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INSET day Monday 2nd February

We would like to remind families that school is closed to students all day on Monday 2nd February for staff training. School will be back to normal on Tuesday 3rd February.

Posted on January 27th, 2015

Updated Dance Extra-curricular Timetable

Available now, the updated Dance timetable for the Spring term. This can also be found, along with other extra-curricular timetables, on the Enrichment, Extra-curricular Activities and DofE page and the Dance department page.

Posted on January 30th, 2015


Tickets are selling fast for this year’s annual production, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Open to all, why not come and check out some of Brighton’s finest?

Posted on January 30th, 2015

Acoustic Inter-school Competition

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the last two heats as follows: Ellis – Lois Howard-Walsh 10RK Angelou – Ollie Green 10DF Thank you to all those who entered – with standards so high it was a tough decision for all four schools. All four heat winners will be playing in today’s final… [more]

Posted on January 30th, 2015

A Day of Allsorts on High Impact Day

Now and again Varndean School enjoys being off-timetable, yet very much focused on curriculum. Yesterday saw students engaging in a celebration of languages, taster sessions in careers and options, equalities and options and core subject focus with Science ISAs and Maths and English workshops. We welcomed into school colleagues from two Brighton-based groups – Apprentice Ambassadors… [more]

Posted on January 29th, 2015

Target Dance Festival - A Student's Perspective

On Friday 9th January a group of us travelled to Eastbourne to take part in Target Dance. Target Dance Festival consisted of predominantly dance companies and university students but Varndean were invited to perform. The standard of dance is very high at Varndean and this was clearly demonstrated in our performance. Our dance was to… [more]

Posted on January 29th, 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