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Year 8 get ready

Our Year 8 students are having a great day and are now preparing for their fun run event 16 x 50m. 

Posted on September 19th, 2014

Let the games begin!

Congratulations to one of our first medal winners from Year 11. From Ellis school, is this a sign of things to come…! 

Posted on September 19th, 2014

Sports day Friday 19th September

Tomorrow’s forecast is looking changeable so come prepared for all weathers!  Please remember sun cream, a water bottle, and plenty of team spirit. Meet at Withdean Stadium at 9am tomorrow, or be at school by 8.40 am to walk accompanied by staff to the venue. Students will be dismissed from Withdean at approximately 2.30 pm. Extra-curricular… [more]

Posted on September 18th, 2014

Open Evening and Open Mornings

This year’s Open Evening takes place on Wednesday 24th September 5.30 – 8.30 pm. It is a family drop in event with no need to book. You will be able to watch the Headteacher deliver his speech and have a chance to visit individual departments and talk with subject teachers. With tours, family activities and… [more]

Posted on September 8th, 2014

Music at Varndean

The extra-curricular timetable for music is now available. Why not try something new? Please see Mr Kearsey if you have any questions about joining a music club. 

Posted on September 16th, 2014

Sports Day

Our annual school Sports Day which was postponed in July will now take place on Friday 19th September at Withdean Stadium (weather permitting). Students need to be at Withdean by 9.00am, in sports kit if they are competing. All students must bring with them a packed lunch, drink, waterproofs and sun cream. A packed lunch… [more]

Posted on September 16th, 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