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Last day of term

School will be closing at 12:45pm on Friday 19th December for the start of the Christmas holiday. School will shut for students at 12:45. Lunch will be available before they leave, with a normal break-time service at 10:45am. This is also a non uniform day for those happy to donate £1. All proceeds will go to… [more]

Posted on December 18th, 2014

Year 10 Textiles Work Exhibited

Staff members and students were recently treated to an exhibition of Year 10 textiles work. The students were given a brief to design stimulating sections for a baby play mat. They went to town using a wide range of techniques and materials. Drawing on knowledge learnt in skills workshops earlier in the term, the students then… [more]

Posted on December 18th, 2014

Year 7 Parent Consultation Evening

On Thursday 15th January we are holding the Year 7 Parent and Carer Consultation Evening. Letters have been sent home with full details and a copy is available to view on the letters home page.

Posted on December 18th, 2014

Varndean Bake Off

Russell School students recently planned and realized a bake off for their peers. The competition was followed by a cake sale of all the entries, with all proceeds going to their chosen charity HEAL. Open to all students across the four schools, the entries were judged by an expert team of technology teachers and senior… [more]

Posted on December 17th, 2014

Making the Grade - Year 11

On Thursday 8th January 2015 we are holding the second Making the Grade session for Year 11 students and their parents and carers. The evening will provide an opportunity to hear from a variety of options subjects to find out about the upcoming exams, useful revision tips and guidance on how to work with your child… [more]

Posted on December 16th, 2014

Girls almost hit the top spot in football

Last week our combined Year 8&9 girls football team entered a mini tournament at PACA. Varndean finished 2nd overall missing the top spot by one point. . Our first match was against Patcham High. We won this 2-0. A strong performance from Varndean to break a well organised Patcham side down. Goal scorers Maisie Mitchell and Katy Graydon…. [more]

Posted on December 15th, 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