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Dance Show

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Wednesday 6th May, 7pm

On the back of their success at the recent Let’s Dance shows at The Dome, Brighton, Varndean School dance students will be giving another fantastic performance in the Summer Dance Show. Also featuring guest performances from Ceyda Youth Dance Company, Coalition and Coalition Development Companies and Varndean College. Tickets are just £4 and £2 concessions so come along and be amazed!


Posted on April 22nd, 2015

Making the Grade: Presentations

Y11 Making the Grade - revision tips final

Following last night’s Making the Grade session for Year 11 please see the presentations below to refresh your memory.

Revision tips

English revision tips

Science revision

Maths final preparation


Posted on April 24th, 2015

Salamanca 2015

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Saturday July 11th – Thursday July 16th, 2015

Following the recent information evening on this trip and to refresh your memories please find below the main discussion points. A meeting with the students will be held nearer the time to go over everything they need to know. Students will be given specific details on some of the topics below, a checklist and groups will be formed and made known in this meeting in June –


Posted on April 23rd, 2015

Year 11 Hoodies and Prom

Hoodies are available for collection on Friday 1st May from 3.05pm in the canteen. Students are invited to sell their blazer back to the school and can sell it for £5 after they have collected their hoodies in the canteen.

Year 11 students who are eligible to attend prom can collect their invitation letter from their school bases from today. Tickets can be purchased from reception during lunchtime and from 3.05 – 3.30pm only.


Posted on April 23rd, 2015

Sports Leaders

Congratulations to:


Andras Huber (10JF/T)

Molly Perry (10AJ/A)

Gareth Lewis Williams  (10DF/A)

Chloe Watson (10JF/T)


Posted on April 23rd, 2015

Brighton Mini Milers

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Congratulations to all the Varndean students on their efforts in the Brighton Mini Mile race. Well done in particular to the following students:

Thomas Eames U15 (First place in a staggering 4mins 59 secs)
Anna Berry U18 (3rd place)
Josh Bottrell U13 (3rd place)
Rachel Berry U13 (4th place)


Posted on April 21st, 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