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Extra-curricular and Enrichment

Extra-curricular Activities

School life goes on long after the final bell has sounded at 3.05pm.

Every evening there is a wealth of activities across every department at some point throughout the year. Whether or not you want to learn a new skill, develop existing ones; represent your school; meet new people or just turn up and have fun, with 42 different clubs running last year there really is something for everyone.

Please click HERE to see the timetable for this years clubs. 

Doing extra-curricular things has helped my confidence enormously.

It helps with leadership skills, public speaking, meeting new people, working as a team. 


Enrichment enhances, improves and makes something more rewarding. A central part of our enrichment programme is the enrichment week that takes place during the last week of the summer term.

Every student and member of staff takes part and students can choose from a variety of activities based either at school, in the local area or much further afield. 



Enrichment Booklet 2020: 

Click to see this years Enrichment booklet. 

Enrichment in Year 10

Spanish GCSE students have the opportunity to go to Salamanca. Deadline for signing up is Nov 24th.

Year 10 students Habiba and Keni applied for and were offered the roles of reporters during Enrichment week 2017. See what they have to say about the latest week of activities and Enrichment in general.

Read Keni and Habiba's presentation.

Final Itinerary for Salamanca  2019

Area of Excellence

Varndean School have been recognised nationally as having an Area of Excellence for character education by independent charity for school improvement, Challenge Partners and our enrichment programme forms an important aspect of this. 

Careers guidance is highly thought of by Key Stage 4 students

P Gayle, Curriculum Review, June 2015

Year 11 students were very positive about the advice and guidance they get, including that related to the next steps in their education and employment.

P Gayle, Curriculum Review, June 2015