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Creativity Competition

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Don’t forget the inter-school creativity competition which is open until the Friday after the Easter holidays (17th April). Students can nominate their own work, parents and students are invited to nominate creative teaching! 

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Posted on March 27th, 2015

Blowing Their Own Trumpets!

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A joyous start to Friday morning!

Class 7TW wowed parents and staff this morning in a showcase performance of their newly learnt trumpet and trombone skills. After just six weeks of practise with music teachers and expert support from Sarah from the Brighton and Hove Music and Arts Service they performed to parents and staff a selection of reggae, blues and soul numbers.

One parent commented, “It’s amazing how much they have learnt in just a few short weeks”.

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Posted on March 27th, 2015

What Are You Reading This School Holiday?

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Would you like to know the 20 most-read books by high achieving pupils?Would you like to know the 20 most-read non fiction books?Are you interested in what students in the UK in Years 9-11 are voting as their favourite books?The website arbookfind.co.uk will allow you to answer these questions and a lot more. A password is not required and students, parents and teachers are invited to use this free online tool.

AR BookFinder allows both quick advanced searching and is an incredibly useful resource when trying to find the book that will get you back into reading!

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Posted on March 26th, 2015

Bronze DofE Training Walk

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Varndean students and staff stepped out in force at Devil’s Dyke last weekend on their Bronze DofE practice expedition. With a whole host of students officially taking part in the award as well as many assisting and even some students preparing for their Silver award by testing navigation equipment, its set to be another great year for Varndean students and DofE! Follow us! @VarndeanSchool @browning_alison

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Posted on March 25th, 2015

Travel to School by Car?

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As a reminder for those parents who drop off and pick up students in cars: please could you avoid dropping off and picking up your child/children outside our main school gate where there are parking restrictions as these restrictions are proven to help prevent accidents between motorists and children. Please see the concerns and penalties with regards to these restrictions highlighted on the Brighton and Hove Council website[more]

Posted on March 25th, 2015

Uniform

Please could we remind all parents and carers to ensure that their children return from the Easter holiday in full school uniform. Please see our uniform page for full details of the Varndean uniform.

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Posted on March 26th, 2015

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