If you have been allocated a place to start in September 2021 please see registration form to fill in below. You will also be getting a copy of this in the post along with other information. This can also be found further down on this page.
If your query is regarding your allocation of a place you will need to contact Brighton and Hove Council Admissions team on 01273 293653 or alternatively by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We ask that if your child is starting with us and they have any serious medical issues to please contact our Medical Officer Caroline Heath email@example.com
Year 6 Admissions: Sept 21
- Headteachers Welcome Letter
- Student Headteacher Welcome Letter
- Registration Form
- Event Attendance slip
- Transition Timeline
- Consent Booklet
- Consent Form
Transition to secondary school
Transition starts early at Varndean. Staff and students visit various year groups at local primaries as well as welcoming pupils into our school for taster sessions.
In Year 6 our transition team liaise with all the primary schools to ensure a smooth transition for our new students into Year 7.
Students experience a taste of lessons on our taster day on the first Friday in July, and also have the school to themselves on the first day of the Autumn term to help them settle in.
To promote positive relationships with parents we organise an introduction event in May and a workshop in July to allay transition worries. Parents are also able meet their child's form tutor at the parents’ event in July. In September our relationship continues with a Welcome Evening, with the opportunity to meet other parents. Finally, we offer an opportunity for parents to attend a “Making the Grade” evening on learning topics unique to Year 7.
Students remain with their form tutor and their School throughout their time at Varndean School. The form tutor and their School base team will provide essential care, guidance and support on both an academic and pastoral level.
If you would like to come to Varndean School then you will need to apply via the Brighton and Hove application process.
Welcome to Varndean Video
We look forward to meeting you all and welcoming you to our vibrant school community.
Thank you Mr. D for the Y11 well done packs you made for your class - each with a personalised key ring. #worldclass #theextramile #kindness https://t.co/udPBFHT8BQ
Thank you for joining us Mr. Watts too @StCCEastbourne and hearing our students talking about their achievements
Well done to all our #HotChocFri nominees recognised for winning the Y8 MFL spelling bee, a great attitude with Y11 catch up sessions & helping Y10s, winning the Y7 spelling bee, an outstanding drama performance, a diligent attitude and a big welcome to a new student! https://t.co/YQQpiN87lb