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At Varndean School we have four awards to recognise outstanding achievements over the course of a student's time here: Suzanne Denyer Award, Varndean Governor Award, Joan Richards English Award and Mathematics Award. The winners of these awards are invited back into school to be presented with their cheque and to serve as inspiration for our current students exemplifying our school motto Challenge and Pride.

We wish current winners, previous winners, and of course all students, every success with their future education and hope through continuing to challenge themselves they have many more proud moments. 

Awards for outstanding progress

Varndean School currently offers four awards for those students who display outstanding progress in their time with us.

Please see below for the winners of the awards for the year 20-21. They each received a proud welcome as they returned to the school to be part of a year 11 assembly. During the assembly they were presented with a cheque to further their education and to be spent in a way they feel will benefit their future. 

Suzanne Denyer Award

The £1000 annual award was created as part of the legacy of ex-student Suzanne Denyer who left Varndean to pursue a successful career in the Police Force. She was keen to recognise students who matched her determination and commitment to hard work and achieving their full potential.

Congratulations to Daki, this year's winner of the Suzanne Denyer Award, who has been recognised for their exceptional progress during their time at Varndean School.




Varndean Governor Award

The Varndean Governor Award created in 2015 matches the Suzanne Denyer Award to recognise the male student who has made the most progress through their hard work and dedication.

Congratulations to Momien, this year's winner of the Varndean Governor Award. 






Joan Richards English Award

The award is made in recognition of students who work hard throughout their time at Varndean School and produce work of outstanding merit in English. 

Congratulations to Amelia and Carlos, this year's winners of the Joan Richards English Award who each received £100.





Mathematics Award

The award is made in recognition of students who exceed national expectations to achieve their full potential in mathematics - £200. 

Congratulations to Cameron, this year's winner of the Mathematics Award. Mr Colverd nominated Cameron: 'Cameron has been one of the best all-round students I've ever come across - the student I wish I'd been more like when I was at school. Every lesson they tried their absolute best, took feedback on board, completed every prep task given to a really high standard, got help with questions they couldn't complete and by the end of Year 11 got one of the highest scores in the year group not just our class.'