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School News

High Impact Day - what are the students up to?

Today our students have been working to a different timetable and discovering new facts, ideas and talents on a range of topics. Year 7 are working on their ‘Dream Bedroom’ in which they design, plan and create their ideal room. During the process students have learnt how to plan and stick to a budget, developing… [more]

Posted on November 25th, 2014

Further netball results

The Year 8 netball team also played Patcham High last Wednesday.  It was a closely fought match and at half time the scores were even at 3 goals a piece.  In the second half it was a similar situation but unfortunately Varndean ran out of time before they could score the equaliser.  The final score… [more]

Posted on November 25th, 2014

Basketball news

On Friday the Year 10 and 11 basketball team played against Dorothy Stringer. During the initial stages of the game Dorothy Stringer took control, leading by a large total at the half way point. However as the game progressed Varndean became more comfortable and confident around the basket, scoring 35 points in total. The final… [more]

Posted on November 25th, 2014

Winter Arts Events

Looking for a chance to raise your spirits on these cold winter nights, then Varndean has a whole host of entertainments to delight. Next Wednesday 3rd December, the Dance Department are performing their Christmas Dance Show, which is sure to showcase the graceful and talented students of Varndean. This is hotly followed by a varied and… [more]

Posted on November 24th, 2014

Enrichment options booklet

This has been sent to all parents and carers and will be the hot topic of discussion around school this week. The booklet is available on the Enrichment, Extra Curricular Activities and DofE page now.

Posted on November 24th, 2014

Reminder: Year 11 Parent/Carer Consultation Evening

Thursday, 27th November, 4.30 – 7.30pm A reminder to all parents and carers of Year 11 students that on Thursday we are holding our consultation evening. Please remember to bring your child’s planner or page from their planner with you as a record of your appointment times. Please see the letter for full details.  

Posted on November 24th, 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