one of their former students into assembly this morning. Recent leaver Karishma Khan is this year’s recipient of the Suzanne Denyer Award and came back to school to receive her award from the Headteacher. The award was created as part of the legacy of ex-student Suzanne Denyer who left Varndean to pursue a… [more]

Posted on October 22nd, 2014

Textiles GCSE work commended

We are thrilled that exam board AQA has commended some of our textiles GCSE work. The work was completed by recent leavers Lily Gould and Verity Parkin. Lily produced outstanding work (teddy below) which was identified for its, “Excellent development work through experimentation with a wide variety of techniques. It showed a high level of… [more]

Posted on October 21st, 2014

Students revisit the Early Years

Year 11 Health and Social Care students welcomed Ms Anne Wilding into school recently to chat about her role as a Grandmother. Health and Social Care students study Health and Social Care provision during all life-stages and Early Years care is the focus of the Controlled Assessment. The recent interviews of Godparents and a Grandparent, all… [more]

Posted on October 21st, 2014

Basketball at Varndean

On Monday 13th October the Year 10 and 11 boys took on Hove Park in Basketball at Varndean. Some of the boys had never played a basketball fixture before and so this was their first ever match as a team. Varndean got off to a good start but as the first two quarters progressed, Hove… [more]

Posted on October 17th, 2014

Netball news

The Year 10 netball A team got their first super league match off to a strong start.  They had equal possession of the ball and made Dorothy Stringer’s A team (last year’s super league winners) work extremely hard for every goal. Despite losing by a significant margin the team know that they have what it… [more]

Posted on October 17th, 2014

Pre-Public Exams and Key Dates for Year 11

Please note the Pre-Public Exam timetable is now available to view. You can also now download a copy of the Key Dates for Year 11 document as discussed at the recent Making the Grade evening. These documents and more can be found on the Exams and Results page.

Posted on October 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